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How to modify a cover in Stonefax

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Last updated: 28 Oct, 2019

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How to modify a cover on Stonefax


When the user sends a fax by the Web To Fax feature, he or she can choose the name of the cover page to be put before the fax by clicking on a drop-down list in the "Fax Body" section. This is the list of the cover files (*.cov) located in the common cover pages directory of the server. Just add a cover page file in this directory and the users will be able to use it in their faxes.

Depending on the OS, common cover pages directory can be either (in Windows 2003):

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax\Common Coverpages

or (Windows 2008 and more recent)

  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows NT\MSFax\Common Coverpages

You can edit a cover page file by double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer (make sure .cov file type is associated with FXSCOVER.EXE app, available in  "Windows\System32" folder. 

If you delete all the cover files, the feature will be disabled and the users won't see the drop-down list with the names of the cover pages anymore.

Additionally, Imagicle Stonefax supports different fax covers and it possible for any user to select among his covers the one to be used each time when sending a fax. This is doable via jabber, web portal and e-mail.

When sending through Jabber/Website it is possible to select the cover to be used via a drop down menu.

When sending via email it is applied the default cover page (NOCALLENDUM.COV). However, it is possible to specify which cover to be used, adding in the mail subject “CoverPage((URGENT.COV))”, where ”COVER-URGENT.COV” is the name of the selected cover page for the specific fax transmission.

To add the required optional covers, per each User, Department or the entire Company, it is needed to create and add the relevant cover page(s) in specific paths, as follows:

Disable Cover Page:

  • Make a backup of the file <StonevoiceAS>\Apps\Stonefax\Server\System\Stonefax.ini
  • Edit the file <StonevoiceAS>\Apps\Stonefax\Server\System\Stonefax.ini
  • Under [Settings] add the following line:
  • Save file
  • Restart the stonefax service

Assuming user name starts with A:
C:\Program Files (x86)\StonevoiceAS\Settings\Users\A\<relevant user directory name>\CoverPages\NEW-COVER.COV

Assuming user name starts with F:
C:\Program Files (x86)\StonevoiceAS\Settings\Users\F\<relevant user directory name>\CoverPages\NEW-COVER2.COV

Assuming department name starts with S:
C:\Program Files (x86)\StonevoiceAS\Settings\Departments\S\<relevant department directory name>\CoverPages\NEW-COVER4.COV

Assuming department name starts with T:
C:\Program Files (x86)\StonevoiceAS\Settings\Departments\T\<relevant department directory name>\CoverPages\NEW-COVER5.COV

Article ID: 402
Last updated: 28 Oct, 2019
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