Everybody wrote them the way they considered appropriate. There is such a thing as faxing via computer of course, but it is so close to email it should probably be treated like one.
However, Dixie does think fax machines are still useful in a lot of cases.
As she has already warned you on this page, there is a lot of confusion about business correspondence types.
Does it mean the subject is not important enough to be agreed upon? The links below point you to the pages on Dixie's site that include the reference information which can be useful for writing any and all types of business correspondence, as well as business reports, business documents and even resumes.
But so are a lot of different business documents and forms. In such cases Dixie would say that a merge of business correspondence with business documents occurs, and such reports can be treated as a piece of business correspondence.
But in general, Dixie would leave resumes and reports out and she doesn't plan to cover them on her site.So, most of us would say that faxes have been a part of business environment for about 30 years.Consequently, there are not very many rules established for writing faxes.Business Letters Business Memos Business Faxes and Business Email Dixie covers major types of business correspondence extensively on her site, and the good news is you need to know well just four types if you are interested in a business career.Business letters have been the only type of business correspondence for much longer than any of us can remember, so "business correspondence" is still associated with them more than with its any other type.Email is the blessing and the curse of modern life, modern businesses included.It is very helpful as a means of instant communication but becomes a burden for those who have thousands of unopened messages sitting in their inbox.On the other hand, Dixie loves helping her readers, so for those of you who are interested in resume and report writing she provides the following links: In Dixie's humble opinion, business newspapers and magazines/journals, press releases and to some extent greeting cards are the types of business correspondence which can be ignored by a lot of business people/cats and left to the professionals or designated specialists.Dixie has also seen business minutes referred to as a type of business correspondence, others state that business minutes should be considered business reports and/or business documents.Every business uses lots of business memos, and a lot of them nowadays are sent by email which makes them even more ubiquitous.Dixie finds it interesting that business faxes have been around even longer than memos, but for a long time very few people had had access to fax machines.