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Canon Printers and the address book

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Metspitzer, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Flightless Bird

    Canon has a dialing directory built into their faxing software. It
    looks exactly the same as the WAB looks only it is not the same.

    The way I send faxes is to have the document open and select "Print"
    Windows then shows me a list of printers. Canon fax is one of the
    options. It gives me a list of names and I can store the numbers
    there. The problem with using the software this way is, the address
    book that comes up will only allow you to add or delete entries. It
    won't allow you to edit the entries.

    If I just run wab.exe I get the address book, but the address book it
    uses is not the same as the one Canon uses.

    Does anyone know of a way to edit the Canon version of the address
    book?
     
  2. Ernest T. Bass

    Ernest T. Bass Flightless Bird

    Canon support?

    "Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:eek:t3c461njsk9qn9gi4la6rlcedt4k38ji0@4ax.com...
    : Canon has a dialing directory built into their faxing software. It
    : looks exactly the same as the WAB looks only it is not the same.
    :
    : The way I send faxes is to have the document open and select "Print"
    : Windows then shows me a list of printers. Canon fax is one of the
    : options. It gives me a list of names and I can store the numbers
    : there. The problem with using the software this way is, the address
    : book that comes up will only allow you to add or delete entries. It
    : won't allow you to edit the entries.
    :
    : If I just run wab.exe I get the address book, but the address book it
    : uses is not the same as the one Canon uses.
    :
    : Does anyone know of a way to edit the Canon version of the address
    : book?
     
  3. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Flightless Bird

    I called Canon support actually, and they said that it was an XP
    problem. I knew I would not be calling Micro$oft.

    I found my answer though. I was searching for .wab and found no
    matches. I tried to change the name of the address book and found the
    file was in C:/Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application
    Data\Canon\MP5\Administrator.wab

    I just don't understand why I did not find the file using a regular
    search, but I got it going now.

    Thanks

    On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:37:37 -0500, "Ernest T. Bass"
    <ernest@tbass.invalid> wrote:

    >Canon support?
    >
    >"Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
    >news:eek:t3c461njsk9qn9gi4la6rlcedt4k38ji0@4ax.com...
    >: Canon has a dialing directory built into their faxing software. It
    >: looks exactly the same as the WAB looks only it is not the same.
    >:
    >: The way I send faxes is to have the document open and select "Print"
    >: Windows then shows me a list of printers. Canon fax is one of the
    >: options. It gives me a list of names and I can store the numbers
    >: there. The problem with using the software this way is, the address
    >: book that comes up will only allow you to add or delete entries. It
    >: won't allow you to edit the entries.
    >:
    >: If I just run wab.exe I get the address book, but the address book it
    >: uses is not the same as the one Canon uses.
    >:
    >: Does anyone know of a way to edit the Canon version of the address
    >: book?
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    WAB files are hidden files by default in WinXP.


    Metspitzer wrote:
    > I called Canon support actually, and they said that it was an XP
    > problem. I knew I would not be calling Micro$oft.
    >
    > I found my answer though. I was searching for .wab and found no
    > matches. I tried to change the name of the address book and found the
    > file was in C:/Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application
    > Data\Canon\MP5\Administrator.wab
    >
    > I just don't understand why I did not find the file using a regular
    > search, but I got it going now.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:37:37 -0500, "Ernest T. Bass"
    > <ernest@tbass.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> Canon support?
    >>
    >> "Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eek:t3c461njsk9qn9gi4la6rlcedt4k38ji0@4ax.com...
    >>> Canon has a dialing directory built into their faxing software. It
    >>> looks exactly the same as the WAB looks only it is not the same.
    >>>
    >>> The way I send faxes is to have the document open and select "Print"
    >>> Windows then shows me a list of printers. Canon fax is one of the
    >>> options. It gives me a list of names and I can store the numbers
    >>> there. The problem with using the software this way is, the address
    >>> book that comes up will only allow you to add or delete entries. It
    >>> won't allow you to edit the entries.
    >>>
    >>> If I just run wab.exe I get the address book, but the address book it
    >>> uses is not the same as the one Canon uses.
    >>>
    >>> Does anyone know of a way to edit the Canon version of the address
    >>> book?
     
  5. Ernest T. Bass

    Ernest T. Bass Flightless Bird

    Whenever you post about a problem, you should always tell us what you have
    done!!!!

    "Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:mn8c46ddu5roe5akrlbdbn8ncltrleiujo@4ax.com...
    :I called Canon support actually, and they said that it was an XP
    : problem. I knew I would not be calling Micro$oft.
    :
    : I found my answer though. I was searching for .wab and found no
    : matches. I tried to change the name of the address book and found the
    : file was in C:/Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application
    : Data\Canon\MP5\Administrator.wab
    :
    : I just don't understand why I did not find the file using a regular
    : search, but I got it going now.
    :
    : Thanks
    :
    : On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:37:37 -0500, "Ernest T. Bass"
    : <ernest@tbass.invalid> wrote:
    :
    : >Canon support?
    : >
    : >"Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
    : >news:eek:t3c461njsk9qn9gi4la6rlcedt4k38ji0@4ax.com...
    : >: Canon has a dialing directory built into their faxing software. It
    : >: looks exactly the same as the WAB looks only it is not the same.
    : >:
    : >: The way I send faxes is to have the document open and select "Print"
    : >: Windows then shows me a list of printers. Canon fax is one of the
    : >: options. It gives me a list of names and I can store the numbers
    : >: there. The problem with using the software this way is, the address
    : >: book that comes up will only allow you to add or delete entries. It
    : >: won't allow you to edit the entries.
    : >:
    : >: If I just run wab.exe I get the address book, but the address book it
    : >: uses is not the same as the one Canon uses.
    : >:
    : >: Does anyone know of a way to edit the Canon version of the address
    : >: book?
    : >
     

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