Sending the Same Document to Several Recipients (Sequential Broadcasting) - MX472 / MX479 / MX532
Article ID: ART146191 | Date published: 05/18/2015 | Date last updated: 05/07/2019


This article provides information on sending the same document to several fax recipients using the PIXMA MX472 / MX479 / MX532.  This process is known as sequential broadcasting.



This machine allows you to prepare for sending the same document to a maximum of 21 recipients in one operation. The recipients can be specified with the Numeric buttons, coded memory dial, and group dial in combination.

The following number of recipients can be specified in combination.

  • The recipient registered to the machine:

    Up to 20 (total of coded memory dial and group dial)

  • Dialing using the Numeric buttons or redialing:



  • It may be possible that faxes will reach unintended recipients due to the misdialing or incorrect registration of fax/telephone numbers. When you send important documents, it is recommended that you send them one by one after speaking on the telephone.

    Sending a Fax after Speaking on Telephone


  • If you frequently send documents to the same group of recipients, you can group these numbers for group dialing. This will allow you to send documents to all the recipients in the group by simply pressing a few buttons.

     Registering Recipients for Group Dial



  1. Make sure that the machine is turned on.
  2. Press the FAX  button.
    The Fax standby screen is displayed.

  3. Load documents on the platen glass or in the ADF.
  4. Adjust the scan contrast and resolution as necessary.



  1. Specify all recipients' fax/telephone numbers one by one.

    Before finishing specifying all recipients' fax/telephone numbers, do not press the Color button or the Black button.
  • By specifying with the recipient registered to the machine (coded memory dial or group dial):

    Press the Menu  button, use the LEFTRIGHT button to select Memory dial, then press the OK button. Next, select a recipient, then press the OK button.

     Sending a Fax Using the Memory Dialing Feature

    Searching a Registered Recipient by Name

  • By dialing using the Numeric buttons:

    Use the Numeric buttons to enter the recipient's fax/telephone number, then press the OK button.


  • If FAX no. re-entry in Security control under Fax settings is set to ON, use the Numeric buttons again to enter the number, then press the OK button.
  • By redialing:

    Press the Menu  button, use the LEFTRIGHT button to select Redial, then press the OK button. Next, use the LEFTRIGHT button to select the number you want to dial, then press the OK button.

    Broadcasting is displayed after specifying the multiple recipients.

    figure: LCD


  • When Broadcasting is displayed, you can review the numbers you have entered by pressing the LEFTRIGHT button.
  • Pressing the Back button allows you to delete the recipient's number you entered last.


  1. Press the Color button for color transmission, or the Black button for black & white transmission.


  • Color transmission is available only when the recipient's fax machine supports color faxing.


  • To cancel sequential broadcasting, press the Stop  button. To cancel a fax transmission while it is in progress, press the Stop  button, then follow the instructions on the LCD.

  • If documents remain in the ADF after the Stop  button is pressed while scanning is in progress, Close the feeder cover [OK]Eject the document is displayed on the LCD. By pressing the OK button, the remaining documents are automatically ejected.

  • When you press the Stop  button, fax transmission to all the recipients specified will be canceled. You cannot cancel a fax transmission to only one recipient.