JP5994444B2 - Image forming apparatus and image forming program - Google Patents

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JP5994444B2
JP5994444B2 JP2012154944A JP2012154944A JP5994444B2 JP 5994444 B2 JP5994444 B2 JP 5994444B2 JP 2012154944 A JP2012154944 A JP 2012154944A JP 2012154944 A JP2012154944 A JP 2012154944A JP 5994444 B2 JP5994444 B2 JP 5994444B2
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  The present invention relates to an image forming apparatus and an image forming program.

  Patent Document 1 instructs storage means for storing a communication destination list describing a plurality of sets of data in which a communication destination name, a communication destination address, and a use frequency thereof are associated with each other, and display of the communication destination list of the storage means. A communication apparatus is disclosed that includes instruction means and display means for displaying at least a part of a plurality of sets of data in order of use frequency in accordance with instructions.

  Patent Document 2 discloses a communication terminal device including a communication history storage unit that stores communication history data, and a display control unit that extracts and displays data to be displayed from the history data stored in the communication history storage unit. The communication history storage means stores at least the communication date and time and the connection type of communication as history data, and the display control means stores the communication type for each connection type and connection type based on the history data in a calendar prepared in advance. A communication terminal device that displays information is disclosed.

Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 10-23178 Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 11-98284

  The present invention provides an image forming apparatus and an image forming program capable of preventing erroneous transmission of image information when selecting a destination of image information, as compared with a case where a past transmission history for the destination is not used. The purpose is to provide.

In order to achieve the above object, the invention of the image forming apparatus according to claim 1 is a reception unit that receives a destination to which image information is transmitted, and a history relating to a transmission history of past image information of the destination received by the reception unit. An acquisition unit that acquires information , and the history information acquired by the acquisition unit confirms the destination when the number of acceptance errors indicated by the user that the destination is incorrect is included more than a predetermined number of times. So as to notify the warning .

According to a second aspect of the present invention, when the content of the history information satisfies a predetermined condition regarding transmission of image information to the destination, the receiving unit receives an instruction as to whether the destination is correct, When the receiving unit receives an instruction that the destination is not correct, the receiving unit further includes an increasing unit that increases the number of reception errors.
According to a third aspect of the invention, the accepting unit, if the previous SL destination instruction is received to be incorrect, correction instruction for correcting the destination, deletion instruction to delete the destination, and re-accepting said destination Any of the re-accepting instructions to be received, and if the correction instruction is accepted, the address registered in advance is corrected, then the address is re-accepted, and if the deletion instruction is accepted, The system further comprises re-accepting means for re-accepting the address when the address is re-accepted after the registered address is deleted and the re-accept instruction is received.

According to a third aspect of the present invention, when the accepting unit accepts an instruction that the destination is not correct, the re-accepting unit increases the number of acceptance errors of the destination, and the notifying unit When the number of times of acceptance errors exceeds a predetermined number, a warning is given that the destination has been repeatedly designated as incorrect.

  According to a fourth aspect of the present invention, when the receiving unit receives an erroneous transmission destination in which image information has been erroneously transmitted in the past, the acquisition unit acquires the history information corresponding to the erroneous transmission destination, and the notification The means notifies the history information corresponding to the erroneous transmission destination.

  According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, when the accepting unit accepts the erroneous transmission destination as a destination to transmit the image information, the notification unit warns that there has been an erroneous transmission in the past.

  According to a sixth aspect of the present invention, the informing means includes at least one of a first condition in which the warning is equal to or more than a predetermined number of times and a second condition in which a predetermined period has elapsed from the first warning. If the condition is met, the warning is stopped.

  According to a seventh aspect of the present invention, when the history information is history information associated with user information relating to a user, and the reception unit receives the destination and the user information, the acquisition unit includes: The history information corresponding to the destination and the user information is acquired.

In the invention according to claim 8, when the notification means warns the user to confirm the destination, and the reception means receives that the destination is correct and updates the history information. , Update means for updating the history information.

  According to a ninth aspect of the present invention, the predetermined condition is a condition related to at least one type of item among the number of transmissions of image information to the destination based on the history information, a transmission interval, and a transmission time zone.

  According to a tenth aspect of the present invention, an image forming program causes a computer to function as each means constituting the image forming apparatus according to any one of the first to ninth aspects.

According to the first, second, and tenth aspects of the invention, when selecting a destination of image information, it is possible to prevent erroneous transmission of image information as compared to a case where a past transmission history for the destination is not used. Have

According to the third aspect of the present invention, when an incorrect destination is selected as the transmission destination of the image information, it is possible to prevent erroneous selection of the destination as compared with a case where the destination cannot be changed.

  According to the fourth aspect of the present invention, it is possible to easily identify the person who erroneously transmitted the image information as compared with the case where the history information corresponding to the erroneous transmission destination is not acquired.

  According to the fifth aspect of the present invention, it is possible to prevent erroneous transmission of image information when an erroneous transmission destination is received, compared to a case where no warning is given that the erroneous transmission has occurred in the past. Have.

  According to invention of Claim 6, compared with the case where the warning display is continued unconditionally, there is an effect that the troublesomeness caused by the warning can be reduced.

  According to the seventh aspect of the present invention, there is an effect that it is possible to notify each user as compared with the case of acquiring the history information without using the user information.

  According to invention of Claim 8, compared with the case where history information is updated unconditionally, it has the effect that it can prevent that required alerting | reporting is suppressed.

  According to the ninth aspect of the present invention, compared to a case where at least one item of the number of transmissions of image information, a transmission interval, and a transmission time zone is not included in a predetermined condition, based on past transmission results. This has the effect of preventing erroneous transmission of image information.

1 is a perspective view of a main part of an image forming apparatus. 1 is a block diagram illustrating a configuration of a main part of an electric system of an image forming apparatus. 3 is a flowchart of processing executed by a computer of the image forming apparatus according to the first embodiment. It is explanatory drawing of the history information acquired by designating a destination. 10 is a flowchart of processing executed by a computer of the image forming apparatus according to the second embodiment. 10 is a flowchart of processing executed by a computer of an image forming apparatus according to a third embodiment.

  DESCRIPTION OF EMBODIMENTS Hereinafter, embodiments for carrying out the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings. In addition, the same code | symbol is provided to the component and process which an effect | action and a function bear the same function through all drawings, and the overlapping description may be abbreviate | omitted suitably.

<First Embodiment>

  FIG. 1 shows a configuration of an image forming apparatus 10 according to the present exemplary embodiment. The image forming apparatus 10 receives various data via a communication line (not shown), performs a print function for performing image forming processing based on the received data, a copy function for copying an image recorded on a document onto a recording sheet, A facsimile function for transmitting and receiving various data via a facsimile line that is not used is installed.

  In the image forming apparatus 10, an image reading unit 12 is provided in the upper part of the apparatus, and an image forming unit 14 is disposed below the image reading unit 12. The image reading unit 12 includes a document transport unit 18 in the document cover 16. The document transport unit 18 sequentially pulls the document 20 placed on the document feed unit 16A provided on the document cover 16 and transports the document 20 onto a platen glass (not shown). The image reading unit 12 reads image information recorded on the document 20 conveyed on the platen glass. In addition, the document transport unit 18 discharges the document 20 whose image has been read onto a document discharge unit 16B provided on the document cover 16.

  In addition, the image reading unit 12 is provided with a display operation unit 22 that receives various instruction operations by the user and displays various information of the image forming apparatus 10. The display operation unit 22 is provided with a display button for accepting an instruction operation by a software program, a touch panel display 24 for displaying various information, a hardware key 26 such as a numeric keypad and a start button, and the like. The display operation unit 22 is used as a copy number setting or a magnification setting when using the copy function by a display button of the display 24 or the hardware key 26, a destination selection key when using the facsimile function, and the like.

  On the other hand, the image forming unit 14 forms an image on a recording medium accommodated in the paper accommodating unit 28 by, for example, a so-called electrophotographic method.

  Specifically, the image forming unit 14 is a charging device for charging the photosensitive drum, and the charged photosensitive drum is exposed to light corresponding to the image to expose the static on the photosensitive drum according to the image. An exposure device that forms an electrostatic latent image, a developing device that develops toner with an electrostatic latent image formed on a photosensitive drum, and a transfer device that transfers a toner image corresponding to the image formed on the photosensitive drum to a recording medium The image forming apparatus includes a fixing device that fixes a toner image corresponding to the image transferred to the recording medium.

  Examples of the exposure apparatus include an optical scanning apparatus configured to include an optical system such as a semiconductor laser, a rotating polygon mirror, a collimator lens, a cylindrical lens, and an fθ lens, and an LED head composed of a plurality of LEDs.

  FIG. 2 illustrates a block diagram illustrating a main configuration of an electrical system of the image forming apparatus 10 according to the present embodiment. As shown in the figure, the image forming apparatus 10 includes a computer 40.

  The computer 40 has a configuration in which a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 40A, a ROM (Read Only Memory) 40B, a RAM (Random Access Memory) 40C, and an input / output interface (I / O) 40D are connected via a bus 40E. It has become.

  The I / O 40D includes an image reading unit 12, an image forming unit 14, a display operation unit 22, a paper supply unit 30, a paper discharge unit 32, a hard disk 34, a facsimile communication interface (I / F) 36, and a network communication I / F 38. Etc. are connected.

  The paper supply unit 30 includes, for example, a paper storage unit 28 that stores recording paper as a recording medium, a supply mechanism that supplies recording paper from the paper storage unit 28 to the image forming unit 14, and the like.

  The paper discharge unit 32 includes a discharge unit for discharging the recording paper and a discharge mechanism for discharging the recording paper on which the image is formed by the image forming unit 14 onto the discharge unit.

  The hard disk 34 includes, for example, log data such as the status and operating status of each unit of the image forming apparatus 10, log data of processing results such as copying and printing, facsimile transmission history information, facsimile reception history information, various setting data, control programs, and the like. Is memorized.

  The facsimile communication I / F 36 is an interface for performing data communication with a device having a facsimile function (not shown) via a facsimile line (not shown).

  The network communication I / F 38 is an interface for performing data communication with a terminal device such as a personal computer (not shown).

  In the present embodiment, a control program for processing to be described later is stored in advance in the hard disk 34 as an example, and is executed by the CPU 40A reading the control program stored in advance. In addition, a control program is recorded on a storage medium such as a CD-ROM, and is executed by reading it with a CD-ROM drive or the like, or by receiving the control program via a wired or wireless communication means. A form or the like may be used.

  In image forming apparatus 10 according to the present embodiment, for example, when it is detected that facsimile function (facsimile transmission) is designated on display operation unit 22, CPU 40A executes facsimile transmission control. When the user performs facsimile transmission using the image forming apparatus 10, the user places the document 20 on the document feeder 16A and also specifies information (destination) for specifying a device having a facsimile function (not shown) as a transmission destination, for example, a facsimile. A number or an abbreviated number corresponding to the facsimile number is selected by operating the display 24 or the hardware key 26 provided in the display operation unit 22.

  The correspondence between the abbreviated number, the transmission destination name, the facsimile number of the transmission destination name, and the like is stored in advance in a storage device such as the hard disk 34, for example.

  Moreover, the method of accepting a destination by voice using voice recognition means may be used.

  After selecting a destination, a button for transmitting image information is pressed among buttons displayed on the display 24 and hardware keys 26. In this case, the CPU 40A controls the image reading unit 12 to start reading the image information of the document 20 placed on the document feeding unit 16A.

  When the reading of the image information from all the originals 20 is completed, the CPU 40A transfers the image information data acquired thereby and the facsimile number corresponding to the destination acquired from the display operation unit 22 to the facsimile communication I / F 36. The facsimile communication I / F 36 starts calling the facsimile number transferred by the CPU 40A.

  The CPU 40A exchanges (negotiations) information necessary for communication with a device having a facsimile function as a transmission destination of image information data, such as a transfer speed and a code of image information data used for communication. After establishing communication, image information data is transmitted.

  As described above, the image information of the document 20 is transmitted to the destination selected by the user through a series of controls by the CPU 40A.

  However, when the user selects a destination, an incorrect destination different from the original destination of the image information may be selected due to an error in an operation such as a mistake in pressing a button or the like.

  Therefore, in the present embodiment, when a destination to which image information is transmitted is selected, history information related to a transmission history of past image information is acquired for the selected destination. Then, based on the acquired history information, when a predetermined condition is satisfied with respect to the transmission of the image information to the selected destination, a notification is made to confirm the destination, thereby preventing erroneous transmission of the image information.

  Next, the operation of the image forming apparatus 10 when executing facsimile transmission control according to the present embodiment will be described with reference to FIG.

  FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the image forming program executed by the CPU 40A of the control unit 40 of the image forming apparatus 10 at this time, and the program is stored in advance in a predetermined area of the hard disk 34. Has been.

  Further, before the process of step S100, the user displays at least one of information for identifying the user (user identification information) and information for identifying the group to which the user belongs (user affiliation information) on the display 24. A non-contact IC card (not shown) of the image forming apparatus 10 is input by operating the displayed button or hardware key 26, or a non-contact IC card in which user identification information or user affiliation information is written. Assume that the user logs in to the image forming apparatus 10 by holding the reading unit over the reading unit.

  A combination of user identification information and user affiliation information is referred to as user information.

  User information obtained by login is stored in a predetermined area of the hard disk 34.

  First, in step S100, a predetermined initialization process is executed. For example, when the facsimile transmission function is selected via the display operation unit 22, an abbreviated number registered in advance is displayed on the display 24.

  Note that the initialization content is not limited to this, and when the destination is selected using the hardware key 26, the button used for selecting the destination among the hardware keys 26 is validated. When selecting a destination of image information from a terminal device such as a personal computer (not shown) via a communication line (not shown), the function of the network communication I / F 38 is enabled so that the destination is accepted from the terminal device. For example, the image information destination may be accepted.

  In step S106, the abbreviated number of the touch panel display 24 is pressed to select a destination to which image information is transmitted. Note that a plurality of destinations may be selected when performing broadcast transmission of image information. In the present embodiment, it is assumed that, for example, 03-XXXXXX- [Delta] [Delta] [Delta], which is a facsimile number of company Z, is selected.

  In step S108, history information related to the past transmission history for the destination selected in step S106 is acquired from the facsimile transmission history information stored in the hard disk 34 and stored in the RAM 40C.

  FIG. 4 exemplifies history information 50 acquired by the processing in step S108 when 03-XXXXXX-ΔΔΔΔ, which is a facsimile number of company Z, is selected as an example of history information.

  The history information 50 includes, for example, a user field indicating user identification information transmitted to the address 03-XXXXXX-ΔΔΔΔ, a group field indicating user affiliation information, and the date and time when image information is transmitted. Is composed of a transmission date / time column indicating.

  For example, the first line of the history information 50 indicates that user1 belonging to the group A made a facsimile transmission to 03-XXXXXX-.DELTA..DELTA. On June 1, 2012 at 10:18:32. ing.

  In step S112, it is determined whether or not the contents of the history information acquired in step S108 satisfy a predetermined condition (notification condition) regarding transmission of image information to the destination. If the determination is affirmative, the process proceeds to step S114. To do. If a negative determination is made, the process proceeds to step S126.

  Here, the notification condition is a condition for determining whether or not it is necessary for the user to check whether there is an error in the selected destination. Note that the notification conditions are determined in advance by an administrator who manages the image forming apparatus 10. As the notification condition, a condition is set that is different from the past transmission pattern for the selected destination, which is represented by the history information acquired in step S108.

  Specifically, to a destination that has been transmitted to a selected destination for the first time and that has been transmitted to a selected destination more than the past average number of transmissions in a predetermined period such as one day or one month, and has not been transmitted through a predetermined period. For example, it has been transmitted to a selected destination in a time zone that has never been transmitted.

  Hereinafter, the contents of the notification condition will be described in detail using the history information 50.

  When the administrator sets, for example, a case where image information is transmitted to a selected destination for the first time as a notification condition, when the user selects 03-XXXXXX-ΔΔΔΔ as a destination of image information, Since the transmission history already exists in the history information 50, the notification condition is not satisfied and the process proceeds to step S126.

  For example, when the administrator sets the case where the image information is transmitted to the selected destination more than the past average number of transmissions per day to the selected destination, the user sets the image information on June 7, 2012. Suppose that 03-XXXXXX- [Delta] [Delta] [Delta] is selected twice as a destination. In this case, since the average number of transmissions per day is determined as one from the history information 50, the notification condition is satisfied at the second destination selection, and the process proceeds to step S114.

  For example, when the administrator sets a case where image information is transmitted to a destination that has not been transmitted for three days as a notification condition, the user sets 03-XXX as the destination of the image information on June 11, 2012. ○-△△△△ is selected. In this case, since it is determined that the last destination selected from the history information 50 is 03-XXXXXX- [Delta] [Delta] [Delta] is June 6, 2012, the notification condition is satisfied and the process proceeds to step S114. .

  In addition, the transmission time zone is, for example, a first time zone from 6 o'clock to 11:59:59, a second time zone from 12 o'clock to 17:59:59, and 18 o'clock to 23:59:59. It is assumed that the time is predetermined in four time zones, a third time zone of seconds and a fourth time zone of 0:00 to 5:59:59.

  Then, when the administrator sets, for example, a case where the information is transmitted in a time zone that has not been transmitted, the user sets the image information at 14:00:00 on June 7, 2012. Suppose that 03-XXXXXX- [Delta] [Delta] [Delta] is selected as the destination. In this case, since it is determined that the history information 50 is transmitted for the first time in the second time zone, the notification condition is satisfied and the process proceeds to step S114.

  In step S114, the display operation unit 22 is provided with a message (confirmation message) for allowing the user to check whether there is an error in the destination selected in step S106, and buttons for “Yes” and “No”. This is displayed on the display 24. In addition to displaying the confirmation message on the display 24, voice notification or display and voice notification may be performed.

  The content of the confirmation message is stored in advance in, for example, the hard disk 34, and the content to be displayed on the display 24 is determined according to the notification conditions determined in advance by the administrator.

  For example, if the notification condition is the first transmission to the selected destination, the display 24 displays “This is the first time to use this destination. Is the selected destination correct?”. For example, if the notification condition is a transmission to a destination that has not been transmitted for three days, the display 24 displays “This destination has not been used for a while. Is the selected destination correct?”.

  In step S122, when the destination selected in step S106 is a correct destination as the transmission destination of the image information, when the user presses the “Yes” button on the display 24, the process proceeds to step S124. When the destination selected in step S106 is an incorrect destination as the transmission destination of the image information, when the user presses the “No” button on the display 24, the process proceeds to step S148.

  In step S124, a history of transmitting the image information to the destination selected in step S106 is added to the history information, and a button for selecting whether or not to update the history information is displayed on the display 24. If the user instructs not to update the history information, the process proceeds to step S128. If the user instructs to update the history information, the process proceeds to step S126.

  Here, the reason why the user determines whether or not to update the history information is that there is a situation in which it is not desired to update the history information depending on the situation.

  For example, it is assumed that the user 1 is requested to send a facsimile to the company B, which has never sent a facsimile, by an instruction from another person. In addition, it is assumed that a case where transmission is first made to a selected destination is set as the notification condition.

  In this case, an affirmative determination is made in step S112, and a confirmation message is displayed in step S114. However, since the selected destination is correct, the determination in step S122 is affirmative, and the process proceeds to step S124.

  User 1 may want to display a confirmation message again because facsimile transmission to company B is based on an instruction from another person and is not the other party who normally performs facsimile transmission. In this case, the user 1 instructs not to update the history information in step S124, so that a confirmation message is displayed again when an opportunity to perform facsimile transmission to the company B comes in the future.

  In step S126, the history of transmitting the image information to the destination selected in step S106 is added to the history information 50 on the RAM 40C and updated.

  In step S128, the destination is determined by selecting the destination selected in step S106 so that it cannot be changed until facsimile transmission is completed.

  In step S130, it is detected that the transmission start button of the display operation unit 22 has been pressed, and a communication line is connected to a device having a facsimile function as a destination of image information. Then, the image information data obtained by reading the image information of the document 20 by the image reading unit 12 is transmitted to the destination determined in step S128.

  In step 132, the history information 50 on the RAM 40C updated in step S126 is stored in the hard disk 34.

  On the other hand, in step S122, when the user instructs that the destination selected in step S106 is an incorrect destination as the transmission destination of the image information, the process proceeds to step S148.

  In step S148, any one of a correction instruction for correcting the destination selected in step S106, a deletion instruction for deletion, and a re-acceptance instruction for selecting the destination of the image information again without performing correction or deletion is received from the user. .

  If a correction instruction is accepted, the process proceeds to step S150. If a deletion instruction is accepted, the process proceeds to step S152. If a re-acceptance instruction is accepted, the process proceeds to step S154.

  In step S150, the destination selected in step S106 is corrected by the user. When the user corrects the destination by using the button displayed on the display 24 or the hardware key 26, for example, the corrected destination is associated with the abbreviated number pressed in step S106, and the correspondence between the abbreviated number and the destination. Is stored in the hard disk 34.

  In step S152, the destination selected in step S106 is deleted by the user. For example, when the user deletes the destination registered in the abbreviated number, the association between the destination before the deletion and the abbreviated number pressed in step S106 is canceled. Then, it is stored in the hard disk 34 that there is no destination associated with the abbreviated number pressed in step S106.

  In step S154, for example, the display of the destination selected in step S106 is deleted from the display 24, and preparations for selecting the destination of the image information are made again, and then the process proceeds to step S106.

  In the present embodiment, in step S108, history information related to the past transmission history for the destination selected in step S106 is acquired. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and the past is combined with user information related to the destination and the user. In addition to acquiring the history information regarding the transmission history, notification conditions may be set.

  For example, it is assumed that a person whose user identification information is user3 selects a company Z destination in step S106. In this case, in step S108, only the history information related to the transmission history by the user 3 having the destination selected in step S106 as the transmission destination among the facsimile transmission history information stored in the hard disk 34 is acquired. For example, when history information regarding the destination of the company Z is indicated by the history information 50, there is no acquired history information.

  Further, for the notification condition in step S112, for example, a condition combining user information is used. For example, in the above-described example, the notification condition is the first transmission to the destination selected by the user 3.

  Also, for example, if the person whose user affiliation information is B selects a destination of company Z in step S106, the facsimile transmission history information stored in the hard disk 34 is selected in step S106 in step S108. The history information relating only to the transmission history by the person in the group B with the addressed destination as the transmission destination is acquired.

  The history information acquired in this case, for example, when the history information regarding the address of the company Z is indicated by the history information 50, only the transmission history by the person in the group B is acquired. In this case, the history information is configured by the user field and the transmission date and time, excluding the group field used as the history information narrowing condition.

  Further, the notification condition in step S112 is, for example, a condition that combines user information. For example, in the above-described example, the notification condition is a case where more than the past average number of transmissions per day is transmitted to the destination selected by the group B person.

  In addition, for example, history information may be acquired by combining user identification information, user affiliation information, and a destination, or notification conditions may be set.

  As described above, according to the present embodiment, when performing facsimile transmission, history information related to the transmission history of the past image information of the selected destination is obtained from, for example, the hard disk 34, and the predetermined notification condition is satisfied. If this happens, a warning is sent to the user to confirm that the selected destination is correct.

Second Embodiment

  Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described. In the second embodiment, in addition to the processing described in the first embodiment, the number of reception errors is recorded, and a warning is displayed when the number of reception errors exceeds a predetermined threshold. Also, the warning display is stopped when a predetermined condition is satisfied.

  With reference to FIG. 5, the operation of the image forming apparatus 10 when the facsimile transmission control according to the present embodiment is executed will be described.

  FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing a flow of processing of an image forming program executed by the CPU 40A of the control unit 40 of the image forming apparatus 10 at this time, and the program is stored in advance in a predetermined area of the hard disk 34. Has been.

  The processing in FIG. 5 differs from the processing in FIG. 3 in that the processing in steps S116 to S120 and steps S140 to S144 is added. The processing of the other steps is the same as that in FIG.

  In step S122, when the user instructs that the destination selected in step S106 is an incorrect destination as the transmission destination of the image information, the process proceeds to step S140.

  In step S140, the number of acceptance errors corresponding to the destination selected in step S106 is incremented by 1 and stored in the hard disk 34. Note that the number of reception errors is set to 0 in step S100.

  In step S142, it is determined whether or not the number of reception errors is equal to or greater than a predetermined number. If a negative determination is made, the process proceeds to step S148. If it is affirmation determination, it will transfer to step S144. For example, if the predetermined number of times is 3, an affirmative determination is made when the user instructs in step S122 three times that the destination selected in step S106 is an incorrect destination as the transmission destination of the image information.

  The predetermined number is, for example, the number determined by the administrator, and is stored in the hard disk 34 in advance.

  In step S144, a warning flag indicating that the number of reception errors has become equal to or greater than a predetermined number is set.

  On the other hand, in step S114, it is determined whether or not a warning flag is set when a confirmation message is displayed. In the case of an affirmative determination, in addition to the confirmation message, a warning for prompting attention to confirm whether the destination selected in step S106 is the correct destination as the transmission destination of the image information is displayed, and then the process proceeds to step S116. If the determination is negative, the process proceeds to step S116 without displaying a warning.

  For example, a warning such as “This address has been selected incorrectly several times. Please be careful.” Is displayed. Note that the content of the warning is stored in advance in the hard disk 34, for example.

  In step S116, it is determined whether or not a condition for stopping the display of warning (warning stop condition) is satisfied when a destination to display a warning next time is selected in step S116. If it is negative determination, it will transfer to step S122, and if it is affirmation determination, it will transfer to step S118.

  The warning stop condition is predetermined by the administrator. For example, when the warning is displayed more than a predetermined number of times, the warning is stopped, or when a predetermined period has elapsed since the warning was first displayed. Conditions such as stopping the warning or stopping the warning when both conditions are satisfied are used.

  In step S118, in order to stop displaying the warning, the warning flag set in step S144 is reset, and in step S120, the number of reception errors increased in step S140 is set to zero.

  As described above, according to this embodiment, when a facsimile transmission is performed, if a destination that has been repeatedly selected as an erroneous destination is selected as the destination of image information, a warning is displayed, so that the user can Call attention to whether the correct destination is selected.

  If the predetermined warning stop condition is satisfied, the warning display is stopped.

<Third Embodiment>

  Next, a third embodiment of the present invention will be described. In the third embodiment, in addition to the processing described in the second embodiment, when image information is erroneously transmitted to a certain destination, the administrator identifies the person who erroneously transmitted the image information based on the history information. Processing has been added.

  With reference to FIG. 6, the operation of the image forming apparatus 10 when specifying an erroneous sender of image information according to the present embodiment will be described.

  FIG. 6 is a flowchart showing the flow of processing of the image forming program executed by the CPU 40A of the control unit 40 of the image forming apparatus 10 at this time, and the program is stored in advance in a predetermined area of the hard disk 34. Has been.

  The process of FIG. 6 differs from the process of FIG. 5 in that the processes of steps S102 to S104, step S110, step S134, and step S136 are added. The processing of the other steps is the same as that in FIG.

  In step S102, a button for causing the display 24 to select a transmission mode or a specific mode is displayed. Here, the transmission mode is a mode in which image information is transmitted to a destination selected using the facsimile function described in the first embodiment and the second embodiment. The specific mode is a mode in which history information related to a transmission history of a destination having an erroneous transmission is displayed on the display 24.

  If the administrator selects the transmission mode, the process proceeds to step S103, and if the specific mode is selected, the process proceeds to step S104.

  In step S103, in order to memorize | store that the transmission mode was selected, 0 is set to the area | region showing the mode state of RAM40C, for example.

  In step S104, for example, 1 is set in the area indicating the mode state of the RAM 40C in order to store that the specific mode has been selected.

  In step S106, when a destination having been erroneously transmitted is selected by the administrator, in step S108, a history regarding past transmission history for the destination having erroneous transmission in the facsimile transmission history information stored in the hard disk 34. Information is acquired and stored in the RAM 40C.

  In step S110, referring to the value of the area indicating the mode state of the RAM 40C, for example, if 0, it is determined that the transmission mode is selected, and the process proceeds to step S112. If the value of the area representing the mode state is 1, for example, it is determined that the specific mode is selected, and the process proceeds to step S134.

  In step S134, the history information stored in the RAM 40C in step S108 is displayed on the display 24. Note that the history information notification method is not limited to this. For example, any method may be used that allows the administrator to recognize history information, such as controlling the image forming unit 14 to print on recording paper, or notifying history information by voice. Good.

  Based on the history information displayed on the display 24, for example, whether there is no user who made a facsimile transmission at the date and time when there was an erroneous transmission, or whether there was a user who made a facsimile transmission for the first time at a destination that had an erroneous transmission. From the standpoint of whether there is no user who has sent a facsimile in a time zone that has not been sent so far, or whether there has been a user who has sent a facsimile more than the past average number of transmissions per day, step S106. The person who erroneously sent the image information to the destination selected in is identified.

  In step S136, in order to store the fact that the erroneous transmission has actually been performed, for example, an address and a warning flag are set in association with the area indicating the erroneous transmission state in the RAM 40C, and the process proceeds to step S102.

  In this embodiment, after identifying the person who erroneously transmitted the image information, the process proceeds to step S102, and the transmission mode or the specific mode is selected again. However, after identifying the person who erroneously transmitted the image information, the RAM 40C For example, 0 may be set in the area indicating the mode state to force the transmission mode.

  Next, the process according to the present embodiment when the transmission mode is selected in step S102 and the destination that has been erroneously transmitted in the past is selected in step S106, following the process in the specific mode.

  If it is determined in step S112 that a destination that has been erroneously transmitted in the past is an incorrect destination as a transmission destination of image information, the process proceeds to step S114.

  In step S114, as described in the second embodiment, it is determined whether a warning flag is set when a confirmation message is displayed. Therefore, referring to the area representing the erroneous transmission state of the RAM 40C described in step S136, if the warning flag is set for the same destination as the destination selected in step S106, the destination selected in step S106 is A warning is displayed to call attention to confirm that the image information is sent to the correct destination.

  For example, a warning such as “May be sent to this destination by mistake. Be careful.” Is displayed.

  As described above, in the present embodiment, the history information accumulated at the time of facsimile transmission is used to identify a person who has erroneously transmitted image information.

  Further, when performing facsimile transmission, if a destination that has been erroneously transmitted in the past is selected as the destination of the image information, the user is alerted whether the correct destination has been selected.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 10 Image forming apparatus 12 Image reading part 14 Image forming part 16 Document cover 16A Document feeding part 16B Document discharge part 18 Document conveyance part 20 Document 22 Display operation part 24 Display 26 Hardware key 28 Paper storage part 30 Paper supply part 32 Paper Ejector 34 Hard disk 36 Facsimile notification I / F
38 Network communication I / F
50 History information

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  1. Accepting means for accepting a destination to which image information is transmitted;
    Obtaining means for obtaining history information related to a transmission history of past image information of the destination received by the receiving means;
    Notification means for informing a warning so as to confirm the destination when the history information acquired by the acquisition means includes a predetermined number of times of acceptance errors instructed by the user that the destination is not correct. When,
    An image forming apparatus.
  2. The accepting means accepts an instruction as to whether or not the destination is correct when the content of the history information satisfies a predetermined condition regarding transmission of image information to the destination;
    When the reception unit receives an instruction that the destination is not correct, the reception unit further includes an increase unit that increases the number of reception errors.
    The image forming apparatus according to claim 1.
  3. Said accepting means, if the previous SL destination instruction is received to be incorrect, correction instruction for correcting the destination, deletion instruction to delete the destination, and one of the re-acceptance instruction to re-accepting said destination Accept,
    When the correction instruction is received, the destination registered in advance is corrected and then the destination is received again. When the deletion instruction is received, the destination registered in advance is deleted. The image forming apparatus according to claim 2 , further comprising: a re-accepting unit configured to re-accept the address and re-accept the address when the re-accept instruction is received.
  4. When the accepting unit accepts an erroneous transmission destination in which image information has been erroneously transmitted in the past, the acquisition unit acquires the history information corresponding to the erroneous transmission destination;
    The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, wherein the notification unit notifies the history information corresponding to the erroneous transmission destination.
  5. When the accepting unit accepts the erroneous transmission destination as a destination to transmit the image information,
    The image forming apparatus according to claim 4, wherein the notification unit warns that there has been an erroneous transmission in the past.
  6. The informing means satisfies the condition when at least one of a first condition in which the warning is equal to or greater than a predetermined number of times and a second condition in which a predetermined period of time elapses from the first warning is satisfied. the image forming apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 5 for stopping the warning for prompting confirmation of whether or not the destination is correct to the user.
  7. The history information is history information associated with user information about a user,
    The said acquisition means acquires the said log | history information corresponding to the said destination and the said user information, when the said reception means receives the said destination and the said user information. The image forming apparatus described in the item.
  8. Update to update the history information when the notification means notifies the destination to be confirmed, and the reception means receives that the destination is correct and updates the history information. The image forming apparatus according to claim 1, further comprising a unit.
  9. The predetermined condition is a condition related to at least one item among the number of transmissions of the image information to the destination based on the history information, a transmission interval, and a transmission time zone.
    The image forming apparatus according to any one of claims 2 to 8.
  10.   An image forming program for causing a computer to function as each unit constituting the image forming apparatus according to any one of claims 1 to 9.
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