The problem about the cover page is related to the fonts you use.
I have done some covers using freehand but most of the fonts don't work well.
There are some fonts that work and some others that don't. Read in the Avantfax sourceforge forum and you'll find out more.
1- Installed the Winprint Hylafax and configured it.
2- Made my cover with Openoffice draw with the fields XXXX-to etc...
3- Printed to a file that i named mycover.ps
4- Check with a text editor to remove the space like this: (XXXX-comments0 )
At this point i can fax my cover but a problem remains, my fileds seems to be too smalls and the comments for example From: Lawrence Shaw looke like from Lawrence (big dot)