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Guide for applicants, Part 1: How to get a European patent

Confirmation on paper
If you file your application electronically (using the EPO software to prepare the application, online or on CD-R, DVD-R or DVD+R), you do not need to supply paper confirmation. Unless you are asked by the EPO to file paper confirmation because of the low quality of the fax transmission, you do not need to do so. 
OJ 2009, 182
OJ 2012, 448
Special edition No. 3, OJ 2007, A.5
When filing paper confirmation, you should indicate clearly that the document constitutes "confirmation of a document filed on ... by fax".