PURPOSE: To eliminate using up of paper in receiving side in advance and ensure time designated transmission by transmitting a scheduled receiving report that informs an address to which time designated transmission is set that time designated transmission will be made.
CONSTITUTION: An original reading section 1 is operated, and all the set transmitted original is read, and the picture image is stored in a picture image memory 3, and at the same time, the number of sheets of the transmitted original is counted. In case a scheduled receiving report flag is set, a scheduled receiving report of a form consisting of the title of the scheduled receiving report, information of sender, information of time of transmission and the number of sheets of transmission (the number of sheets of original) is formed. Picture information corresponding to each character of the scheduled receiving report is generated from a character generator 5 and accumulated in a picture image memory 3 as scheduled receiving report picture information. When this accumulation is completed, an address is designated to a communication controlling section 6 to make a call, and when a circuit is established, accumulated scheduled receiving report picture information is transmitted to the address.