Can the calendar set alarms or give me some kind of notice when appointments are coming up?
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CC Calendar does not have any kind of alarms function built into it, though you can easily add one.
The trick here is to get FileMaker to run a script every so often- once you can do that, you can have a script that "finds" upcoming appointments or finds them and then emails you about them.
In order to run a script like this (every x minutes, for instance), you'll need something like the ScriptFire from http://www.dacons.net . In many of our installations, we have a simple FileMaker client running this plugin as an unattended "agent". This agent machine can then do other automated tasks like email notifications, reports, etc.