does fmp 10 advanced provide any tools for faxing or do you need to buy more software?
There are no special tools in Filemaker Advanced that deal with faxing.
Most computers treat faxing as a special form of printing. You'd find your fax listed as another printer you can select when you choose to print something. Thus, even with regular filemaker, you can send faxes if your computer is set up correctly.
Not something you can automate strictly from filemaker. There may be a plug in with this capability though.
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