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Chapter 9. The Elements of Scripting > Instant Lingo: The Lingo menus

Instant Lingo: The Lingo menus

Lingo may be a language, but it certainly isn't a spoken one. That means lots and lots of keystrokes to get your point across. If you easily tire of typing—or if simpel mistaeks have a way of creeping into your text—then you'll want to get acquainted with two of the time-saving tools in the Script window: the Alphabetical Lingo and the Categorized Lingo menus. Both permit you to draft scripts via menu choices rather than direct typing. All the standard Lingo elements are represented, and when you select one, it's automatically entered into the Script window at the current cursor position.

Alphabetical Lingo (found under that little L symbol in the Script window) groups the Lingo vocabulary into 26 categories, which don't correspond exactly to the alphabet. You'll find symbols such as =, +, and & under the Operators category at the top of the list.


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