What are Scripts and Scripting Languages?
What is a script? A script is a text file containing
programming commands that initiate a given
ZoomText or application task. Scripts can consist of a
few lines of very simple commands or many lines of
complex programming. ZoomText scripts are written
using one of the industry standard scripting languages,
special tools are required to write a script, in fact,
scripts can be written using the Windows Notepad.
However, you must have some knowledge and
experience writing scripts.
What are scripting languages? Scripting languages
are programming languages that control existing
applications or their components. Scripting languages
can be created and used without special
programming software or the need for traditional
compiling and building of program code. Thus, they
favor rapid development and the ability to
communicate with other programs. There are many
different scripting languages, each of which is
generally designed for a specific type of use.
What scripting languages can be used to write
ZoomText scripts? The standard industry scripting
languages that we suggest are: VBScript,