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Optional keywords and abbreviated commands

You can abbreviate some Lingo statements. Abbreviated versions of a command are easier to enter but may be less readable than the longer versions. The go command is a good example. All the following statements are equivalent. The last one takes the fewest number of keystrokes.

go to frame "This Marker" 
go to "This Marker" 
go "This Marker"

It is good practice to use the same abbreviations throughout a movie.

Dave Marshall