Basic elements of a GuidedTrack program🔗

GT program files are processed line by line. In most text editors, a line ends when you type "enter" or "return" on your keyboard. Some text editors will automatically wrap lines that are too long, but this is not the same as a line actually ending (the text editor merely makes it look as though the line ended, for visual convenience).

There are three basic types of lines in GT, each of which has its own special purpose:

  1. Text: Text lines display text to the user.
  2. Keywords: Keyword lines cause something to happen (e.g. a question to be asked to the user).
  3. Comments: Comment lines are just for recording notes to yourself or other people who edit the file, and have no effect on the user experience.

Follow the links below to learn more about each type of line.