An important feature of the Recording Studio software is the ability to display the text of the messages you should be speaking on the computer console. Provided that your machine is quiet enough, or your telephone handset is directional enough, not to cause interference on the spoken messages, you can use these displayed scripts to guide you while you speak the messages. If you have to use a separate room because of the noise of the machine, you will need a printed version of the scripts.

The message scripts come from one of three places. For system messages, we provide an ASCII file, SYSMSG.LST, which contains the scripts of all the system messages in a format which can be used by the Recording Studio. You need to place this file in your working directory for system messages and name it as the listfile parameter on the $type studio command which will be discussed below. This type of list can also be used for your own image descriptions when you wish to create .VOX files with no IIF involved.

The second source for scripts is the IIF file $script command. When you are recording menu messages or texts for question boxes and an IIF file is found in the appropriate image directory, the $script lines from the IIF, if any, will be displayed when you select the message number. We strongly recommend using the $script command in each such IIF, both for documentation purposes and to make recording easier.

Finally, the text to be spoken when recording voice segments for multi-segment files is documented in the corresponding .ALG algorithm file. These texts are necessary to test the algorithm prior to recording the messages, and are also displayed automatically during recording provided that you specify a listfile parameter of file type .ALG on the $type studio command described below.