If you’re new to Authorware, you’re far better off learning JS.
I’m going to avoid the obvious and not explain (for the umpteenth time) why I agree with that statement. What I will do is let out an enormous sigh of content (with that little stress symbol “‘” on the second syllable). It seems so rare that I feel genuinely excited about the future of this tool:
The result will be a modern, powerful scripting language that opens up the possibilities for authors like never before.