Authoring tools, or more commonly known as authorware, are a group of handy programs designed to helps you write hypertext or multimedia applications. The main purpose of authoring tools is to allow you to create a final application in an easy to do manner, for example, by linking objects together. These objects come in many different forms, from a paragraph of text, an illustration, or even a song. Authoring tools work by defining the objects’ relationships to each other, as well as by sequencing them in an appropriate order. This way, authors using these authoring tools can create stunning and functional graphics applications. It’s also important to remember that most authoring systems support a scripting language, in case you wish to make a more sophisticated application.