Tools for saving data weren't developed with scripters in mind, but scripters often need to save a script's data for reuse in another script. To make it easy to handle script data, Alex K. Angelopoulos created the SaveDictionary and LoadDictionary functions. These functions provide a straightforward way to export structured data from one script to another script, without laborious coding. To read about these functions and download the code, go to "Whip Script Data Into Shape." This article is open to registered users through December 4. (Registration is free and simple if you're not already a registered user.) If you enjoy reading this article, you can get more of this type of content by becoming a Windows IT Pro VIP subscriber.