designer wrote:
> I'm starting to look at Ruby but wonder, is there a way to enter variables
> into a Ruby script through forms with text boxes, list boxes, check boxes
> etc like with an HTML form or a VB form?

For HTML forms see:

http://www.rubycentral.com/book/web.html

For (VB like) GUI forms:

http://www.fxruby.org/doc/book.html

-- Erik