Quote by: Ada
Probably not the most elegant solution, but if I'm understanding you correctly (I am not convinced that I am, so bear with me) you can do it simply with two programs. Just have one of the commentary commands in each program. (One on the room and one on a hidden page in the room, for example. The command on the page will still work even if the player hasn't clicked on the page link.)
Largely what I ended up doing- only I still needed them in the same grid, not as separate programs because of other programs' needs. Still, you and everyone else were of much help!