shortcut enquiry

iOS & iPadOS
Hi to all. first time here and would like guide/answer/help. I downloaded a ppodcast on creating an d using shortcuts, both the app and the library. however I had no success in writing a shortcut and serie won't let me find it and I can't work out how to find the relevant command shortcut app, etc. is auto-answer and associated parameter(s) hidden, or is it me. I know how to do it the long way. Mark.