Manipulate Documents with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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Go to the Head of the Line in NaturallySpeaking

Like telling your cab driver to go to the end of a street, you can tell NaturallySpeaking to go the beginning or end of the document, current paragraph, current line, or whatever block of text is selected [more…]

How To Delete Text with NaturallySpeaking

The simplest way to delete text using Dragon NaturallySpeaking is to use the Scratch That command to delete recently dictated text. You can use Scratch That [more…]

How To Cut, Paste, and Undo in NaturallySpeaking

Editing a document involves using NaturallySpeaking several activities: inserting new text, deleting text, replacing text by dictating over it, and rearranging the document by cutting text from one place [more…]

How to Align Paragraphs in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking lets you produce with voice commands many of the same results that formatting buttons and icons produce in other applications. For example, to change the alignment of a paragraph [more…]

How to Format in Applications Other Than NaturallySpeaking

The Dragon NaturallySpeaking formatting commands work only with the NaturallySpeaking word processor and specific other applications: the Natural Language applications [more…]

How to Undo Formatting Commands in NaturallySpeaking

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the commands Bold That, Underline That, Italicize That, and Format That Bullet Style all share a quirky property: They undo themselves. For example, if you select some regular [more…]

Use the Set and Format Commands in NaturallySpeaking

Who said you can't choose your family? NaturallySpeaking recognizes most font families. You can use the Set or Format commands to change from one of these font families to another. For example, [more…]

How to Choose Spreadsheet Functions with NaturallySpeaking

All you have to do to apply spreadsheet functions is pick the function out of a list (that the spreadsheet remembers for you) or add the function name to the NaturallySpeaking vocabulary. [more…]

How To Select Text with NaturallySpeaking

Whether you write your documents using a keyboard, or dictate them using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, from time to time you’re probably going to want to insert new text into the middle of the document, delete [more…]

How to Correct a NaturallySpeaking Recognition Error

Depending on how quickly you catch the error, you can correct it in one of the following two ways: [more…]

What to Say to Dragon NaturallySpeaking

If you are new to using Dragon NaturallySpeaking with Word, you want to know the quickest ways to find the right thing to say. Here are some things to do when you’re stumped: [more…]

Get Started in Word with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

If you have used NaturallySpeaking for even a short amount of time, you know that there are many different ways of accomplishing the same thing. Take a look at all the ways you can work in Word or WordPerfect [more…]

What is a Natural Language Command?

The worst thing about dealing with computers is that you have to learn their language. Sure, NaturallySpeaking takes dictation. But when you want to tell it what to do with that dictation, you’re back [more…]

About Dictating Text to Word with NaturallySpeaking

The simplest way to think about dictating with Natural Language Commands is that you can work with your favorite documents in their natural settings. Word and WordPerfect have similar commands, so most [more…]

How to Edit and Format Text using NaturallySpeaking

Dragon's Natural Language Commands bring to Word all the editing and formatting features of the NaturallySpeaking DragonPad. Here’s an overview of those features and a couple of examples of the verbal [more…]

How To Insert in NaturallySpeaking

Natural Language Commands can be used for anything on the Insert menu. You can use the Natural Language Insert <something>command for page and section breaks, by just saying, [more…]

How To Lay Out Pages with NaturallySpeaking

Natural Language Commands are available for various ways of laying out your word processing document. If you want to verbally control those menus and see what’s there, use the command and then choose from [more…]

NaturallySpeaking's Natural Language Commands for Formatting Characters

Formatting is where Natural Language Commands for Word really get interesting, mainly because there is so much more to talk about. You can make things larger or smaller or indent them more or less. [more…]

How To Format Paragraphs with NaturallySpeaking

For formatting paragraphs in Word, many prefer (you guessed it) the Format That <some formatting>command. Because you can use Format That no matter whether you’re formatting paragraphs, fonts, or anything [more…]

Format Styles with NaturallySpeaking

Natural language commands allow you format styles in a document. Want a top-level heading? Say, “Change style to heading 1.” Want to redefine what Heading 1 is? Format a paragraph [more…]

Format Tables with NaturallySpeaking

You can use Natural Language Commands to create Word tables with up to 20 rows or columns. Use the commands Insert, Make, Add, or Create, as you prefer. You may prefer [more…]

Choose OpenOffice.org Writer for Documents

Want an online suite of office products that you don’t have to license? If so, check out OpenOffice.org. It is an open source program that includes a word processor called Writer and several other applications [more…]

Navigate in Word and in Windows with NaturallySpeaking

The objects that you can talk to Natural Language Commands about are the character, word, line, sentence, paragraph, section, page, column, row, cell, table, and document. [more…]

Work with Spreadsheets Using NaturallySpeaking

Using spreadsheets with older versions of NaturallySpeaking was difficult because you couldn’t directly address the names of the cells. You wanted to say something like, [more…]

Excel Voice Modes for NaturallySpeaking

Excel has two voice modes in which you work: dictation mode and edit mode, called Quick edition and Full edition, respectively. Unlike the Recognition modes, you do not select the Quick or Full Edition [more…]

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