Manipulate Documents with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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Move the Cursor with NaturallySpeaking in Spreadsheets

The Move Up/Down/Left/Right commands can also be used when you work with spreadsheets. They do exactly what you need: move the cursor from one cell to another. If the currently selected cell is B2, saying [more…]

Input Spreadsheet Data with NaturallySpeaking

Spreadsheets are all about manipulating numbers, so the obvious question is how to get the numbers into the spreadsheet in the first place. The basic idea of how to get a number or date or time [more…]

Useful Reformatting Commands for Excel with NaturallySpeaking

Spreadsheets like Excel are capable of displaying numbers, dates, and times in a nearly infinite number of ways. Your best bet is not to worry too much about how to format a number in NaturallySpeaking [more…]

How to Bold, Italicize, and Underline Text in NaturallySpeaking

One way to create bold, italic, or underlined text in Dragon NaturallySpeaking is to select the text and then say, “Bold That,” “Italicize That,” or “Underline That.” [more…]

How to Use the NaturallySpeaking Dictation Box

Wondering when to use the NaturallySpeaking Dictation Box? Work at the Dictation Box level when you find you don’t have all the voice commands you normally use. The following tips give you an idea of what [more…]

How to Use NaturallySpeaking 12 Smart Formatting

In NaturallySpeaking 12, a new feature has been added that you likely will come across during dictation. It’s called the Smart Format Rules box. This box pops up when you change the format of a word that [more…]

How to Locate Commands in NaturallySpeaking’s Command Browser with the Keyword Filter

Just like searching on the web, you can find commands in the NaturallySpeaking Command Browser by using keywords. The Keyword Filter makes it easy to find the actual command for a function you would like [more…]

How to Use NaturallySpeaking with Common Dialog Boxes

NaturallySpeaking can help you control dialog boxes. These are “Look Ma, no hands” examples. Everything is done with voice commands. Naturally, sometimes you can accomplish the task faster by pecking a [more…]

How to Open the Auto-Formatting Dialog Box in NaturallySpeaking

Some users have a tendency to skip over auto-formatting because they don’t think they’ll need it. Auto-formatting in NaturallySpeaking is important, so don’t skip it. You will access it from the Open the [more…]

How to Change Font Size in NaturallySpeaking

To change the size of a font from within NaturallySpeaking, you must know the point size that you want. If, for example, you want to change some text to 18 point, you can select it and say [more…]

How to Use the Spell That Feature of NaturallySpeaking

One way to correct a simple mistake in NaturallySpeaking is to select the mistaken word and spell the correct one. You can do this from the Correction menu by saying [more…]

Smart Formatting in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13

In version 13 of NaturallySpeaking, there is a feature that you likely will come across during dictation. It’s called the Smart Format Rules box. This box pops up when you change the format of a word that [more…]

How to Create Bullets and Numbered Lists in NaturallySpeaking

Clear, concise writing requires more than just simple paragraphs. For example, For Dummies books just couldn’t exist without bullets and numbered lists. How can you create bulleted lists with voice commands [more…]

How to Use Full Text Control Applications with NaturallySpeaking

In some applications, NaturallySpeaking gives you the capability to select, correct, or move the cursor to text in a document by saying the text. This capability is called Full Text Control, and the applications [more…]

How to Add Words to Dragon Professional Individual from Somebody Else's Documents

Normally, you use your own documents to teach Dragon Professional Individual about your vocabulary. What can you do, however, for a subject that you have not written much about? [more…]

How to Build Dragon Professional Individual Vocabulary from Sent Emails

Analyzing emails is one way for your Dragon Professional Individual assistant to build your vocabulary. This process helps in two ways. It learns from the style of your emails and it can automatically [more…]


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