Dragon NaturallySpeaking Basics

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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 Use the “That” Command in NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking treats the command “that” differently depending upon when it is spoken. For example, when you use capitalization, spacing, and hyphenation commands [more…]

Proofread and Listen to Your Text in NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking never misspells a word; however, NaturallySpeaking can make some mistakes by choosing the wrong (if perfectly spelled) word. A person who writes to the bank, “I have trouble paying [more…]

Use Voice Commands for Playback in NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking makes it easy to play back your voice as you’re dictating. The simplest form of playing back your voice is to speak the command [more…]

Proofread and Correct with Playback in NaturallySpeaking

Voice playback is a nice feature for proofreading and editing your documents. Dragon NaturallySpeaking provides convenient buttons on the DragonBar and hotkeys on the keyboard for controlling the playback [more…]

Playback in the Corrections Dialog Box in NaturallySpeaking

A good reason for playing back your dictation is so that you can properly correct Dragon NaturallySpeaking. You want to be sure that the text you type in the Correction menu box is what you actually said [more…]

How to Use the Text-to-Speech Feature in NaturallySpeaking

The Dragon NaturallySpeaking text-to-speech feature is a great piece of wizardry. While not perfect, it can help your PC do a reasonable job of turning text into speech. It might even be disconcerting [more…]

How NaturallySpeaking Runs in the Background

NaturallySpeaking uses several windows at once. Normally, you launch an application, you get an application window, and you work in that window. End of story. Not so with NaturallySpeaking, and for good [more…]

Dictating Capabilities in Any Application with NaturallySpeaking

You can get quite a bit done just by dictating into the NaturallySpeaking Dictation Box and then using cut-and-paste techniques to move the text into documents belonging to other applications. But you [more…]

Correct Errors in NaturallySpeaking

If NaturallySpeaking has misinterpreted something that you said, you can fix that mistake and also help train your NaturallySpeaking assistant. To accomplish this, you have to correct the error rather [more…]

Common Dictation Problems in NaturallySpeaking

Following are some common problems users experience with dictation in NaturallySpeaking. You can fix many of them by using the Correction menu box, or by word or vocabulary training: [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…]

Levels of Control in Windows with NaturallySpeaking

In addition to entering text into another application’s windows, Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice commands can also control another application’s menus. When you combine these techniques with desktop control [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…]

Dictate with NaturallySpeaking to Another Application

The first step in achieving dictation mastery of other applications is to make the words you say appear in a window controlled by the other application. [more…]

How to Click the Mouse with NaturallySpeaking

NaturallySpeaking gives you two methods to move the mouse pointer. MouseGrid breaks up the screen (or the active window) into a series of squares, letting you zero in on the location you want to move the [more…]

Drag and Drop Voice Commands for NaturallySpeaking

After you have learned how to maneuver the mouse pointer and click, you’re ready to drag and drop. Drag-and-drop voice commands allow you to do almost everything that you can do with hand-and-mouse commands [more…]

NaturallySpeaking Dialogue Boxes and Hotkeys Commands

After you start dictating with NaturallySpeaking, it’s only a matter of time before you find yourself conversing with a dialogue box. In fact, you may have been talking to NaturallySpeaking dialog boxes [more…]

How To Move the Cursor Around a Dialog Box

A dialog box may have any number of windows, textboxes, buttons, and so on, and you can speak Commands with NaturallySpeaking to move the cursor around. Before you can deal with any particular component [more…]

Record First, Transcribe Later with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking gives you the option of recording first and transcribing later. One of the nice things about recording on a portable recorder is that you can sit there talking into a little box [more…]

How to Use a Portable Recorder with NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking works well with many different recorders. The Nuance website has a Hardware Compatibility List that lists recorders that they have tested with their products, as shown in this [more…]


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