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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 the drop-down menu. For example, you can say, “Page layout columns” and then choose the number of columns you want.

Commands for printing documents

Natural Language Commands for Word offer commands for printing. You can print any number of pages, the current page, or selected text, and you can use Print Preview.

Say “Print,” then one of the following terms (substituting your chosen page numbers for <page number>):

  • Preview On/Preview Off

  • Document

  • Selection

  • Page

  • Page <page number>

  • Pages <page number> Through <page number>

So, for instance, say, “Print Preview on” or “Print page.” You can say, “Print this page” or “Print the current page,” too, if you prefer.

Commands for setting up page margins

Natural Language Commands have commands for margins, which are on the File (Office Button) menu. State your marginal commands by saying

“Set Left Right Top Bottom Margin To <distance> <units>

For example, you can say, “Set top margin to one point two inches.” The <distance> in this example is 1.2 and the <units> are inches. Allowable units are inches, centimeters, points, and picas.

You have to set something “to” a distance. For instance, you would say, “Set top."

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