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How to Bold, Italicize, and Underline Text in NaturallySpeaking

By Stephanie Diamond

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.” Yes, it’s that simple.

These three commands are equivalent to clicking the corresponding buttons (B, I, or U) on the toolbar. An unusual effect of making them work like the buttons is that these commands undo themselves. For example, if you select some underlined text and say “Underline That,” the underlining is removed.

To dictate bold, italic, or underlined text, follow these steps:

  1. Move the cursor to the place in the document where you want the text to be.

  2. Say, “Bold That,” “Italicize That,” or “Underline That,” depending on what kind of text you want to produce.

  3. Dictate your text.

When text is already bold, italic, underlined, or some combination of all three, you can change it back to plain Roman text by selecting it and saying, “Restore That.”

The Format and Set commands can substitute for any of these commands. For example, the following three commands have the same effect:

  • “Bold That”

  • “Format That Bold”

  • “Set Font Bold”

You can also use “Format That” or “Set Font” with “Italics,” “Underline,” or “Regular.” For example,

  • “Set Font Regular” and “Format That Regular” are equivalent to “Restore That.”

  • Set Font Bold” and “Format That Bold” are equivalent to “Bold That.”

In version 12, you can also use Quick Voice Formatting commands for Bold, Underline, Italicize, Capitalize, Copy, Delete, and Cut by saying, “Select <text>” or “Select <start> through <end>,” saying the command (for example, “Bold”), and then saying the words to which you want to apply the command.