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

By Stephanie Diamond

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 to perform.

For example, if you want to locate a footnote in your Word document, your first inclination might be to say, “Find Footnote.” When you look in the Keyword Filter, you find the correct command for that action is, “Open The Footnote.” Then you know that you should type that exact phrase in the dialog box. This is a good way to find exactly what you want.

Of course, you could always use the Dragon Sidebar to find commands, too.


To use the Keyword Filter to find commands, do the following:

  1. Choose Tools→Command Browser from the DragonBar.

    Look at the Context box in the upper-left corner and make sure you are in the application that applies to this command.

    Use the drop-down menu to pick the application.

  2. Select the Keyword Filter menu option next to the Context box.

    The Keyword Filter box pops open and you see the list of words along the left side.

  3. Type in words that contain the command you are looking for.

    In this example, type Footnote into the Choose Word dialog box.

  4. (Optional) After you type in a word(s), click the Add button so that the word is placed on the right side under the current list of filter words.

  5. Click Done.

    The Command Browser displays all the commands that pertain to the word footnote. Now you can choose and use the right one!