How to Open the Auto-Formatting Dialog Box in NaturallySpeaking - dummies

How to Open the Auto-Formatting Dialog Box in NaturallySpeaking

By Stephanie Diamond

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 Auto-Formatting Options dialog box in the Accuracy Center or go to Tools→Auto-Formatting Options.

If you get overzealous and regret some of the changes you made, click the Restore Defaults button. This will take care of those nasty little changes you didn’t mean to make.


NaturallySpeaking should be a time-saver, right? To save time, consider setting these default options:

  • Format Street addresses, Phone Numbers, Prices, and Times Automatically: These check boxes allow typical formatting without your attention.

  • Dates: You have the option to set a specific date format from a drop-down menu.

  • Format web and E-mail Addresses Automatically: To set this option, select the check box. If you have to do these a special way and can’t use auto-formatting, you may want to train them individually.

  • Allow Pauses in Formatted Phrases: A nice feature, because you often pause to check numbers when speaking phone numbers. If you deselect this check mark, NaturallySpeaking may put spaces where you pause.