Move Around in a Document with NaturallySpeaking - dummies

Move Around in a Document with NaturallySpeaking

By Stephanie Diamond

You can do all your editing by voice, just as if you were dictating your changes to a real person instead of your virtual NaturallySpeaking assistant. Basically, when you tell NaturallySpeaking where to move the cursor in its document window you have three options:

  • You can give a directional command like “Move Up Five Lines.”

  • You can specify a location in the document by saying, “Go to End of Paragraph.”

  • You can say some text and count on NaturallySpeaking to find it by saying, “Insert After wish you were here.”

These commands are summarized in the table, as well as in the “What Can I Say?” topic of NaturallySpeaking Help. To display this topic, speak the command “What Can I Say” and the Dragon Sidebar will pop up with suggestions (if it isn’t open already).

You don’t have to use the voice commands if you’d rather not. The mouse and the arrow keys on the keyboard can also move the cursor. It’s your choice.

Commands for Moving Around in a Document
First Word Second Word Third Word Fourth Word
Go To Top, Bottom
Go To Top, Bottom of Selection, Line, Paragraph
Move Up, Down, Left, Right 1 – 20
Move Back, Forward 1 – 20 Words, Paragraphs
Insert Before, After