Playback in the Corrections Dialog Box in NaturallySpeaking

By Stephanie Diamond

A good reason for playing back your dictation is so that you can properly correct Dragon NaturallySpeaking. You want to be sure that the text you type in the Correction menu box is what you actually said!

One way to ensure that your correction matches your spoken word is to click the Play That Back selection in the Correction menu box. NaturallySpeaking then plays your original speech for the phrase being corrected.

If you like this feature, you can tell NaturallySpeaking to play the recorded speech whenever you use the Correction menu box. Choose Tools→Options from the NaturallySpeaking menu. In the Options dialog box that appears, click the Correction tab and click to place a check mark in the Automatic Playback On Correction check box. Click OK to close the Options dialog box.

Other playback buttons and hotkeys can help you make corrections more efficiently. Here’s what they do:

  • To stop the playback: Click the Stop button (with the square) in the toolbar or press the Esc key (or Ctrl+1).

  • To play back at high speed: Click the Begin Fast Forward button (with the > symbol).

  • To skip forward in your text: Press the right-arrow key until you reach your text.

  • To skip backward at high speed: Click the Begin Rewind button.

  • To skip backward in your text: Press the left-arrow key until you reach your text.