Use the Set and Format Commands in NaturallySpeaking - dummies

Use the Set and Format Commands in NaturallySpeaking

By Stephanie Diamond

Who said you can’t choose your family? NaturallySpeaking recognizes most font families. You can use the Set or Format commands to change from one of these font families to another. For example,

  • Set Font Times

  • Format That Times

Both change the current font to Times New Roman on any text that was selected when you issued this command. If you did not select any text, any new text you dictate at the insertion point will be in Times New Roman font.

If you want to use a font whose name NaturallySpeaking doesn’t recognize, you must choose it from the menu, either by voice or by using the mouse.

The Format and Set commands demonstrate their full power when you want to change font, size, and style all with one command. For example,

  • Format That Courier 14 Italic

  • Set Font Courier 14 Italic

These are equivalent commands that change the font to Courier, the font size to 14, and the style to italic. These tables show you how to speak a Format or Set command.

Something that is in angle brackets and italics, like <style>, is a placeholder. You don’t literally say that word; instead, you replace it with your own particular choice of word from a list of styles.

The Syntax of Format
Command Then Say Then Say Then Say
Format That Capitals
All Caps
Bullet Style
Size 4 – 120
<font family> 4 – 120 <style>

Plain, Plain Text, and Regular mean the same thing: not bold and not italic. They do not remove underlining.

The Syntax of Set
Command Then Say Then Say Then Say Then Say
Set Size 4 – 120
Font <style>
<font family> 4 – 120
<font family> 4 – 120 <style>

You can change color with the font commands in the NaturallySpeaking DragonPad.