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Notes
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Whenyouusethe"select"or"correct"commandtoselectanypartofahyphenated
wordorahyphen,Dragonselectstheentirehyphenation.Forexample,inthehyphen-
atedword"brother-in-law"ifyousay"correctbrother" becauseyouonlyneedto
changethat,Dragonselects"brother-in-law."
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Youcanselectpunctuationmarksbyvoice.Forexample,youcansay"Selectcomma."
n
Bydefault,whenyouselectawordorphrase,DragondisplaystheCorrectionmenu,
whichyoucanusetocorrectrecognitionerrors.Youcanturnthisfeatureoffbyclear-
ing(deselecting)the"SelectcommandbringupCorrectionmenu"optionsontheCor-
rectiontaboftheOptionsdialogbox.
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Commandsthatdeletebywordsorparagraphsmaynotalwayshavetheexpected
effectsinprogramsthatdonotusethesameshortcutkeysasWordPad(onwhichthe
wordprocessingfeaturesofDragonarebased).Forexample,inWindowsNotepad,
theparagraphcommandsdon'tworkbecauseNotepaddoesnotrecognizeaparagraph
andinMicrosoftExcel,thesecommandsonlyworkintheFormulaBareditfield.
Selectingspecificwordsorphrases
Usethefollowingprocedurestoselectaspecificwordorphrase:
Toselectspecificwords
Say"Select<text>,"where<text>isthewordorphraseyouwanttoselect.Thetextmust
bevisibleonthescreenforyoutoselectit.
Examples
Toselectthewords"WhiteHouse"or"begantofeel,"say:
"SelectWhiteHouse"
"Selectbegantofeel"
Toselectaphraseorrangeofwords
Say"Select<text>Through<text>,"where<text>isawordorphraseatthebeginning
andattheendoftherangeyouwanttoselect.Thetextmustbeinviewonthescreen.
Note:OutsidetheUSAorCanada,say"Select<text>To<text>."
Example
Toselectthewords"enclosedthematerialsyourequested,"inthesentence:"Ihavealso
enclosedthematerialsyourequested,"say:
"SelectenclosedThroughrequested"
Notes
n
Youcancancelaselectionbysaying"UnselectThat,"selectingdifferenttext,ormov-
ingtheinsertionpointtoanotherpartofthedocument.
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Inmostinstances,the"Select"commandwilldisplayanumbernexttoeachinstance
oftheword,allowingtoselectallinstancesorjustaspecificinstance.SeeHandling
multiple
text
matches
formoreinformation.Ifyoufindthataparticularapplication
doesnotdisplaythesenumbers,youcanstillusethe"SelectAgain" command.
n
Ifyouneedtousethe"SelectAgain"command,theselectioncommandssearchfor
theinstanceofthewordnearesttheinsertionpoint.Youcansetthedirectionto
alwayssearchbackwardontheCorrectiontaboftheOptionsdialogbox..
n
Whenyouselectawordorphrase,DragondisplaystheCorrectionmenu,whichyou
canusetocorrectrecognitionerrors.YoucanchangethisbehaviorontheCorrection
taboftheOptionsdialogbox.
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Whenyouusethe"select"or"correct"commandtoselectanypartofahyphenated
wordorahyphen,Dragonselectstheentirehyphenation.Forexample,inthe
hyphenatedword"brother-in-law"ifyousay"correctbrother" becauseyouonlyneed
tochangethat,Dragonselects"brother-in-law."
Selectinglinesandparagraphs
Youcanselectpartsofadocumentbylinesorparagraphs,oryoucanselectthewholedoc-
umentinthefollowingways:
Toselectoneormorelinesorparagraphs
Say
Thensay
Thensay
"Select"
"Next"
"Line"
"Forward"
"<1-20>Lines"
"Previous"
"Paragraph"
"Back"
"<1-20>Paragraphs"
Youcanalsosay
"SelectDocument"
"SelectAll"
Caution
Whentextisselected,becarefulnottobreatheloudly,clearyourthroat,ormakeother
sounds.Dragonmayinterpretsuchnoisesasspeechandreplacetheselectionwithnew
text.Ifthishappens,say"UndoThat"rightawaytoreversetheaction.
Notes
n
Youcancancelaselectionbysaying"UnselectThat,"selectingdifferenttext,ormov-
ingtheinsertionpointtoanotherpartofthedocument.
n
Commandsthatdeletebywordsorparagraphsmaynotalwayshavetheexpected
effectsinprogramsthatdonotusethesameshortcutkeysasWordPad(onwhich
thewordprocessingfeaturesofDragonarebased).Forexample,inWindowsNote-
pad,theparagraphcommandsdon'tworkbecauseNotepaddoesnotrecognizea
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paragraphandinMicrosoftExcel,thesecommandsonlyworkintheFormulaBaredit
field.
Selectingtextagain
Onceyouhaveselectedawordorphrase,youcanquicklyselectanotheroccurrenceofthe
sametext.
Toselecttextagain
Say"SelectAgain."
Example
Inthesentence,"Thefrostisonthepumpkin,andthefruitisonthevine,"say"Selectison
the"toselectthewords"isonthe"aftertheword"fruit."
Then,toselecttheinstanceofthewords"isonthe,"aftertheword"frost"say"Select
Again."
Changinganincorrecttextselection
Whenyouselecttextbysaying"Select"andthetextyouwantselected,Dragonsearchesfor
thenearestinstanceofthetextfromthecurrentlocationoftheinsertionpoint.Sometimes
theprogramselectsthewrongwords.Othertimes,theprogramselectstherightwords,but
theyarenotinthecorrectlocation.
Whenthishappens,trythefollowingtechniques:
Tochangeanincorrecttextselection
Ifthewrongtextisselected,trysaying"Select<text>"again.Thesecondtime,Dragon
searchesfordifferenttextwithasimilarpronunciation.
Ifthewrongtextisselected,tryusingalongerphrase.Thisprovidesmoreinformationso
Dragonismorelikelytoselectthecorrecttext.
Ifthecorrectwordsareselectedbuttheyarenotinthecorrectlocation,say"Select
Again"toselectthepreviousoccurrenceofthesametext.
Notes
n
Youcanselectpunctuationmarks.
n
Youcansay"Selectperiod"andthen"SelectAgain"tomovetheinsertionpointsen-
tencebysentence.
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ThedefaultisforDragonforthenearestinstancefromthelocationoftheinsertion
point.YoucanchangethesearchdirectiontoalwaysbebackwardontheCorrection
taboftheOptionsdialogbox.
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Chapter6:RevisingText
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Todictatetheword"Select"atthebeginningofanutterance(thatis,asthefirst
wordafterapause),eithersay"Select"andthenpause,orholddowntheShiftkey
whileyouspeak.YoucanalsouseDictationMode.
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Deleting,Cutting,andCopyingText
Thissectioncontainsthefollowingtopics:
Cutting,
copying,
and
pasting
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Deleting
dictated
text
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Deleting
characters,
words,
lines,
or
paragraphs
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Deleting
by
backspacing
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Cutting,copying,andpasting
Youcansaythesecommandstocut,copy,andpasteselectedtexttoandfromdocuments.
Tocutselectedtext
Say"CutThat."
Tocopyselectedtext
Say"CopyThat"or"CopyAllToClipboard."
Topastecutorcopiedtext
Say"PasteThat."
Deletingdictatedtext
Usethefollowingproceduretoremovetextfromadocument.
Todeletethelastwordsyoudictated
Say"ScratchThat."
Or
Say"ResumeWith<word>,"wherewordisawordwithinthelast100charactersoftext
youdictated.
Todeleteanytext
1. Selectthetext.
2. Say"ScratchThat"or"DeleteThat."
Todeletespecifictextorarangeoftext,seeRevising
words
.
Notes
n
Youcanrepeat"ScratchThat"uptotentimestodeletethelastthingsyousaidoneat
atime,oryoucanjustsay"ScratchThat<2-10>Times."
n
Ifyoujustdictatedthetextandwanttodeleteit,say"ScratchThat."
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Chapter6:RevisingText
Deletingcharacters,words,lines,orparagraphs
Youcandeleteanynumberofwordsorcharacters(upto20)usingthefollowingcom-
mands.
Todeletecharacters,words,lines,orparagraphs
Say
ThenSay
ThenSay
"Delete"
"Next"
"Character"
"Previous"
"1Character"
"Last"
"<2-20>Characters"
"Word"
"1Word"
"<2-20>Words"
"Line"
"1Line"
"<2-20>Lines"
"Paragraph"
"1Paragraph"
"<2-20>Paragraphs"
Examples:
"DeleteNextCharacter"
"DeletePrevious4Lines"
Notes
n
Ifyoudeletetextandanextraspaceremains,say"DeleteNextCharacter,""Delete
PreviousCharacter,"or"Backspace"toremovethespace.
n
Commandsthatdeletebywordsorparagraphsmaynotalwayshavetheexpected
effectsinprogramsthatdonotusethesameshortcutkeysasWordPad(onwhich
thewordprocessingfeaturesofDragonarebased).Forexample,inWindowsNote-
pad,theparagraphcommandsdon'tworkbecauseNotepaddoesnotrecognizeapar-
agraph,andinMicrosoftExcel,thesecommandsonlyworkintheFormulaBaredit
field.
Deletingbybackspacing
Usethefollowingcommandstoremovecharacterstotheleftoftheinsertionpoint.
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Todeletecharacters
Say"Backspace"or"Backspace"followedbythenumberofcharactersyouwanttodelete
(from2to20).
Examples:
"Backspace"(willdeleteonecharacter)
"Backspace5"(willdelete5characters)
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Formatting
Thissectioncontainsthefollowingtopics:
Formatting
text
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Formatting
numbers
120
Setting
font
name,
size,
and
style
120
Aligning
text
121
Adding
new
lines
and
paragraphs
121
Hyphenating
words
121
Joining
words
122
Setting
Auto-
Formatting
Options
122
Using
Smart
Format
Rules
122
Creating
Word
Properties
123
Formattingtext
Youcanusethefollowingcommandstoformattextyouhavejustdictatedortextyouhave
selected.
Forinformationaboutapplyingformattingtomultipleinstancesofwordsorphrases,see
Handling
multiple
text
matches
.
To
Say
Applybold
"BoldThat"or"FormatthatBold"toboldpreviously
selectedtextorthelastthingyousaid.
"Bold<text>"*
"Boldfrom<text>to<text>"*
"Bold<text>through<text>"*
Applyitalics
"ItalicizeThat"or"FormatThatItalics"toitalicizepre-
viouslyselectedtextorthelastthingyousaid.
"Italicize<text>" *
"Italicizefrom<text>to<text>" *
"Italicize<text>through<text>"*
Applybolditalics
"FormatThatBoldItalic"or"FormatThatBoldItalics"
Addunderlining
"UnderlineThat"or"FormatThatUnderline"tounderline
previouslyselectedtextorthelastthingyousaid.
"Underline<text>" *
"Underlinefrom<text>to<text>" *
"Underline<text>through<text>"*
Addstrikeout
"FormatThatStrikeout"
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To
Say
Removeallbold,italics,under-
line,andstrikeoutformatting
"RestoreThat"or"FormatThatRegular"or"FormatThat
Plain"
Changetexttoinitialcapitals
"FormatThatCaps"or"FormatThatInitialCaps"
Changetexttouppercase
"FormatThatUppercase"or"allcapsthat"or"capitalize
XYZ"
Changetexttolowercase
"FormatThatLowercase"or"No-CapsThat"
Createabulletedlist
"FormatThatBulletStyle"
Left-aligntext
"FormatThatLeftAligned"or"LeftAlignThat"
Right-aligntext
"FormatThatRightAligned"or"RightAlignThat"
Centertext
"FormatThatCentered"or"CenterThat"
Puthyphensbetweenwords
"HyphenateThat"
Combinemultiplewordsinto
one
"CompoundThat"
*indicatesaDirect
Editing
command
.YoucanenableanddisabletheseDirectEditingcom-
mandsfromtheCommandstaboftheOptionsdialogbox.
To
set
a
font
name,
size,
or
style
Notes
n
Thecommandsthatquotetextfromthescreen(select<xyz>,correct<xyz>,insert
after<xyz>…)workthankstoafunctionalitycalledFullTextControl.Thisfunc-
tionalitydependsonDragon’sabilitytoconstantlyobtaininformationfromthetext
fieldaboutitscontent—forinstance,inordertoknowwherewordsandsentences
beginandend,soDragoncanapplyspacingbetweenwordsandcapitalizationatthe
beginningofsentences.MoststandardtextfieldsallowfullFullTextControlcapabil-
ities.Formoreinformation,seeThe
Full
Text
Control
Indicator
.
n
Youcancombinedifferentformattingandfontstylecommands.Forexample,youcan
say:"FormatThatCapsBold"or"FormatThatBulletStyleItalic."
n
IntheDragonPad,whenyouusethe"FormatThat"commandtoalignanemptypar-
agraph,thepreviousparagraphisalignedalso.Topreventthis,dictatesometextinthe
newparagraphbeforesayingthealignmentcommand.
n
Dragoncanautomaticallyformattextandnumbersasyoudictateusingstandardwrit-
ingconventions.Forinformationaboutthesesettings,seetheAuto-formattingdialog
box.
n
Dragon'sSmartFormatRulesappearwhenyoucorrectauto-formattedalphanumeric
textusingtheCorrectioncommand,theSpellingwindow,orthekeyboard.For
details,seeUsing
Smart
Format
Rules
andtheAuto-formattingdialogbox.
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Formattingnumbers
YoucanhaveDragontypeyourdictationasnumerals.Youcanalsochangetheformatof
textwhileyouaredictatingitorwhileyouareeditingexistingtextthatyouhaveselected.
Toformatdictationasnumerals
Say"StartNumbersMode"
ToturnNumbersModeoff,say"StopNumbersMode"
Note
n
Youcanselecttextthatcontainsseveralnumbersseparatedbywords.Whenyousay
oneofthesecommands,thenumberswillallreformatwithoutchangingthetext.
n
Dragoncanautomaticallyformattextandnumbersasyoudictateusingstandardwrit-
ingconventions.Forinformationaboutthesesettings,seetheAuto-formatting
dialogbox.
n
Dragon'sSmartFormatRulesappearwhenyoucorrectauto-formattedalphanumeric
textusingtheCorrectioncommand,theSpellingwindow,orthekeyboard.For
details,seeUsing
Smart
Format
Rules
andtheAuto-formattingdialogbox.
Settingfontname,size,andstyle
Youcanusecommandstospecifyanycombinationoffontname,size,andstyle,inthat
order.Thesecommandschangeselectedtextandtextyoudictatefromthenon.
Tosetafontname,size,orstyle
Say"SetSize"or"SetFontSize"or"FormatThat"andthefontname,size,and/orstyle.
Examples:
"SetFontTimes"
"SetFontSize12Points"
"FormatThatCourier18PointsBold"
"FormatThatArial12Points"
Toremovefontformatting
Toremovebold,italics,underline,andstrikeoutformatting,say"FormatThatPlain
Text."
Notes
n
Youcanspecifyanycombinationoffontname,size,andstyle,butyoumustspecify
attributesinthatorder(name,size,style).Ifyouspecifyonlyasize,youmustsay
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