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Archive for August, 2011

This week in our Ask the Dictator episode, Peter shows us how to search specific websites using Dragon Voice Shortcuts.

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By the way, if you have a topic that you’d like to suggest for a future episode, let us know right here in the comments, or better yet, go to our Ask the Dictator page here and submit your suggestion!

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Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC:

As you create e-mails, you can move between fields by hand, by saying “Tab” or “Tab key,” or by saying the following (the word ‘field’ is optional, and you can substitute ‘go’ for ‘move’): “Move to To [field]” – moves the cursor so that you can then dictate the recipient’s address, “Move to CC | BCC |Subject [field]” or “Move to Body [field]” – moves the cursor to the body of the e-mail so that you can dictate the message.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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This week in our Ask the Dictator episode, Peter shows us how we can use Dragon voice shortcuts to search the web using voice commands.

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By the way, if you have a topic that you’d like to suggest for a future episode, let us know right here in the comments, or better yet, go to our Ask the Dictator page here and submit your suggestion!

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This week, Peter “The Dictator” Mahoney talks about how you can adjust your Dragon Sidebar to make it more efficient.  The Dragon Sidebar is a great tool that was added in version 11 and improved in 11.5.

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By the way, if you have a topic that you’d like to suggest for a future episode, let us know right here, or better yet, go to the Ask the Dictator page on our Web site and submit your suggestion!

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Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC:

You don’t always have to say hyphens: thanks to its built-in Vocabulary, Dragon can automatically include hyphens in items such as 3-year-old, above-mentioned, after-tax, ad-libbed, ankle-length, anti-infective, as well as famous hyphenated names like Abdul-Jabbar. (To see many, you can choose “Words containing punctuation” in the Vocabulary Editor’s dropdown list “Display”.) You can prevent Dragon from entering a hyphen by pausing or saying “spacebar” where the hyphen would be.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac:

If the command you want to execute is confused with dictated text, switch to Command Mode to ensure that Dictate understands your words as a command to be obeyed and not dictation to be typed.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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This week in our Ask the Dictator episode, Peter shows how to change how Dragon NaturallySpeaking formats dates.

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By the way, if you have a topic that you’d like to suggest for a future episode, let us know right here, or better yet, go to the Ask the Dictator page on our Web site and submit your suggestion!

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Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC:

Take advantage of the newly revised Dragon Sidebar in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5. Version 11.5 delivers additional application contexts to the Sidebar (including WordPad, Vocabulary Editor and Command Browser) and layout improvements to maximize content and readability. The Dragon Sidebar helps users to discover and remember common commands by enabling them to glance at or explore global commands, app-specific commands and custom-created commands, as well as tips.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac:

Need Dragon to proofread your dictation aloud for you? Just say “Read document” or “Read the selection” to have Dragon read the entire document or the text you’ve selected by highlighting with your mouse. You can also use the command “Read the words [text] through [text]” or “Proofread the words [text] to [text]” to tell Dragon to read a specific passage of text. Say “Stop reading” to stop the speech synthesis.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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This week in our Ask the Dictator episode, Peter shows how to use custom commands in Dragon to do things like highlight text in Microsoft Word.

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