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Here’s a quick Tuesday Tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 for the PC:

You can take advantage of Dragon’s option to automatically insert commas and periods as you dictate—see Auto-Formatting under the DragonBar’s Tools menu. The Help contains details about this “Natural Punctuation” option and the commands to turn it on and off.

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Here’s a quick Thursday Tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac 3:

Just getting started with Dragon Dictate? Take a look at our Command Cheat Sheet to help you edit and format text, navigate through documents, control your desktop, update your Facebook status and so much more! *Note: when issuing voice commands, be sure to pause before and after the full text of the command, but do not pause in the middle of the command – and do not include additional words in your command.

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On this week’s episode of Ask the Dictator, Product Marketing Manager Erica Hill teaches us about the Dictation Box in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12. She shows us how it may look a little different from other versions and how you now have the option to control your settings – including the ability to turn on or off the automatic launching of the Dictation Box in applications in which Dragon doesn’t have Full Text Control.

Check it out here:

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 Thursday Tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac 3:

When dictating dates, omitting the year when you speak produces the month and day as a word and a number, despite the formatting you’ve selected. For example, Janu­ary 5 (or 5th) produces January 5.

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On this week’s episode of Ask the Dictator, we’re sharing one of our *fan favorites* from the archives — Inserting Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers in Microsoft Word. Watch for some great tips on how you can finish your school papers in even less time!

Check it out here:

Ask the Dictator – Inserting Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers

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 12 for the PC:
When you give commands that quote from your text (e.g. “Select <xyz>” to select and format a specific word in your document), Dragon numbers all matching instances, so you can affect multiple instances at once or disambiguate. Dragon 12 now includes an option to turn this feature off if you prefer, so that your command directly applies to the nearest match.
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Here’s a quick Thursday Tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac 3:

Dragon Dictate comes with a large repertory of built-in words with cor­rect capitalization and spacing. So, before using these commands, try saying your word (or look it up in the Vocabulary Editor window) to see what Dragon Dictate does. For example, Dragon Dictate handles correctly such terms as “CD-ROM” and “FreeBSD” without your having to worry about spacing, hyphenation, or capitalization.

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

In order to avoid unintended actions, Dragon now–by default–requires saying “Click” before the name of a menu, button, check box, or other interface control. (This is consistent with the default option for hyperlinks: you must say click before the name of the link.) And, new in version 12, you can choose to turn the “click” requirement on or off for menus separately.

Note that, if desired, you can now turn off the ability to “voice click” menus, buttons and other interface elements — for all programs or just for selected programs. The dropdown list on the Miscellaneous tab of the Options dialog lets you pick the program(s) you wish to exclude.

Dragon 12 lets you personalize your experience even more! Disabling command functionality you don’t need can boost performance as well as avoid unintended actions.

  • Tracking of Start Menu and Desktop – Dragon allows you to open by name, at any time, anything that’s in the Start Menu or on the Desktop, whether it is visible or not. The Commands tab in the Options dialog now lets you turn off this for Start Menu, Desktop, or both.
  • Twitter/Facebook commands – Dragon allows you to post an update to Facebook or Twitter with simple voice commands such as “Post to Facebook” but if you don’t need those, you can now use the Commands tab of the Options dialog to turn them off.
  • Multiple Match – When you give commands that quote from your text, Dragon numbers all matching instances, so you can disambiguate or affect multiple instances at once. Dragon 12 now includes an option to turn this feature off if you prefer, so that your command directly applies to the nearest match.

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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Who would you like to have as your assistant chef… Rachael Ray, Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay? How about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12! In place of this week’s episode of Ask the Dictator, we’re sharing a video to highlight one of our favorite new features available in Dragon 12 – Full Text Control and voice commands for the most frequent actions in Gmail – and showing you how Dragon can be the perfect kitchen assistant.

Check it out here!

 

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

If you’re using Dragon for work, your employer may be able to give you some lists that could save you time, particularly if they are already in electronic form: lists of staff or clients, departments, units or divisions, products, trademarks, building names, as well as glossaries of terms and acronyms can be added into your vocabulary so they’ll be more easily recognizable when you dictate later. (for more info see pg. 17 in the workbook)

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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