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Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Use your voice to create and edit documents or emails, launch applications, open files, control your mouse and more.

Setting Commands in Dragon

When you need to use certain characters or perform common text editing functions such as tabs or hard returns, there are certain audio commands that must be used. Some of the common ones are listed below.

Symbol/Function Audio Command
. (Period) "Period"
Hard Return "New Line"
, (Comma) "Comma"
( (Open Paren) "Paren"
) (Close Paren) "Close Paren"
Tab "Tab"
Backspace "Backspace"
Turn Off Microphone "Stop Listening"
Turn On Microphone "Listen to Me"
Undo Last Action "Undo That"
+ (Plus Sign) "Plus Sign"
Remove Last Sentence "Strike That"
- (Minus Sign) "Minus Sign"
_ (Underscore) "Underscore"
< (Less Than) "Less Than Sign"
> (Greater Than) "Greater Than Sign"
Create Numbered List "Number This"
Capitalize Previous Word/Character "Cap That"
Create Bulleted List "Bullet Section"
Perform Spell Check "Check Spelling"
Perform Grammar Check "Check Grammar"
Dictate One Character at a Time "Spell" + Character
" or " (Quotes) "Open Quote" or "Close Quote"

UB File Storage (UBfs) Space for the Speech Profile

It is recommended that you save any files, including Dragon's speech profile, to multiple locations, such as a USB storage device such as a jump drive.

To save your profile to UBfs:

  1. Double-click on the UBFShome client icon. Enter your UBITName and Password.
  2. From the NaturallySpeaking menu, select Manage Users.
  3. Select your name. Click Advanced, then Export
  4. You will receive an error message indicating the folder Desktop cannot be used. Click OK.
  5. Select My Computer. Browse for your UBFS S drive. Select it, then select the Data folder. Click OK.
    • If you do not first connect to UBFShome, you will receive an error message.
  6. You will see notification that the file was saved successfully. Click OK.
  7. Click Close.

Requesting Additional UBfs space

To request adiditional UBfs space to save your your speech profile, send email to the CIT Help Desk with your name and UBITName and state that you require additional UBfs space for storing Dragon NaturallySpeaking's speech training profile.

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