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Using Dragon Naturally Speaking to type your assignment

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Voice commands for using Microsoft Word.

To open Dragon

  • Click on the microphone icon to open the Dragon toolbar
    Or
  • Say ‘Wake up’ if you already have the Dragon toolbar open

To open a new Word document

  • Say ‘Open Microsoft Word’

Or

  • Say ‘Open a blank document’ if you want to open another Word document

To open an existing document

  • Say ‘Open File Explorer’
  • Say ‘Click’ and the document name
  • Say ‘Open’ and the document name

To type a new assignment

  • Say ‘Click Title’ (This is in the Styles toolbar)

  • Say ‘the title of your assignment’ e.g. Report on…
  • Say ‘Click Heading one’
  • Say ‘the name of your heading’ e.g. Introduction
  • Say ‘New line’
  • Say ‘Click Normal’ (This is in the Styles toolbar)
  • Dictate your sentence
  • Say ‘Full stop’ when you have finished dictating your sentence (You can also say ‘comma’, ‘question mark’, ‘hyphen’ or ‘colon’ when you need to use other punctuation marks.)
  • Continue to dictate your sentences until you have written a paragraph
  • Say ‘New Paragraph’ and continue with your writing.

To correct a spelling mistake

  • To correct one word, say ‘Select’ and the incorrectly spelt word so that you see it highlighted
  • To correct a phrase, say ‘Select (first word) through (last word)’ to highlight a phrase you want to correct
  • A pop up box will appear with the different choices
  • Say ‘Choose 1’ or whichever number you see that is correct

Or

  • Say ‘Click Review’ which is on the Microsoft Toolbar
  • Say ‘Click Spelling and Grammar’ and a pop up box appears with suggested changes
  • Say ‘Click’ and the word you want to highlight as the correct word if it is not highlighted already
  • Say ‘Click Change’ to change the word

To correct a punctuation mistake

  • Say ‘Select ‘ and the word where you want to add the punctuation mark e.g. Select Thursday comma

Or

  • Say ‘Insert after’ and the word and then say comma e.g. Insert after Thursday comma

To delete a word, sentence or paragraph

  • Say ‘Select’ and the word you want to delete so that you see it highlighted
  • Say ‘Delete’ or ‘Scratch that’ or
  • Say ‘Undo’ or ‘Scratch that’ to delete a word you just dictated

To move around the document

Say any of these voice commands

  • ‘Line up or down’
  • ‘Move up or down 3 lines’
  • ‘Move up or down a paragraph’
  • ‘Move up or down 3 paragraphs’
  • ‘Move right or left a word’
  • ‘Move right or left three words’

Or

  • Say ‘Go to the top/ bottom’

Or

  • Say ‘Mouse grid’ and select the number until the mouse is in the position you want it to be e.g. Mouse Grid 9 1

To cut and paste text

  • Say ‘Select’ and the word you want to copy or cut so that you see it highlighted
  • Say ‘Copy that’ or ‘Cut that’
  • Use one of the voice commands to move around the document
  • Say ‘Paste that’

To type into a formatted assignment

  • Use the commands to move around the document or the mouse grid to position the mouse on the line that you need to write on
  • Dictate your answer

To save and close a document

  • Say ‘Save document’
  • Say ‘Click Save as’
  • Say ‘Click Browse’ and a pop up box appears
  • Dictate the name of your document

If you don’t know what to say

Say ‘What can I say’ and a list of possible commands pops up for you to choose from

For more information on how to use Dragon, contact us.

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