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Dragon Naturally Speaking is a commercial speech recognition software for Windows, currently sold by Nuance.

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How do I stop Dragon Naturally Speaking Version 15.60 from changing “first” to “1st” automatically? Same thing when I say “second”, “third”, etc

trying to find a way to stop Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 15.60 changing "first", "second" "third" to 1st, 2nd, 3rd... I tried using New Auto Text in the Tools but ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.0 has hijacked Ctrl+Shift+N systemwide, but I can't change it

My Ctrl+Shift+N shortcut no longer works in OneNote 2016, Outlook, or Chrome -- at least while I have Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.0 running. If I close down all Dragon processes, the shortcut works ...
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Do either Dragon or Windows Speech Recognition use a dedicated graphics card or GPU when one is available?

Dragon and Windows Speech Recognition are two popular programs used for voice-to-text dictation and operation of a computer by voice. On my well appointed but 7-year-old laptop, both of these ...
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How can I force the spelling mode in Dragon NaturallySpeaking to only recognize the NATO phonetic alphabet?

Is there any way to configure Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that the spelling mode only recognizes the NATO phonetic alphabet to dictate alphanumeric characters?
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How can I give 2 names for the same voice command in Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

How can I give 2 names for the same voice command in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? I.e., I want to be able to use two different names for the same voice command. I know I can use one of these two ...
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Does BestMatch V still have performance issues with Natlink in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? [closed]

http://explosionduck.com/wp/introduction-to-voice-programming-part-one-dns-natlink/ says: BestMatch V has performance issues with Natlink. The article was written over two years ago, and the ...
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Uac interaction for people with physical disabilities (no keyboard, mouse or foot pedals)

Is there any way for a user to interact with a uac prompt for admin privileges despite not being not able to use a physical keyboard, mouse or foot pedal? I use both voice and eyetracker software, ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking takes a few secs to transcribe the first utterance after turning the mic on, but is fast to transcribe the other utterances

Dragon NaturallySpeaking takes a few seconds to transcribe the first utterance after turning the microphone on, but is fast (<0.5s) to transcribe the following utterances, as long as I don't turn ...
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How can I export my voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 when the microphone configured for the profile isn't plugged in?

How can I export my voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 when the microphone configured for the profile isn't plugged in? The "Open Vocabulary Editor" menu is a greyed out when the ...
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How can I use 2 Line-In microphones with the same Dragon NaturallySpeaking user profile?

How can I use 2 Line-In microphones with the same Dragon NaturallySpeaking user profile? After configuring the Dragon NaturallySpeaking user profile for the first Line-In microphone, I don't see any ...
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dragon naturally speaking footnote

I use Dragon Nat. Sp. version 13. How do I put in a footnote indicator, I. e. a little number right after the relevant word, slightly up? I can't find one command. Can anyone tell me?
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Disabling voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15

Is there a way to (preferably permanently) disable all voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 15 (so that all voice input is interpreted as text)? There was a menu option in an earlier version, ...
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Why does Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 think that Chrome is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) program?

If I go to http://wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/event.showcfp?eventid=73992&copyownerid=86856 on Chrome, then try to turn on Dragon, I get the error message: Program not supported. "EMR restriction" ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 losing focus on Windows 10

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.50.000.065 Professional very often loses focus when I dictate on Windows 10 Enterprise. E.g., if I say "Dragon NaturallySpeaking", then it might happen that only "Dragon ...
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Can I disable Dragon Professional Individual's automatic capitalization in some programs?

Can I disable Dragon Professional Individual's automatic capitalization in some programs? I.e., in some programs, I would like Dragon to let me decide when to capitalize a letter. E.g.,: if I say ...
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How can I configure Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that spelling a voice command doesn't execute the command?

How can I configure Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that spelling a voice command doesn't execute the command? For example, I have the voice command named cut, but when I spell cut I do not want the ...
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What does “19:40:25 LOG (Perf): DgnSAPI paused -> BeginUtt = 158 msec” indicate in Dragon NaturallySpeaking's log?

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking's log (in my case located in C:\Users\Joey\AppData\Roaming\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking12\Dragon.log), I can see statements such as: 19:40:25 LOG (Perf): DgnSAPI paused -> ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking can only send commands to Microsoft Word: dictation doesn't work

From time to time, Dragon NaturallySpeaking can only send commands to a Microsoft Word document, and doesn't allow me to dictate in the Microsoft Word document. What could be the issue? I use Dragon ...
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Can I prevent the word from being dictated when said in isolation in Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

Can I prevent the word from being dictated when said in isolation in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? For example, if I say best, I don't want Dragon NaturallySpeaking to transcribe "best". My use case is ...
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Impossible to select items DragonBar of Dragon NaturallySpeaking

When I open Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11, I can't select the items in the DragonBar. For example I click on Tools and the items like Transcribe Recording do not work. Could you help me?
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Why is Dragon NaturallySpeaking sometimes sending a mouse clicks after I wake it up?

From times to times, after I wake up Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and right between the time I start taking and the time Dragon starts transcribing, Dragon sends a mouse click. What could be the reason ...
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Computer Keeps Restarting Every 5 Minutes

My computer has randomly started to restart, usually around at around 10 minute intervals. It happens while using Microsoft Word for work. So far it's only happened today (around 6 times), and each ...
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Temporarily disable one or several voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to temporarily disable one or several voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? I don't want to have to remove and add them later on, or rename them one by one.
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How can I configure Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that it writes text from where the cursor is, not where it used to be when I started dictating?

When using Dragon NaturallySpeaking with Microsoft Windows, in some windows Dragon writes the text from where the cursor used to be when I started dictating, instead of writing the text from where the ...
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Voice-Pressing keys in Dragon NaturallySpeaking: which symbol can it types?

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking, one can type symbols with the voice command press [symbol name]. For example, press t, press dollar sign, or press F5. Where can I get the list of all symbols / keys that ...
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Voice command to remove all characters delimited by a given character in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there a voice command to remove all characters delimited by a given characters in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? For example, given the string ax.set_xlabel('Number of computed F1-scores', fontsize=...
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Always propose a word when correcting a word in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

I wonder whether there is any way to always propose a word when correcting a word in Dragon NaturallySpeaking. For example, if I dictated "I wonder without", and said "select without", I want the word ...
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How can I display the list of deleted words using only voice command(s)?

I wonder whether I can display the list of deleted words using only voice command(s) in Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Remove or disable a built-in voice command in Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

I am wondering whether there is any way to remove or disable a built-in voice command in Dragon NaturallySpeaking ( e.g., shut down Windows). I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on ...
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How can I quickly reinitialize Dragon NaturallySpeaking after the microphone got saturated?

From time to time the microphone in Dragon NaturallySpeaking gets saturated: How can I quickly reinitialize Dragon NaturallySpeaking such a situation? Clicking on the microphone button works but I ...
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Implicit spelling mode in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to configure Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that whenever we use the NATO phonetic alphabet it writes down the corresponding characters? I know that on Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 I ...
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Sending the enter key located on the lower right of the numeric keypad in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

A typical qwerty keyboard has two ENTER keys: With Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5, if I say "press enter", it will send the green enter key. How to send the red enter key? (i.e., the enter key ...
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Telling Dragon NaturallySpeaking not to consider the next word as a command

From time to time, I want to dictate a single word that happens to also be a voice command. Is there any way to tell Dragon NaturallySpeaking not to consider the next word as a command, without having ...
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Can I install Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 and Dragon 14 professional side-by-side?

I wonder whether I can install Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 Professional and Dragon 14 professional side-by-side, on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Launch CMD here for Dragon NaturallySpeaking

I'm a heavy speech recognition user, due to issues with my hands causing much pain. I've been trying to get a command written for Dragon that will launch the Command Prompt in the currently active ...
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Is there any way to permanently disable capitalization in Dragon for Mac?

I have been using versions of Dragon/NaturallySpeaking for a decade. I've just started using Dragon for Mac. I know how to get specific characters to appear in lowercase, but I do this so often that ...
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Exporting the names of all custom voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

How can I export the names of all the voice commands I have defined in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? I don't want to explore the voice commands themselves (which can be done following these instructions)...
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Dragon Dictate adding extra characters

It seems that often at the end of the It there will be an extra character or two. Often this is just some random letter. For example the S following the sentence was added by Dragon dictate. Is there ...
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Dragon Naturally Speaking slows down entire Windows system

My wife recently installed Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium 13 on her Windows 8 system (Intel processor, 2 cores, 4 logical processors, 6 GB memory, 24 GB SSD, 750 GB disk about half full). She also ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking special character entry - arrows

In my notes, I often use special characters such as ↑ ↓ → α β among others. Is it possible to make Dragon enter these characters? For example if I said up arrow Dow Jones Dragon would produce ↑ Dow ...
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Using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking: different user profiles vs. same user profile with different sources

When using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, in terms of speech recognition accuracy is it better to use two distinct user profiles, or is it OK to use the same user profile with ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking pretending to be in normal mode while seemingly in command mode

This happens quite frequently: I am using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the DragonBar says I am in normal mode, but when trying to dictate only voice commands are recognized. When the problem appears, I ...
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Commands are written down instead of being executed in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

From time to time commands are written down instead of being executed in Dragon NaturallySpeaking. What can account for this issue? Examples: when I say the built-in command "Backspace", instead of ...
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Speech-to-noise ratio in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11+

The speech-to-noise ratio was changed to Pass/Fail in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 in the Audio Setup Wizard (Microphone Check). Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11: Is there ...
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Manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is it possible to manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Audio Setup Wizard automatically determines the supposedly best microphone volume (some ...
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Is the voice command “transfer” to transfer text from the dictation box to the application supposed to work?

Once I'm done dictating in the dictation box, I can transfer the text with the voice command "transfer text" or "click transfer". The official Dragon NaturallySpeaking manual says that one can use ...
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Dictating in unsupported applications with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 without going through the dictation box

I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. Unlike Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5, there was an option not to use the dictation box if the application I was dictating into was ...
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How can I make voice command recognition as fast as possible in Dragon NaturallySpeaking?

I have defined a couple of voice commands in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, which I need to use very often. As a result, I would like that the latency in recognizing those voice commands to be as low as ...
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How do I remove all proper nouns from the Dragon Naturally Speaking dictionary?

I would like to get rid of all proper nouns, and just add the few that I actually use. The best I have found so far is to display only words containing capitals letters as the screenshot below shows ...
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Creating a voice command that works in all windows except one in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is there any way to creating a voice command that work in all windows except one in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? E.g. I have a voice command "Window move left" that moves the window that has the focus ...