You are here

No Select-and-Say in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
traveling
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2018-12-08 01:22
No Select-and-Say in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking has Select-and-Say functionality on the installed version (in Writer at least), but not the portable version. Would it possible to do this for this portable version as well? Not having this functionality is a huge hurdle for people who rely on Dragon to dictate text or operate their computer. Apparently it has something to do with window classes. See this link for a reference: https://www.knowbrainer.com/forums/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=4&threadi...

Thanks in advance for any responses!

PS Select-and-Say basically means Dragon can recognize words in the document allowing the speaker to utter one simple voice command which can select a word or bunch of words, insert the cursor before/after a given word, or even copy, cut or delete a whole section of text (eg. "select <word1> through <word2>" [selects all text between and including <word1> and <word2>] or "insert before <word>" [places the cursor before <word>]. It also allows the speaker to drill through menus using voice commands. Without it, editing or is much slower and tedious and menus can be laborious. I can provide more details or examples if needed.

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 11 min ago
AdminDeveloperModerator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
No Changes

There are no changes to window classes or code. Dragon is likely expecting to see OpenOffice installed and in the registry, which OpenOffice Portable would not be.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

traveling
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 1 week ago
Joined: 2018-12-08 01:22
Portableapps version of Chrome seems to work with Dragon okay

Thanks for your reply!
Chrome, which is fairly Dragon friendly and has Select-and-Say available most of the time, seems to run the same with Dragon no matter whether I'm using the installed version or the portableapps version. Any another ideas as to why OO Portable doesn't work well with Dragon? Maybe some small thing that could be changed to make it work?

Log in or register to post comments