I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking for most of the writing and editing I do in MS Word. When I’m trying to jump to a specific word in the text, for example cat, I’ll say, “select cat”. Somehow, it seems that at least half the time there’s another instance of the word “cat” on the screen, and Dragon naturally jumps to the one I wasn’t looking at. Even if I say “select cat” again, Dragon stubbornly selects the same word. This is under the typical settings.
I found that by going to Options under the Tools menu, and checking “Select” command searches backwards, jumping around in the text became a little easier. First off, I know which way the cursor is going to jump (rather than going to the closest instance, it goes backwards from the cursor). Second, if Dragon does select the wrong “cat”, repeating the command “select cat” now makes it jump to the next earlier instance of “cat” and so on up the screen.
For those of you who do editing in Microsoft Word using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about. For the rest of you, don’t worry, this post is almost over…