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Topic Title: Dictation box problem
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Created On: 03/31/2022 04:00 PM
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 Dictation box problem   - sjtandlich - 03/31/2022 04:00 PM  
 Dictation box problem   - Lunis Orcutt - 03/31/2022 08:23 PM  
 Dictation box problem   - dilligence - 03/31/2022 09:34 PM  
 Dictation box problem   - sjtandlich - 04/04/2022 05:15 AM  
 03/31/2022 04:00 PM
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I have been using DNS 15.3 professional with Microsoft Word and Outlook over a remote company network (i.e. not locally) for certain editing tasks on company documents. For about three years, until this morning, DNS treated dictation into these remote versions of Word and Outlook as "unsupported applications" and immediately opened the dictation box. This worked well as the dictation box allowed for corrections and other commands, and then allowed me to insert my edits into these remote documents. But as of today, the dictation box no longer opens automatically and I am forced to dictate directly into Word and Outlook. This is a problem because although I can dictate, I can't edit or correct anything. It seems that Nuance (or Microsoft?) has converted these remote, over-the-network versions of Word and Outlook into supported applications, but just isn't providing any useful functionality.


Is there any way to fix this and restore the automatically reopening dictation box?

Note that I have already looked at the "miscellaneous" section under "options" in the DragonBar, and the "use the dictation box for unsupported applications" box is checked.






 03/31/2022 08:23 PM
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When using cloud versions of Microsoft Word, Outlook etc. Dragon doesn't recognize them. Dragon only recognizes your browser which is why the Dictation Box doesn't automatically open. Whenever you see the green • or checkmark in the DragonBar, the Dictation Box will not automatically open. Here are a few options:

1. You can disable the Dragon extension in your browser. This should allow the Dictation Box to automatically open again but you will be sacrificing Active Accessibility.

2. You could optionally use DragonCapture to directly dictate in any non-Dragon friendly application but you won't have Select-&-Say. However, KnowBrainer 2020 can addd correcting and editing functionality but you would only be able to select text with your mouse. This option really depends on how good your accuracy is.

3. If your accuracy is perhaps less than optimal, you might consider using the KnowBrainer Notepad <dictation> command which allows you to open Notepad and simontaneously dictate. For example, if you say Notepad <what's up>, KnowBrainer will open Notepad and simontaneously type “Whats up”. As expected, you can transfer your text to your target application by saying Transfer.


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 03/31/2022 09:34 PM
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4. Automatic transfers + full Select-and-Say control = Auto Box©

Auto Box© is just one of the 30 modules in SP 7 Standard.


FYI, the recent Notepad 11.2112.32.0 in Windows 11 is almost unusable with Dragon® as discussed in this thread:


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Thank you very much for these suggestions.
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