Here is a quick list of some of the basic commands in Dragon. You can find most of these commands in the Dragon Sidebar, which you can use by following this guide.


Open <xyz> - Used to open a program on your computer. 

"Open Dragonpad", "Open Microsoft Word", "Open Google Chrome", etc. 

 

Close Window – Used to close the currently opened window. 

 

Save Document – Used to save the currently opened document. 

 

Click <xyz> - Used to click anywhere on the currently opened window. 

"Click Okay", "Click Next", "Click Cancel", etc. 

 

Make That a Shortcut – Used to make selected text into a template/command. 

 

Transfer Text - Used to transfer all text currently written in the Dictation Box. 

 

New Paragraph - Used to move the cursor down two lines and create a new paragraph. 

 

New Line - Used to move the cursor down one line and create a new line. 

 

Scratch That - Used to undo any accidental corrections or dictations. 

 

Undo That - Used to undo any actions performed in windows. 

 

Add New Command - Used to quickly open the new command window. 

 

Switch to <xyz> - Used to switch to any opened windows. 

"Switch to Skype", "Switch to Microsoft Excel", "Switch to Adobe Reader", etc. 

 

Maximize Window - Used to maximize the currently opened window. 

 

Minimize Window - Used to minimize the currently opened window. 

 

Search <Search Engine> for <xyz> - Used to search online for certain topics. 

"Search Google for the weather in London", "Search WebMD for new medical procedures", "Search Bing  for Dragon Medical", etc. 

  

Go To Sleep - Used to put the mic to sleep. 

 

Wake Up - Used to wake the mic up from sleep. 


Select <xyz> - Used to select text in a word document. 

"Select dog", "Select physical exam", "Select the sky was blue", etc. 


Insert Before <xyz> - Used to move the cursor before the chosen word. 

"Insert before Jay", "Insert before medical", "Insert before hand", etc. 


Insert After <xyz> - Used to move the cursor after the chosen word. 

"Insert after sun", "Insert after blue", "Insert after chart", etc. 


Delete That - Used to delete a selection. 


Bold That - Used to bold a selection. 


Underline That - Used to underline a selection. 


Copy That - Used to copy a selection. 


Paste That - Used to paste text that was previously copied. 


Italicize That - Used to italicize a selection. 


Cut That - Used to cut a selection from the document and add it to the clipboard. 


Correct <xyz> - Used to bring up the correction menu for the chosen word. 

"Correct monitor", "Correct clouds", "Correct red", etc. 


Press <keyboard key> - Used to simulate a keystroke on your keyboard. 

"Press enter", "Press escape", Press tab", etc. 


Cap That - Used to capitalize the first letter of the selected text. 


All Caps That - Used to capitalize each letter of the selected text. 


All Caps On - Used to turn on the caps lock. 


All Caps Off – Used to turn off the caps lock. 


Move to Start of Document - Used to move the cursor to the start of the document. 


Move to Bottom - Used to move the cursor to the bottom of the document. 


Move to End Of Line - Used to move the cursor to the end of the current line in the document. 


Move to Start Of Line - Used to move the cursor to the start of the current line in the document. 


Next Field - Used to navigate to the next variable field. 


Previous Field - Used to navigate to the previous variable field. 


Numeral <xyz> - Used to write a numeral. 

"Numeral nine", "Numeral twenty-three", "Numeral eighty-seven", etc. 


Play That - Used to play back your dictation using your own recorded voice. 


Read That - Used to read the selected text in a computerized voice. 


<punctuation> - Used to punctuate your sentences. 

"Period", "Comma", "Open Quote", etc.