Windows Vista's Speech Recognition Command Reference

A complete reference to Windows Vista’s Speech Recognition commands.

Working with text

To do this Say this
Insert a new line in the document New line
Insert a new paragraph in the document New paragraph
Insert a tab Tab
Insert the literal word for the next command; for
example, you can insert the word "comma" instead of the punctuation mark
Literal word
Insert the numeral form of a number Numeral number
Put the cursor before a specific word Go to word
Put the cursor after a specific word Go after word
Do not insert a space before the next word No space
Go to the start of the sentence that the cursor is in Go to start of sentence
Go to the start of the paragraph the cursor is in Go to start of paragraph
Go to the start of the document Go to start of document
Go to the end of the sentence that the cursor is in Go to end of sentence
Go to the end of the paragraph the cursor is in Go to end of paragraph
Go to the end of the current document Go to end of document
Select the word in the current document Select word
Select the word range in the current document Select word range;
Select word through
word
Select all text in the current document Select all
Select the 1-20 words
before the location of the cursor
Select previous 1-20
words; Select previous 10 words
Select the 1-20 words
after the location of the cursor
Select next 1-20 words;
Select next 10 words
Select the last text you dictated Select that
Clear the selection on the screen Clear selection
Capitalize the first letter of the word Caps word
Capitalize all the letters of the word All caps word
Make all the letters in the word lowercase No caps word
Change the next number of
words to uppercase
Change next number of
words to uppercase
Change the next number of
words to lowercase
Change next number of
words to lowercase
Delete the previous sentence Delete previous sentence
Delete the next sentence Delete next sentence
Delete the previous paragraph Delete previous paragraph
Delete the next paragraph Delete next paragraph
Delete the selected or last dictated text Delete that

Pressing keyboard keys

To do this Say this
Press any key on the keyboard Press keyboard key;
Press a; Press
capital b; Press
SHIFT plus a; Press
CTRL plus a
Press certain keyboard keys without saying "Press" first Delete;
Backspace;
Enter
; Page Up;
Page down;
Home
; End;
Tab

Punctuation marks and special characters

To make this appear Say this
, Comma
; Semicolon
. Period; Dot; Full stop; Decimal point
: Colon
Open double quote; Open quote; Open inverted commas
Close double quote; Close quote; Close inverted commas
apostrophe
Open single quote
Close single quote
> Greater than sign
< Less than sign
/ Forward slash
\ Backslash
~ Tilde
@ At sign
! Exclamation mark; Exclamation point
? Question mark
# Number sign; Pound sign; Hash sign
$ Dollar sign
% Percent sign

^

Caret
( Open parenthesis; Open paren
) Close parenthesis; Close paren
_ Underscore
Hyphen; Minus sign; Dash
En dash
Em dash; Double dash
= Equal sign
+ Plus sign
{ Open brace; Open curly bracket
} Close brace; Close curly bracket
[ Open bracket; Open square bracket
] Close bracket; Close square bracket
| Vertical bar
:-) Press smiley face
:-( Press frowny face
;-) Press winky face
Trademark sign
¾ Three quarter sign
¼ One quarter sign
½ One half sign
£ Pound sterling sign; pound; pound sign
& Ampersand; and sign
* asterisk
// Double slash

`

Back quote
< Open angle bracket
> Close angle bracket
± Plus or minus sign
« Open angle quote
» Close angle quote
× Multiplication sign
÷ Division sign
¢ Cent sign
¥ Yen sign
§ Section sign
© Copyright sign
® Registered sign, Registered trademark sign
° Degree sign
Paragraph sign
Ellipsis; Dot dot dot
ƒ Function sign

Working with common controls

To do this Say this
Click any item by saying its name File;
Edit; View;
Save; bold
Click any item Click File; Click
bold; Click
Save
; Click Close
Double-click any item Double-click Computer;
Double-click Recycle Bin; Double-click
Folder name
Right-click any item Right-click Computer;
Right-click Recycle Bin; Right-click
Folder name
Minimize all windows to show your desktop Show Desktop
Click something you don’t know the name of Show numbers (Numbers will appear on the screen for
every item in the active window)
Click a numbered item 19 OK; 5 OK
Double-click a numbered item Double-click 19; Double-click 5
Right-click a numbered item Right-click 19; Right-click 5

Working with windows and programs

To do this Say this
Open a program Open Paint; Open
WordPad; Open
program name
Switch to an open program Switch to Paint; Switch
to WordPad; Switch to
program name; Switch
application
Close a program Close that; Close Paint;
Close Documents; Close
Internet Explorer (only works with the
active window)
Restore Restore that; Restore Paint;
Restore Internet Explorer (only works
with the active window)
Minimize Minimize that; Minimize Paint;
Minimize Internet Explorer (only works
with the active window)
Maximize Maximize that; Maximize Paint;
Maximize Internet Explorer (only works
with the active window)
Cut Cut that; Cut
Copy Copy that; Copy
Paste Paste
Delete Delete that; Delete
Undo Undo that; Scratch that; Undo
Scroll direction Scroll up; Scroll down; Scroll right; Scroll left
Scroll an exact distance in pages Scroll down 2 pages; Scroll up 10 pages
Scroll an exact distance in other units Scroll up 5; Scroll down 7
Go to a field in a form or a program Go to field name; Go to
Subject; Go to
Address; Go to
Cc

Clicking anywhere on the screen

To do this Say this
Show the mousegrid Mousegrid
Move the mouse pointer to the center of any mousegrid
square
number—or numbers—of the
square
; 1; 7; 9; 1, 7, 9
Click any mousegrid square Click number of the square
Select an item to drag with the mousegrid number—or numbers—of the
square where the item appears
; 3, 7, 9 (followed by) mark
Select an area where you want to drag the item with the
mousegrid
number—or numbers—of the
square where you want to drag
; 4, 5, 6 (followed by) click

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    mm.. bookmarked :)

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