Editing Dragon's Vocabulary
The Vocabulary Editor allows you to view and edit the list of words Dragon understands.
To open the Vocabulary Editor window
- Say Edit Vocabulary.
- Click the icon in the menu bar and select Edit Vocabulary...
The Vocabulary list
When you first open the Vocabulary Editor, you will see all existing vocabulary items in the list.
You can click All, Built-In, or User at the top of the window to narrow the list of vocabulary shown.
You can also filter the list by using the Search field. Click the icon in the search field to select the type of search:
Both the written and spoken forms are searched. For example, a Contains search for "dash" lists "balderdash," because its written form contains "dash," but also "—," because its spoken form is "em-dash."
To empty the search field and display the full vocabulary list, click the in the search field or press the Esc key when the search field has focus.
You can add words, short phrases, abbreviations, or other items to the User vocabulary for your profile.
Editing a vocabulary item
The Vocabulary Editor window info area also displays automatic formatting settings such as capitalization and spacing for the vocabulary term and the words around it.
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You can edit these features for all User vocabulary items, and for most built-in vocabulary items:
Example: For an abbreviated form of address, such as "Sr." as an abbreviation for "Señor," you might choose to change the Next word to Capitalized. This tells Dragon that the word following the vocabulary item (Sr.) should always be capitalized (for example, Sr. Rios).
Example: Short words such as "in" or "the" are generally lower case in titles (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or Sense and Sensibility).
Example: Internet extensions such as ".com" have no preceding spaces.
Example: Numbers after the pound sign (#) are automatically formatted as numerals.
If a vocabulary item is not being recognized correctly, you might wish to train the pronunciation of the item so that Dragon can learn how you pronounce it.
Deleting a user vocabulary item
To delete a vocabulary item from your user profile, select the word and do one of the following:
A dialog appears confirming that you want to delete the item.
You may want to export user vocabulary items to share them with another profile. For example, if you are using Dragon in an office, you might have a specialized vocabulary you want to share with other users.
To export vocabulary:
An XML file is created.
Importing vocabulary items