Getting help

Dragon provides you with several Help sources. You can access Help at any time.

Help type: Description: To open:

Online Help

Help system with procedures, feature descriptions, and command lists.

Say one of the following:

  • "Open Help"
  • "Give Me Help"
  • "Search the help for..."

To close the Help, say "Close Window".

What can I say?

List of Dragon commands appropriate for your current activity. You can get commands when you're in:

  • Applications, like Microsoft Word.
  • Web browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome).
  • Windows Desktop.

Tutorial: What can I say

Say "What Can I Say?"

Interactive Tutorial

Interactive simulations that allow you to practice Dragon commands and skills, like correcting your dictation.

From the DragonBar, select Help>Interactive Tutorial.

The Interactive Tutorial also opens automatically the first time you launch Dragon.


Interactive training modules that show off Dragon's capabilities and allow you continued practice. Click Get trained.

Technical Support

Nuance product support, including a searchable knowledge-base.

From the DragonBar, select Help>Technical Support.

Opening the Table of Contents

To open the Table of Contents by voice, say "Click Menu".


The Search function is optimized to return results specific to your search terms. Enter your search terms in the Search field.

To navigate to the Search field by voice, say "Tab Key".

You cannot use single quote marks (') when you specify search terms.

Navigating the help

Use the following keyboard shortcuts to navigate the Help by voice.

Shortcut: Description:
Alt + <left arrow> Navigates back one page.
Alt+ <right-arrow> Navigates forward one page.
Alt + F4 Closes the help.
Page Up Moves up one page at a time.
Page Down Moves down one page at a time.
End Goes to the bottom of the Help topic.
Home Goes to the top of the Help topic.
Ctrl + p Prints the topic.
Tab key Tabs through all the links on the Help home page, and also navigates to the Search field.
Enter Activates the current link or, if you are in the Search field, submits your search.

Related procedures

Additional information

Working with the DragonBarTips for vision-impaired users
Navigating Dragon with your keyboard