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Adding Microsoft Teams commands to Dragon

Standalone installation

3/3/2021

Download | Install | Use the commands | Modify commands | Dictate in Teams

 

Nuance has built a set of commands that let you control the Microsoft Teams Windows application with the following English editions of Dragon V15.x:

Not supported:

Step 1: Download the commands for Microsoft Teams

Right click the following link and select to save the Teams Commands XML file to your machine:

DragonMSTeamsCommands_English.xml

Step 2: Install the Teams commands

  1. Start Dragon.
  2. From the DragonBar, select Tools>Command Center>Command Browser to open the Command Browser window.

  3. Click Manage and then Import in the Command Browser.

  4. In the Import Commands window choose MyCommands XML files from the Files of type list and then browse to the directory where you downloaded the XML file. For example:

  5. Click Open and then click Yes on the Import Commands validation dialog box. For example:


    Note: The syntax of XML command files is defined by a document type definition (DTD) file that resides on the Nuance web site. When you import the XML command file, click Yes to validate the syntax of the XML file against the DTD.

  6. Click Import on the Import Commands window to import the commands contained in the file.
  7. Click OK on the success message. This will return you to the Manage area of the Command Browser, displaying the newly added Microsoft Teams commands:
  8. Exit the Command Browser.

You are now ready to use the Microsoft Teams command with Dragon.

Using the Teams commands with Dragon

Use these commands for basic operations using Microsoft Teams.

Note: These commands are only active while you are working in Microsoft Teams. They are specific to Microsoft Teams and do not work with other applications.

General:
Say: To:
Open Settings Open the Teams Settings dialog
Search Teams Put the cursor in the Search field
Show commands Show a list of Teams commands
Navigation:
Say: To:
Open Activity Open the Activity feed
Open Chat Open the Chat feed
Open Teams Open the Teams feed
Open Calendar Open your Calendar
Open Calls Open Calls to see call history, contacts, etc
Open Files See all files shared across all of your teams

Note: The commands to navigate the Teams app bar depend on the order of the apps in the app bar.

If you're using the default app bar configuration (Activity, Chat, Teams, Calendar, Calls, Files), the commands to open each of these will operate as described above.

Since the commands depend on the default app bar order, changing the order or unpinning an app will change what happens when you say a command. For example, if you've move Chat to the top of the app bar, saying "Open Activity" will open the Chat app.

There are 2 ways to fix this:
- Keep the default app bar configuration (Activity, Chat, Teams, Calendar, Calls, Files)
- Modify the commands to reflect the order in the app bar. For more information, see Modifying commands.

Messaging: These commands are only active when the message field is visible

Say: To:
Go to compose box Compose a message in the message field
Send message Send the message you have composed
Reply to thread Reply to a thread
Attach file Select a location for the file you want to attach

Calendar: These commands are only active while in the Calendar

Say: To:
View day View your calendar for the current day
View work week View your calendar for the current work week (Monday-Friday)
View week View your calendar for the current week (Saturday-Sunday)
Schedule a meeting Schedule a meeting when in your calendar
Send meeting request Send a new meeting request
Go to current time Returns you to the current time in your calendar
Join meeting Join a meeting

Meetings and calls:

Say: To:
Start a new chat Starts a new chat without participants
Accept video call Accept an incoming video call
Accept audio call Accept an incoming audio call
Decline call Decline an incoming audio or video call

Important note: In all versions of Dragon Professional Individual and in versions of Group, Legal, and Law Enforcement prior to V15.5, this command may conflict with the hot keys Dragon uses to open the Dictation Box. For more information, see Changing Dragon's hot keys.
Start audio call Start audio call when in the Calls app
Start video call Start video call when in the Calls app
Toggle mute Turn the Teams microphone on and off when in a call
Toggle video Turn the Teams camera on and off when in a call
Toggle background blur Opens the Background settings to apply backgrounds to your video when in a call
Go to sharing toolbar Open the Share content area to select a Window, PowerPoint file, or Whiteboard to share when in a call

Modifying commands

The commands to navigate the Teams app bar depend on the order of the apps in the app bar.

Since the commands depend on the default app bar order, changing the order or unpinning an app will change what happens when you say a command. For example, if you've move Chat to the top of the app bar, saying "Open Activity" will open the Chat app.

Default order: To modify the Teams commands to reflect a different order:
  1. From the DragonBar, open the Command Browser (Tools>Command Center>Command Browser).

  2. Click the Manage button and then select Microsoft Teams.

  3. Select the appropriate item in the Teams app bar commands, for example Open Activity.

  4. Click the To Script button and then click the Edit button to open the MyCommands Editor for that command. For example:


  5. Click the Edit Button. For example:


  6. Change the command to reflect the order of the app in the app by pressing the appropriate key sequence.

    If you moved the Activity app to the second position, change the command to reflect that. For example, to change the command to Ctrl + 2, press and hold Ctrl then press 2. Click Ok and then Save.

  7. Continue making edits as appropriate to reflect the order in your app bar.

  8. When you are done, close the Command Browser.

Changing Dragon's hot keys

Dragon's hot keys can sometimes conflict with the Microsoft Teams commands. This can happen if:

If this happens, Nuance recommends that you change Dragon's hot keys. You can change Dragon's hot keys by selecting Settings>Options>Hot keys from the DragonBar. For more information, see Dragon's online help.

You can view all keys involved in the Microsoft Teams commands by using the Command Browser as described above.

Dictating in Teams

Make sure your cursor is in the Microsoft Teams field where you want to dictate and Dragon's microphone is on.

By default, Dragon uses the Dictation Box to dictate, edit and transfer text in Microsoft Teams. The Dictation Box gives you access to all of Dragon's dictation and editing capabilities.

If the Dictation Box does not open when you dictate, trying saying "Open Dictation Box".

For more information on using Dragon's Dictation Box, search Dragon's help for "Dictation Box".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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