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Dragon NaturallySpeaking tutorial: Basic commands for navigating in Microsoft Excel

In this Dragon NaturallySpeaking tutorial, I show basic commands for navigating Microsoft Excel.

As compared to Microsoft Word, the documentation for using Dragon NaturallySpeaking with Microsoft Excel is pretty limited. So I thought of creating this blog post and also a YouTube video which is appended at the end of this post.

Here is a list of commands which are included in the video.


  1. Navigate through the worksheet by saying "go to the next worksheet" or "go to previous worksheet"
  2. Navigate to a particular cell by saying "go to the cell column row". Note that you can use the military alphabet equivalent to say the column name to reduce the chance of misinterpretation.
  3. You can select a particular column or row by saying "select row/column". You can also select several columns or rows by saying "select next 5 columns" or by saying "select next 5 rows".
  4. You can insert a row by saying "insert row"
  5. you can insert a column by saying "insert columns". Note that you have to use the plural form. For me, the singular form will not work. However, Dragon NaturallySpeaking documentation seems to suggest that the singular form should work. If you find that it works for you, please feel free to leave a comment below is stating the versions of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Microsoft Excel and Windows that you are using. That will help other readers of this blog post.
Here is the YouTube video.


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