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Avoid RSI Pain by Automating Repetitive Mouse Tasks with Voice Macros



In this Dragon NaturallySpeaking tutorial, I show how you can use scripting to automate your routine tasks and can significantly improve your productivity.

For the purposes of the demo, I have used the task of adding a contact to your address book in Microsoft Outlook as an example. As in prior tutorials, I have used stop scrolling start scrolling down 2017 (a third party tool built on top of Dragon NaturallySpeaking) along with the Dragon naturally speaking premium version 13 on Windows 7 in the demo.

The YouTube video is provided below.



The main command that I use is KnowBrainer's "New Mouse Command". This command records the position of the mouse for that particular application. So when I say "New Mouse Command Convert Sender to Contact", KnowBrainer/Dragon Naturally Speaking will create a macro called "Convert Sender to Contact" where it will record the position of the mouse for the application Microsoft Outlook.

When I say the words "Convert Sender to Contact"any time when I am using Microsoft Outlook, the mouse will automatically be positioned to the same area on the screen as it was at the time of creation of the command.

This is extremely useful to automate repetitive mouse movements which you do frequently while working in a particular application. For example, if you are working in graphic design applications like Photoshop and need to change the tools that are using for drawing frequently.

It is also useful in applications that are more cooperative with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. This can include customised Windows desktop applications (CRM, HR) that are used at work. Even the desktop trading windows applications like thinkorswim can be operated using this.


Dragon Naturally Speaking Macros


About Dragon NaturallySpeaking:

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is the most popular speech recognition software on PC. Dragon Dictate / Dragon For Mac is the counterpart of Dragon NaturallySpeaking on Apple Macintosh computers.

Windows:
At the time of writing this blog post, Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Individual 15 is the recommended version for most users. However, I continue to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking premium 13) (approximately $100) because of version 15 incompatibility with Natlink. If your needs are limited to email and web surfing, then you may just want to purchase Dragon naturally speaking home 13 (about $ 50) .

Mac:
Dragon professional for Mac is the recommended version (costs around $ 300) .

You can download the appropriate version directly from the company's web store from the links below. (They usually run discounts once every month  so you can be on the lookout for the deals from the online store and purchase accordingly)



  Dragon for Mac 5




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