Web Links to Macros
There are many macros posted for use with NaturallySpeaking. These sites point directly to NatSpeak macros as of October 2002. Some have additional information that may be useful in specific cases. Some only have a few macros, some have 100's. I've tried to indicate what programs are covered by the macros knowing that most people won't need all of these. Most of these are for Release 5, dvc format macros. Please send me links to other such sites!
- Macros for NaturallySpeakinghttp://www.inficad.com/~chadt/dragon/natmacros/frames.html
Equation Editor, Office Calculator, WinAmp (main window), Global Commands, spelling, numbers, Netscape Communicator 4.5, Netscape Messenger 4.5, Excel (like DragonDictate), Acrobat Reader 3.0, Outlook Express 5.0, Internet Explorer 5.0, NaturallySpeaking Sound Recorder, Switching tasks (Win95, Win98), Win95 CD Player, Chess-It! 3.0, Tabbing and paging macros, system menu macros, moving mouse and dragging objects, moving windows
- Kim's Macroshttp://www.scriven.com
a.k.a. “Kim's Macros”, a well documented set of macros for Releases 3, 4, and 5. They include (and yes, there are LOTS of macros, most of them documented):
- General Global Macros
- Global Navigation: Moving the Cursor, Scrolling, Selecting and Deleting Text, Copying, Cutting and Pasting, Pressing Keys and Multiple Keys, Spaces and Punctuation, Moving the Mouse (Positioning the Arrow, Dragging Objects), Moving and Sizing Windows, Getting Help
- Commands Common to Several Programs: Open, Save As, Find, Replace, and Font
- NatSpeak: General, Correction Box
- Windows Explorer
- Quick View Plus, Notepad, EditPad, WordPad, Word, Eudora, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, ACDSee, Dreamweaver, Fusion, Cute HTML, Cute FTP, Quicken
- Macros for Making Macros
- Command Wizard
- Other Changes: Oops, Fix <Any Words> and Please <Any Button or Menu Item>; Capitalize Commands; NaturalWord Toggle; Foot Pedals for Toggling the Microphone on/off and Shutting Down
- Macro Viewer, an add-on for Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Editionhttp://voicerecognition.org/developers/jepstein/dnsMacroViewer/
for a Macro Viewer, editing Perl in Emacs, UNIX Commander macros
for a free Macro Viewer called "SayWhat Pro" and other indispensable utilities and information
- Darran's Voice Recognition Pageshttp://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/~dnb1002/
Pine, HTML Macros
- Tom's Macro and Configuration Fileshttp://www.cse.ucsc.edu/~tmk/dictation/
Exceed, Secure, EMACS macros (Requires editing of posted global.dvc file to effectively use macros)
- Premier Software Macros for Time Mattershttp://www.premiersoftware.com/tomsweb/elocution.htm
Time Matters (legal software)
macros for a fee. These work on multiple releases of both DNS and Time Matters
- Computing Out Loud®www.out-loud.com/some_natspeak_macros.html
Macros for helping to make other macros (Probably Release 3 and 4, may need changes for Release 5)
- Voice Dictation Software Support Usable with Web Keyboard for Internet Explorerhttp://www.adyn.com/wk_ie/voice.html
for Web Keyboard with Internet Explorer, by Jonathan Epstein.
- NatPro Macros Writers Grouphttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/natpro-wp8/
The NATPRO-WRITERS mailing list group (a.k.a natpro-wp8 group) has macros, primarily WordPerfect related, in its "vault". These are only available to subscribers. Subscribe at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/natpro-wp8/.
- DragonDictate and NaturallySpeaking(TM) Macros and Tipshttp://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~dcfox/dragon/
has useful advice on writing macros and using speech for programming.
- How to Make a Nat List Macrohttp://brightok.net/~edrose/rosetip3.html
This is good for beginners though it only has a single macro.
- NatLink-related utilities developed by Natlink usershttp://voicerecognition.org/developers/jepstein/natlinkstuff/
This is not strictly a macro, but is an alternate free add-on intended to resolve specific problems.
- Smart TTS
- Performs "smart" preprocessing on the Windows Clipboard prior to "reading" the Clipboard's contents using text-to-speech (TTS) technology. This can make the resulting speech more intelligible. Preprocessing of individual words is configurable.
- Generic Movement
- This package makes is possible to "move" continuously in up to four directions ("up", "down", "left" right") in a manner which is intuitive for a particular application, by associating keystroke combinations with each direction. This package is a generalization of the cursor movement which appears in Natural Link's builtin _mouse.py module.
This page is always under construction! Send us more links. To learn more about writing macros for NaturallySpeaking, the book Scripting for Dragon NaturallySpeaking 8 is recommended.