Finally, things are settling down a little bit here at work, and I can get back to blogging about features in Windows Vista Speech Recognition.

Several readers asked about dictation, and about what commands would be available to facilitate dictating…If you don’t see a command that you’d expect to see, let us know (even if it’s just a difference in phrasing). We’d like to get your feedback on both the features, and the phrasing of the commands.

Dictation Commands

Selection commands:

  • “Select [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “Select [word or phrase in the document] [through/to] [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “Select the word [word in the document]”
  • “Select [next/previous] [word/sentence/paragraph]”
  • “Select [next/previous] [number] [letter(s)/word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)]”
  • “Select document”
  • “Select that”
  • “Clear selection”
  • “Un-select that”

Deletion commands:

  • “Delete [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “Delete the word [word in the document]”
  • “Delete [next/previous] [word/sentence/paragraph]”
  • “Delete [next/previous] [number] [letter(s)/word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)]”
  • “Delete document”
  • “Delete that”

Correction commands:

  • “Correct [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “Correct the word [word in the document]”
  • “Correct (the) [next/previous] word”
  • “Correct (the) [next/previous] [number] word(s)”
  • “Correct that”
  • “Spell [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “Spell the word [word in the document]”
  • “Spell that”

Undo commands:

  • “[Undo/scratch] that”.

Navigation commands:

  • “[Go/move] [before/to/after] [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “[Go/move] [before/to/after] the word [word in the document]”
  • “[Go/move] to (the) [start/beginning/end] of (the) [word/sentence/paragraph/document]”
  • “[Go/move] to (the) [top/bottom] of (the) document”
  • “[Go/move] [forward/back] [number] [letter(s)/character(s)/word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)]”
  • “[Go/move] [before/after] (the) selection”
  • “[Go/move] [before/after] that”
  • “[Go/move] to the [start/end] of (the) selection”
  • “[Go/move] to the [start/end] of that”

Lower case commands:

  • “Change [word or phrase in the document] to [lower case/no cap(s)]”
  • “Change the word [word in the document] to [lower case/no cap(s)]”
  • “Change [next/previous] [optional number] [word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)] to [lower case/no cap(s)]”
  • “Change (that) to [lower case/no cap(s)]”
  • “[lower case/no cap(s)] [next/previous] [optional number] [word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)]”
  • “[lower case/no cap(s)] (that)”

Upper case commands:

  • “Change [word or phrase in the document] to [upper case/all cap(s)]”
  • “Change the word [word in the document] to [upper case/all cap(s)]”
  • “Change [next/previous] [optional number] [word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)] to [upper case/all cap(s)]”
  • “Change (that) to [upper case/all cap(s)]”
  • “[upper case/all cap(s)] [next/previous] [optional number] [word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)]”
  • “[upper case/all cap(s)] (that)”

Title case commands:

  • “Change [word or phrase in the document] to [capitalize(d)/cap(s)]”
  • “Change the word [word in the document] to [capitalize(d)/cap(s)]”
  • “Change [next/previous] [optional number] [word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)] to [capitalize(d)/cap(s)]”
  • “Change (that) to [capitalize(d)/cap(s)]”
  • “[capitalize(d)/cap(s)] [next/previous] [optional number] [word(s)/sentence(s)/paragraph(s)]”
  • “[capitalize(d)/cap(s)] (that)”

Hyphenation commands:

  • “Add hyphens to [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “Add hyphens to the word [word in the document]”
  • “Add hyphens to (the) [next/previous] [number] word(s)”
  • “Add hyphens to that”
  • “Remove hyphens from [word or phrase in the document]”
  • “Remove hyphens from the word [word in the document]”
  • “Remove hyphens from (the) [next/previous] [number] word(s)”
  • “Remove hyphens from (that)”

Let me know what you think…