If you're using Windows Speech Recognition in Windows Vista, and you're also using Microsoft Word 2007, you might be wondering... How can I access things that are on different tabs in the new Microsoft Word UI with just one command, instead of two. This very question came up this week on the Yahoo! MS-Speech newsgroup.

Here's what I do:

For commands that I perform regularly that either might be on a different tab or are macros (which dont' really show up easily in the new Word 2007 UI -- IMO) I display the "Quick Access Toolbar". Then I customize it, and add my frequently used commands to that toolbar.

To display the Quick Access toolbar:
- Say, "Right click Home", then "1 OK"
- Say, "Show Quick Access"

To put things on the Quick Access toolbar:
- Say, "Right click [thing that's visible you want to add]"
- Say, "Add to Quick Access"

To put a macro on the Quick Access toolbar:
- Say, "Right Click Home", then "1 OK"
- Say, "Customize Quick Access"
- Say, "Choose commands"
- Say, "Macros"
- Say, "Click [name of macro]"
- Say, "Click Add"
- Say, "OK"