I’ve heard from a number of sources that there isn’t any good documentation about the ‘inline’ dictation commands. These commands can be uttered in the middle of a dictation stream (in other words, you don’t have to stop speaking to use these commands), and are used to guide the Speech Recognition Engine to produce the desired results.
Tab, new-line, new-paragraph, caps, no caps, and all caps are pretty straightforward:
In order to understand what <literal> does, you need to know what Inverse Text Normalization does. Inverse Text Normalization is the process of converting spoken forms into a preferred textual representation. Some examples are:
The <literal> command prevents that conversion from occurring, and forces the text to be input exactly as spoken.
The best way to describe the <numeral> command is to give some examples:
If the phrase cannot be interpreted as a number, then the numeral command does nothing:
Note that this phrase has a possible number (to –> two –> 2), but the intervening words deactivate the command.