Marty pretty well nailed it but going back to Marty's example about training words in context, we recommend training words in the actual context they are used in. Let's go back to Marty's example where he dictated “I'm going to see the church steeple”. Rather than training “church steeple” we recommend placing the cursor anywhere within the phrase and saying train that
, clicking the Go
button, reading the text and then clicking the Done
button. The reason why it is better to train the entire phrase (in this case all 6 words) rather than part of the phrase is because NaturallySpeaking has made a temporary recording of that phrase to use for comparison. Training a partial phrase is a waste of time because NaturallySpeaking won't know what to do with it.
We like this feature so well that we automated it in KnowBrainer 2008
with a Quick Train
command which opens the training dialogue, clicks the Go
button, verbally prompts you to begin speaking (training), (you have up to 3 seconds to begin speaking but can take as long as you want) and KnowBrainer will click the Done
button for you to put you back in your document. This is one of the 11,000 commands KnowBrainer uses to automate these types of mundane chores.