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Navigating within a Document

Moving the blinking insertion point within a document window enables you to insert text in a specific place. As required by the Golden Rule (page 48), you should use voice commands to move the insertion point. There are a number of commands you can use in Dictation mode to get the job done (Table 4.2):

  • Go To and Move To commands move the insertion point to the beginning or end of the document.
  • Move commands move the insertion point a specified number of words, from 1 to 99.
  • Insert commands move the insertion point before or after a specific word or phrase.
  • Arrow commands move the insertion point right, left, up, or down one character or line at a time. (These commands work in Dictation and Command modes.)

Table 4.2. Navigation Commands

To move the insertion point here:

Say this:

The beginning of the document

Go To Beginning or Move To Beginning Of Document

The end of the document

Go To End or Move To End Of Document

The number of words backward that you specify

Move Backwards n Words

The number of words forward that you specify

Move Forwards n Words

Before a specific word

Insert Before word

After a specific word

Insert After word

Before a specific phrase

Insert Before firstword Through lastword or Insert Before firstword To lastword

After a specific phrase

Insert After firstword Through lastword or Insert After firstword To lastword

One character right

Right Arrow

One character left

Left Arrow

One line up

Up Arrow

One line down

Down Arrow

To move the insertion point:

In Dictation mode, say the appropriate command (Table 4.2). The insertion point moves accordingly:

  • When you move to a location after a word or phrase, the insertion point appears right after that word or the last word in the phrase circle_a.jpg.
  • When you move to a location before a word or phrase, the insertion point appears right before the space preceding that word or the first word in the phrase circle_b.jpg—unless there is no space before it.
04_07-insert_before.jpg

circle_a.jpg circle_b.jpg In the top example, I said Insert After Golden Rule; in the bottom example, I said Insert Before Golden Rule. Note where the insertion point appears in relation to spaces.

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