Dragon Professional / Legal Anywhere Update 2021.4
The newest update of Dragon Professional must be updated before 28.02.2022 to continue using it. All users will be prompted to update upon opening the program.
Voice-enabled Windows and Office Commands
There are several new additions to this update of Dragon with the first being Voice-enabled Windows and Office Commands. Dragon Professional Anywhere (DPA) now includes voice commands that enable users to initiate actions and simulate pressing keys without using the keyboard or mouse.
The following commands are now available: “Open Microsoft Word”, “Open Microsoft Outlook”, Minimize window”, “Maximize window”, “Press tab”, “Press space”, “Press enter”, “Copy that”, “Cut that”, “Paste that”.
Easier Password Reset
Users can now reset their DPA password and no longer need to contact their administrator to change it in the Nuance Management Console (NMC). Please note that you can only reset your password from within DPA if it is configured to use the “Native” authentication method and your email address is the registered email in the NMC.
This feature will be unavailable until 28.02.2022.
Unsupported Program Solutions
Users can select how to handle unsupported edit controls (i.e. whether to open the dictation box, or use basic text control to dictate directly into unsupported applications).
Alternate speech focus anchoring commands
Users can now use shorter and more direct voice commands to manage the speech focus. The primary anchoring voice commands have been changed from ”anchor speech focus” and “release speech focus” to ”anchor dictation” and “release dictation”, respectively.
Keyboard navigations, menu, and options, as well as Auto-texts and Step-by-step commands can be controlled by voice as well, in addition to screen readers (e.g., Jaws or Windows Narrator).
Managing DPA user default options
Organizations can now perform a rolling upgrade to 2021.4 and not lose custom options.
Various fixes, security updates, and general stability and usability improvements
Fixed jumping cursor when dictating into dictation box.
Increased alternative spellings for correcting generated text.
Improved experience when starting DPA standby mode within a supported application.
New DragonBar Design
The DragonBar rounded corners display incorrectly in virtual server environments. To present a consistent look for all users, the corners are now square and the DragonBar is a rectangle.
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