Tutorial #14: Using the Dictation Box 

This video teaches you how to use the Dictation Box, the second built-in word processor in Dragon Medical and a very powerful tool for any busy physician.

Using the Dictation Box

The Dictation Box is a powerful tool in Dragon Medical. It has many helpful features including copy-paste feature called "Transfer Text," as well as the ability to switch to a hidden mode that makes the dictation box transparent, allowing you to dictate based on something on your screen without losing view of it. To open the Dictation Box, you can either say "Show Dictation Box" into your microphone or perform the following steps:

  1. Launch Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, if it isn't already open, by double clicking the desktop icon, clicking the icon on the taskbar if present, or by simply opening the start menu in windows and typing in "Dragon Medical Practice Edition," and then pressing enter

  2. Once Dragon opens, either select a profile to load or, if you have only one profile, wait for Dragon to load your profile

  3. Navigate to "Tools" on the Dragon Bar

  4. Scroll down to "Dictation Box" and then click it

Once the Dictation Box is open, you can then choose to switch it to hidden mode. To do so, simply speak "Switch to Hidden Mode" into your microphone. You may now dictate into the Dictation Box just as you would into an EMR or any other word processing software. When you are done your dictation, you can then perform the following steps to move your text from the Dictation Box into your EMR or word processing software:

  1. While the Dictation Box is still open, navigate to your EMR or word processing software and click into the text box that you want to move your text into

  2. Say "Transfer Text" into your microphone. This will copy and paste everything you currently have in your Dictation Box into your EMR or word processing software