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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 preferred will not work, Microsoft Excel

I am handicapped and use DragonDictate to operate my computer for moving My mouse as well as using it for a dictation. I use Microsoft Excel regularly. DragonDictate seems to work okay. Everywhere else. I use my computer telephone to speak. It would be necessary for you to give me a phone number and time. When I can' speak with you. Or else you can e-mail me at otdpaul@sbcglobal.net
I have a new computer with Vista
I hope you can help me! Thank you

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  • otdpaul Nov 30, 2007

    because I am handicapped and have limited use of my hands I depend on Dragon NaturallySpeaking #9-Preferr to and operate my computer. Dragon NaturallySpeaking works i n all areas except Microsoft Excel. I use Excel monthly for my care givers. I have downloaded updates for Excel. I am computer illiterate so please use simple language and very specific instructions. Hope you can help

  • otdpaul Dec 01, 2007

    I have version 9 Preferred on my new machine with Vista.It works everywhere except Excel.It dose not enter data in cells.I had version 8 on my old computer with XP and that worked just fine. A friend installed my version 9 on his computer with Vista and it preforms great in Excel I have only had my new computer for a week. My be I am doing something wrong or perhaps something is turned off in the Excel program. I am computer illiterate so please explain in simple language and step by step procedure. I hope you can help me fix this problem! THANK YOU,otdpaul

  • otdpaul Dec 02, 2007

    I have downloaded some updates from Microsoft. I then went to excel to see if it would work (praise the Lord) it now works. Thank you gentlemen for all of your efforts in trying to help me.
    otdpaul

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Hello otdpaul I have used this Dragon software before. Although I dont have it installed on this system and have not used it for a few months, I might install it again to help you here.

What problem exactly are you having with Excel? Is it navigating around the cells or entering the data?

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Otdpaul says:
Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not work with Microsoft Excel
I am handicapped and use DragonDictate to operate my computer. I have limited use of my hands. I have a computer with Vista.. It will not dictate on Microsoft Excel, it seems to work everyw

Benimur says:
Hi, how can I help you pls?

Benimur says:
I understand, give me a sec to check on the Dragon NaturallySpeaking specs

otdpaul says:
dragon naturally speaking9preferred does not work on microsoft excel

Benimur says:
Copy that, I am not familiar with DragonDictate, but from what I did find is that an update is needed in your readme.wri file (located in the DragonDictate directory) and/or REPLACE2.DDX from Dragon's web site.

otdpaul says:
I just purchased it it was installed on a differant computer with Vista and it worked

Benimur says:
I see, then chances are what you need to check/update is your Excel or MS Office

Benimur says:
Did I understand your earlier post, on your PC DragonDictate works on all other Microsoft programs except Excel?

otdpaul says:
how do I do that,yes it works everywhere else

otdpaul says:
I am computer illiterate so use simple steps and languge

Benimur says:
No prob. to update your MS excel program, open excel as you would normally open any other program

otdpaul says:
ok it is open

otdpaul says:
Benimur are you still there?

Benimur says:
still on, sorry power failure?

Benimur says:
To update Excel, open it as you would any other Windows program. Go to Help, click on Check for updates.

Alternately, you can open your browser (IE or Mozilla) and open the Microsoft Website and look for Office update

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    Louie Role Nov 30, 2007

    Hi,

    Sorry our live session was interrupted, power failure my end (on and off). Way down below is a copy of our initial session. Immediately after this are my suggestions.

    To update Excel, open it as you would any other Windows program. Go to Help, click on Check for updates.

    Alternately, you can open your browser (IE or Mozilla) and open the Microsoft Website and look for Office update.

    Initially, pls verify that your macros (in Excel) have the necessary command lines.

    Pls post back soon as you have updated your Excel as well as Vista's Speech Recognition Software.

    Good luck and kind regards.

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    Louie Role Dec 03, 2007

    Hi again,

    Glad that it is now working.

    Cheers.

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I do not understand your problem, can you please reexplain

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