Windows Speech Recognition Command List

The following materials were developed from a number of Microsoft sources including Rob Chambers blog, help documentation from Windows and other sources.

General commands

"Start listening"
Tells WSR to start listening to your commands/dictation.
"Stop listening"
Tells WSR to stop listening for your Speech.
"How do i [TASK NAME]"
Allows you to  ask a question to your computer. The task name is used to open the help window in Windows. For example, "How do I delete my internet cookies?".
"Open [APPLICATION NAME]"
"Start [APPLICATION NAME]"
Tells WSR to start any application installed on your computer using Speech. For example, "Open Internet Explorer"
"Show Speech Recognition Options"
"Show Speech options"
Opens the Speech Recognition context menu showing various settings for the application.
"Open Speech Recognition"
"Show Speech"
"Show Speech Recognition"
"Restore Speech"
"Restore Speech Recognition"
"Maximize Speech"
"Maximize Speech Recognition"
Opens the Speech Recognition top level user interface if it's hidden or minimized.
"Hide Speech"
"Hide Speech Recognition"
"Minimize Speech"
"Minimize Speech Recognition"
Hides the Speech Recognition top level user interface.
"Move Speech Recognition to top"
"Move Speech Recognition to the top"
"Move Speech Recognition to bottom"
"Move Speech Recognition to the bottom"
"Move Speech Recognition"
Moves the Speech Recognition top level user interface to a specified location, or simply alternates between the top and the bottom positions.
"Show reference card"
"What can I say?" 
Opens a window containing a list of commands you can say.
"Open Speech Dictionary"
"Launch Speech Dictionary"
Opens the Speech Dictionary where the user can add, remove, or block words for dictation.

Dictation commands

"Select that"
"Unselect that"
"Clear selection"
Selects/unselects the unit(s) nearest the cursor [typically the last item(s) spoken]
"Correct"
"Correct that"
Selects for correction the unit(s) nearest the cursor [typically the last item(s) spoken]
"Spell that"
Selects for spelling the unit(s) nearest the cursor [typically the last item(s) spoken]
"Strike"
"Strike that"
"Delete"
"Delete that"
"Scratch"
"Scratch that"
"Undo"
"Undo that"
These revert or reverse modifications or delete item(s)
"Select entire text"
"Select entire sentence"
"Select entire paragraph"
"Select entire document"
"Select (the) entire word"
"Select (the) last letter"
"Select (the) last character"
"Select (the) last word"
"Select (the) last sentence"
"Select (the) last paragraph"
"Select (the) next letter"
"Select (the) next character"
"Select (the) next word"
"Select (the) next sentence"
"Select (the) next paragraph"
"Select (the) previous letter"
"Select (the) previous character"
"Select (the) previous word"
"Select (the) previous sentence"
"Select (the) previous paragraph"
"Select (the) last [NUMBER] characters"
"Select (the) last [NUMBER] words"
"Select (the) last [NUMBER] sentences"
"Select (the) last [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"Select (the) next [NUMBER] letters"
"Select (the) next [NUMBER] characters"
"Select (the) next [NUMBER] words"
"Select (the) next [NUMBER] sentences"
"Select (the) next [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"Select (the) previous [NUMBER] letters"
"Select (the) previous [NUMBER] characters"
"Select (the) previous [NUMBER] words"
"Select (the) previous [NUMBER] sentences"
"Select (the) previous [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"Select [WORD(S)]"
"Select the word [WORD]"
"Select [WORD] through [WORD]"
"Select [WORD] to [WORD]"
These all selects text in various ways
"Delete (the) entire text"
"Delete (the) entire sentence"
"Delete (the) entire paragraph"
"Delete (the) entire document"
"Delete (the) entire word"
"Delete (the) last letter"
"Delete (the) last character"
"Delete (the) last word"
"Delete (the) last sentence"
"Delete (the) last paragraph"
"Delete (the) next letter"
"Delete (the) next character"
"Delete (the) next word"
"Delete (the) next sentence"
"Delete (the) next paragraph"
"Delete (the) previous letter"
"Delete (the) previous character"
"Delete (the) previous word"
"Delete (the) previous sentence"
"Delete (the) previous paragraph"
"Delete (the) last [NUMBER] words"
"Delete (the) last [NUMBER] sentences"
"Delete (the) last [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"Delete (the) next [NUMBER] letters"
"Delete (the) next [NUMBER] characters"
"Delete (the) next [NUMBER] words"
"Delete (the) next [NUMBER] sentences"
"Delete (the) next [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"Delete (the) previous [NUMBER] letters"
"Delete (the) previous [NUMBER] characters"
"Delete (the) previous [NUMBER] words"
"Delete (the) previous [NUMBER] sentences"
"Delete (the) previous [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"Delete [WORD(S)]"
"Delete the word [WORD]"
These all delete text in various ways
"Correct last [NUMBER] words"
"Correct last word"
"Correct next [NUMBER] words"
"Correct next word"
"Correct previous [NUMBER] words"
"Correct previous word"
"Correct [WORD(S)]"
"Correct the word [WORD]"
These provide various methods to correct text
"Spell (the) previous word"
"Spell (the) last word"
"Spell (the) next word"
"Spell last [NUMBER] words"
"Spell next [NUMBER] words"
"Spell previous [NUMBER] words"
"Spell [WORD(S)]"
"Spell the word [WORD]"
Selects words in order to provide a spelling for them
"Add hyphens to that"
"Add hyphens to last word"
"Add hyphens to the last word"
"Add hyphens to last [NUMBER] words"
"Add hyphens to the last [NUMBER] words"
"Add hyphens to previous word"
"Add hyphens to the previous word"
"Add hyphens to previous [NUMBER] words"
"Add hyphens to the previous [NUMBER] words"
"Add hyphens to next word"
"Add hyphens to the next word"
"Add hyphens to next [NUMBER] words"
"Add hyphens to the next [NUMBER] words"
"Add hyphens to [WORD(S)]"
"Add hyphens to the word [WORD]"
These adds hyphens to words in various ways
"Remove hyphens from that"
"Remove hyphens from last word"
"Remove hyphens from the last word"
"Remove hyphens from last [NUMBER] words"
"Remove hyphens from the last [NUMBER] words"
"Remove hyphens from previous word"
"Remove hyphens from the previous word"
"Remove hyphens from previous [NUMBER] words"
"Remove hyphens from the previous [NUMBER] words"
"Remove hyphens from next word"
"Remove hyphens from the next word"
"Remove hyphens from next [NUMBER] words"
"Remove hyphens from the next [NUMBER] words"
"Remove hyphens from [WORD(S)]"
"Remove hyphens from the word [WORD]"
Removes hyphens from words
"Move to (the) beginning of (the) sentence"
"Move to (the) beginning of (the) paragraph"
"Move to (the) beginning of (the) document"
"Move to (the) beginning of (the) word"
"Move to (the) start of (the) sentence"
"Move to (the) start of (the) paragraph"
"Move to (the) start of (the) document"
"Move to (the) start of (the) word"
"Go to (the) beginning of (the) sentence"
"Go to (the) beginning of (the) paragraph"
"Go to (the) beginning of (the) document"
"Go to (the) beginning of (the) word"
"Go to (the) start of (the) sentence"
"Go to (the) start of (the) paragraph"
"Go to (the) start of (the) document"
"Go to (the) start of (the) word"
"Move to (the) end of (the) sentence"
"Move to (the) end of (the) paragraph"
"Move to (the) end of (the) document"
"Move to (the) end of (the) text"
"Move to (the) end of (the) word"
"Go to (the) end of (the) sentence"
"Go to (the) end of (the) paragraph"
"Go to (the) end of (the) document"
"Go to (the) end of (the) text"
"Go to (the) end of (the) word"
"Move to (the) top"
"Move to (the) top of (the) document"
"Move to (the) top of (the) text"
"Move to (the) bottom"
"Move to (the) bottom of (the) document"
"Move to (the) bottom of (the) text"
"Go to (the) top"
"Go to (the) top of (the) document"
"Go to (the) top of (the) text"
"Go to (the) bottom"
"Go to (the) bottom of (the) document"
"Go to (the) bottom of (the) text"
"Move forward [NUMBER] letter(s)"
"Move forward [NUMBER] character(s)"
"Move forward [NUMBER] word(s)"
"Move forward [NUMBER] sentence(s)"
"Move forward [NUMBER] paragraph(s)"
"Move down [NUMBER] letter(s)"
"Move down [NUMBER] character(s)"
"Move down [NUMBER] word(s)"
"Move down [NUMBER] sentence(s)"
"Move down [NUMBER] paragraph(s)"
"Move to (the?) next letter"
"Move to (the?) next character"
"Move to (the?) next word"
"Move to (the?) next sentence"
"Move to (the?) next paragraph"
"Move back [NUMBER] letter(s)"
"Move back [NUMBER] character(s)"
"Move back [NUMBER] word(s)"
"Move back [NUMBER] sentence(s)"
"Move back [NUMBER] paragraph(s)"
"Move up [NUMBER] letter(s)"
"Move up [NUMBER] character(s)"
"Move up [NUMBER] word(s)"
"Move up [NUMBER] sentence(s)"
"Move up [NUMBER] paragraph(s)"
"Move to (the?) previous letter"
"Move to (the?) previous character"
"Move to (the?) previous word"
"Move to (the?) previous sentence"
"Move to (the?) previous paragraph"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selectionn"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) end of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) start of (the?) selection"
"Move to (the?) start of that"
"Move before (the?) selection"
"Move before that"
"Go to (the?) start of (the?) selection"
"Go to (the?) start of that"
"Go before (the?) selection"
"Go before that"
"Move to [WORD]"
"Move to the word [WORD]"
"Move before [WORD]"
"Move before the word [WORD]"
"Move after [WORD]"
"Move after the word [WORD]"
"Go to [WORD]"
"Go to the word [WORD]"
"Go before [WORD]"
"Go before the word [WORD]"
"Go after [WORD]"
"Go after the word [WORD]"
Moves the insertion point.
"All cap that"
"All caps that"
"Upper case that"
"Capitalize that"
"Cap that"
"Caps that"
"Capitalized that"
"No cap that"
"No caps that"
"Lower case that"
"Change that to all cap"
"Change that to all caps"
"Change that to upper case"
"Change that to cap"
"Change that to caps"
"Change that to capitalize"
"Change that to capitalized"
"Change that to no cap"
"Change that to no caps"
"Change that to lower case"
"All cap (the?) (entire?) text"
"All cap (the?) entire sentence"
"All cap (the?) entire paragraph"
"All cap (the?) entire document"
"All cap (the?) entire word"
"All cap (the?) last letter"
"All cap (the?) last character"
"All cap (the?) last word"
"All cap (the?) last sentence"
"All cap (the?) last paragraph"
"All cap (the?) last [NUMBER] letters"
"All cap (the?) [NUMBER] characters"
"All cap (the?) last [NUMBER] words"
"All cap (the?) last [NUMBER] sentences"
"All cap (the?) last [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"All cap (the?) next letter"
"All cap (the?) next character"
"All cap (the?) next word"
"All cap (the?) next sentence"
"All cap (the?) next paragraph"
"All cap (the?) next [NUMBER] letters"
"All cap (the?) next [NUMBER] characters"
"All cap (the?) next [NUMBER] words"
"All cap (the?) next [NUMBER] sentences"
"All cap (the?) next [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"All cap (the?) previous letter"
"All cap (the?) previous character"
"All cap (the?) previous word"
"All cap (the?) previous sentence"
"All cap (the?) previous paragraph"
"All cap (the?) previous [NUMBER] letters"
"All cap (the?) previous [NUMBER] characters"
"All cap (the?) previous [NUMBER] words"
"All cap (the?) previous [NUMBER] sentences"
"All cap (the?) previous [NUMBER] paragraphs"
"Change (the?) (entire?) text to all cap"
"Change (the?) entire sentence to all cap"
"Change (the?) entire paragraph to all cap"
"Change (the?) entire document to all cap"
"Change (the?) entire word  to all cap"
"Change (the?) last letter to all cap"
"Change (the?) last character to all cap"
"Change (the?) last word to all cap"
"Change (the?) last sentence to all cap"
"Change (the?) last paragraph to all cap"
"Change (the?) last [NUMBER] letters to all cap"
"Change (the?) [NUMBER] characters to all cap"
"Change (the?) last [NUMBER] words to all cap"
"Change (the?) last [NUMBER] sentences to all cap"
"Change (the?) last [NUMBER] paragraphs to all cap"
"Change (the?) next letter to all cap"
"Change (the?) next character to all cap"
"Change (the?) next word to all cap"
"Change (the?) next sentence to all cap"
"Change (the?) next paragraph to all cap"
"Change (the?) next [NUMBER] letters to all cap"
"Change (the?) next [NUMBER] characters to all cap"
"Change (the?) next [NUMBER] words to all cap"
"Change (the?) next [NUMBER] sentences to all cap"
"Change (the?) next [NUMBER] paragraphs to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous letter to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous character to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous word to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous sentence to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous paragraph to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous [NUMBER] letters to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous [NUMBER] characters to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous [NUMBER] words to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous [NUMBER] sentences to all cap"
"Change (the?) previous [NUMBER] paragraphs to all cap"
"All cap [WORD]"
"All cap the word [WORD]"
"All caps [WORD]"
"All caps the word [WORD]"
"Upper case [WORD]"
"Upper case the word [WORD]"
"Capitalize [WORD]"
"Capitalize the word [WORD]"
"Cap [WORD]"
"Cap the word [WORD]"
"Caps [WORD]"
"Caps the word [WORD]"
"Capitalized [WORD]"
"Capitalized the word [WORD]"
"No cap [WORD]"
"No cap the word [WORD]"
"No caps [WORD]"
"No caps the word [WORD]"
"Lower case [WORD]"
"Lower case the word [WORD]"
"Change [WORD] to all cap"
"Change [WORD] to all caps"
"Change [WORD] to upper case"
"Change [WORD] to cap"
"Change [WORD] to caps"
"Change [WORD] to capitalize"
"Change [WORD] to capitalized"
"Change [WORD] to no cap"
"Change [WORD] to no caps"
"Change [WORD] to lower case"
"Change the word [WORD] to all cap"
"Change the word [WORD] to all caps"
"Change the word [WORD] to upper case"
"Change the word [WORD] to cap"
"Change the word [WORD] to caps"
"Change the word [WORD] to capitalize"
"Change the word [WORD] to capitalized"
"Change the word [WORD] to no cap"
"Change the word [WORD] to no caps"
"Change the word [WORD] to lower case"
Changes the case of the appropriate text.

Correction Panel Commands

"Number [NUMBER]"
"Select [NUMBER]"
"Click [NUMBER]"
"Choose [NUMBER]"
"[NUMBER]"
Selects an item in the correction panel. Items are numbered: [NUMBER] is a placeholder for numbers one through nine
"Ok"
"Click ok"
Confirms that the selection is correct, or to confirm any other action that requires an explicit confirmation from the user
"Number [NUMBER] ok"
"Select [NUMBER] ok"
"Click [NUMBER] ok"
"Choose [NUMBER] ok"
"[NUMBER] ok"
Selects a numbered item and immediately confirm it; you can say the command all at once
"Cancel"
"Click cancel"
"Close that"
"Close"
"Close panel"
"Close alternates"
"Close alternates panel"
Cancels the correction panel without making any selection
"Spell it"
"I'll spell it myself"
Tells the computer that you will provide a spelling for the item you want (because it doesn't show up on the correction panel)
"Spell one"
"Spell two"
"Spell three"
"Spell four"
"Spell five"
"Spell six"
"Spell seven"
"Spell eight"
"Spell nine"
Provides a spelling for a particular alternate in the correction panel (they are numbered)

Additional WSR InformationArea

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