The PowerMic® and Custom Dragon Commands

In this article, we’re going to show you how to program your Nuance® PowerMic II to use one of your custom Dragon® commands—but only when you’re dictating into the Dictation Box. Please note that these instructions cover the process specifically for Dragon Medical Practice Edition on Windows®. To see which other editions of Dragon can use the PowerMic, click here.


Programming Your Microphone

As we mentioned, you can program a button on your PowerMic to perform a user-defined command, such as inserting your signature, and then restrict that function for use only in the Dictation Box. In this example, we’re going to program the Custom Right button, highlighted in green on the PowerMic screenshot.

Open the PowerMic II Options

  1. On the Dragon Bar, click on Tools > Options.
  2. Select the PowerMic II tab.

How to access the Dragon Medical Practice Edition Options menu

Select the DictationBox Options

  1. Click on the Application drop down box.
  2. Select the DictationBox entry from the drop down box.

How to select the Dictation Box when programming the Nuance PowerMic in Dragon Medical

Program the Custom Right Button

  1. Click on the “Custom Right” drop-down menu.
  2. Hover your mouse over the “User Commands” selection.
  3. Select your signature command.
  4. Click [Apply] and then [OK].

How to program a button of the PowerMic with your "insert signature" Dragon command

Congratulations! Now you have the Custom Right button on the PowerMic II assigned to a custom command. Open the DictationBox and test your newly assigned button.


Verification Source and Date

In-house testing, 01/2012