This guide will walk you through the process of creating a Dynamic Variable Text & Graphic macro.  Dynamic Variable macros are Text & Graphic macros that contain list variables.  A list is a variable part of a voice command name that is replaced by an actual item from a list of pre-defined variables.   Illustrated screen shots have been added for your convenience.

STEP 1: Open the MyCommand Editor (to do this verbally sayadd new command) Otherwise, on the DragonBar, go to [Tools] > [Add New Command].  The My Commands Editor window will appear.

STEP 2: In the MyCommand Name Field, Choose a name for the command, and enter it.  To indicate a variable list, enclose the list name in <single angle brackets>.  The example on the next page shows a command name containing three variable lists (gender, season & sport).  When you insert the first half of the angle bracket, a MyCommand Name Editor window will appear.  When you insert the second half of the angle bracket, the list name will appear below is the list box.  When you click [OK], you will be brought back to the main MyCommands Editor window.

STEP 3: Populate your list by either double clicking on the list name or selecting the list name, then click [Edit].  For example, in the Gender List, enter Male [press enter] then Female.  In the Season List, you would enter Summer [press enter] Spring [press enter] Winter, etc…  Press [OK] when you’re done populating the list.

STEP 4: In the Description Field, enter the description of the macro.

STEP 5: In the Group Field, enter the name of the group you wish to put this macro in.  Putting custom commands in a group will make them easier to find & manage within the Command Browser.

STEP 6: In the Content Field, enter the text that you wish to appear in your document.  Enclose your variable list name in <<double angle brackets>>.  Click [Save].

Test your macro by dictatingassc male summer soccer orassc female spring volleyball

Verification Source: In-house testing