Tutorial #7: Adding Words to the Vocabulary

This brief tutorial teaches you how to add words to the Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4 dictionary. Primarily names, which are not included, and some medications need to be added.

Adding Words to the Vocabulary

Even though Dragon Medical comes with hundreds of thousands of built in words, from time to time you will find words need to be added. The most common examples are names and drugs need to be added. The following guide will help you to add words.

  1. Launch Dragon Medical Practice Edition 4, 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. Once Dragon has finished loading, navigate to and click on "Tools" on the Dragon Bar

  4. From there, scroll down to "Vocabulary Canter" and then click on "Open Vocabulary Editor"

  5. Once the vocabulary editor is open, simply click on the "Add" button on the lower right side of the vocabulary manager

  6. A window will open prompting you to "Add word or phrase", in this window type your new word into the left text box

  7. Once the word has been typed, you can select a word category from the drop down in case the word is a proper noun

  8. Once added, it is suggested that you locate/click on the recently added word and then click "Train" on the lower right hand side of the vocabulary manager

  9. Once the Train window is open, click on "Go" and then speak the word you just added into the mic and click "Done"