RSI, Dragon Naturally Speaking, FrameMaker, and cubicles

Subject: RSI, Dragon Naturally Speaking, FrameMaker, and cubicles
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Suzette Leeming <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 21:32:56 -0400

I can't speak to the specific issue of using Dragon and Frame, but
you might find some useful information in an article I wrote about

One thing I didn't note in that article is that it's not necessarily
a question of getting rid of one device and replacing it with
another. Sometimes the ability to switch between different devices at
different times or for different tasks can be a great way to ease the

And sometimes you can combine entirely unrelated technologies. For
example, could you use the voice-recognition feature as the
equivalent of Word's autocorrect*? Could you create a bunch of
shortcuts that don't sound like regular parts of speech and bind them
to commands (particularly ones that force you to contort your hands)
rather than using the software to type spoken words? My understanding
is that some voice recognition software allows you to speak in such a
way as to identify your words as interface commands rather than
treating your speech as typing whereas other software lets you use
the software exclusively to control the interface.

* For that matter, if Frame doesn't have a good autocorrect feature,
why not install a copy of Word so you can use its autocorrect? You
could then drag and drop (or copy and paste) the expanded text into
Frame. There are a great many stereotypical phrases we all type
repeatedly that could be more easily automated. Some thoughts about
this and other forms of automation:

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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RSI, Dragon Naturally Speaking, FrameMaker, and cubicles: From: Stansbury, Stan
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