OS X Mavericks: Commands for dictation

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Commands for dictation

You can insert any punctuation mark by saying its name, such as “comma” or “period.” You can also give commands to format your dictation. Here are some punctuation and formatting commands to get you started.

Command Description

new line

Start a new line.

new paragraph

Start a new paragraph.

quote … end quote

Place quotation marks around the text between the commands.


Insert :-)


Insert :-(


Insert ;-)

Published Date: Oct 20, 2015