Can someone tell me how to correct this problem without causing the other, and much more annoying problem, of writing “3 to 4” when I say “324”?
You could say, “three twenty-four” or “Three hundred twenty-four”
First, 324 vs.3 to 4 is a matter of enunciation. The only proper correction (fix) is to learn how to distinguish between enunciating digits without pausing and pausing between 3 and 4.
It's important to remember that "3 to 4" is part of the context ITN rules in Dragon. Therefore, it's fairly easy to invoke this particular ITN rule by not clearly enunciating the digits or pausing in the wrong place. For example, consider the following contexts:
Your new car will be delivered within 3 to 4 days.
You will need 3 to 4 plywood panels.
In both of the above cases "3 to 4" will be properly displayed relative to the context in which it is dictated.
If you want to get the digits "324" displayed correctly, avoid dictating digits one at a time. As Stephen points out: "three hundred and twenty four", "three hundred twenty four", Or the form "three twenty four" may work best.
Otherwise, there is no 100% reliable way of preventing getting "3 to 4"other than practicing correct dictation style.
Second, if you want to get numbers, like "third", spelled out instead of displayed as digits, Do as Stephen points out and the "Numbers, if greater than or equal to" to "10" in the Dragon Auto-Formatting Dialog. This will spell numbers from "one to nine" and all the numbers will become digits when dictated when the number is equal to 10 or greater.
If you want to convert the numbers from one to nine to digits 1 to 9, simply precede the number with "numeral" as in "numeral one" to "numeral nine" which will give you "1 to 9".
You can also get ordinals the display in dates by using "numeral" as above. For example, December 23, 2018 can become December 23rd 2018, by simply dictating "December numeral twenty third twenty eighteen". In short, there are all kinds way it is skin the cat relative to dates, ordinals, and numbers spelled-out vs. digits.
Thank you, Chuck. This is helpful.
You can delete the ‘up 2’ command by opening the ‘global2.xml’ file (in notepad) in the C:ProgramDataVoiceTeachVoiceComputerCommandsCustom
Will I now need to reconfigure Voicecomputer having used the backup file?Now copy your edited file over the existing file in the source directory.C:Program Files (x86)VoiceTeachVoiceComputerhelpVC_FilesCustom_filesAnd then make a backup of your edited file to use when you install new versions.