Tutorial #13: Creating Templates in Dragon Veterinary

This video tutorial goes over how to create fully customizable and voice-activated templates, one of the main time-saving and workflow improving features in Dragon Veterinary

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Creating and Editing Templates

A key time saving feature of Dragon Veterinary is the templates feature. Templates allow you to quickly call up commonly used phrases, reports, and documentation with a simple voice command. These templates can take the form of straight text or text with variable fields (explained in greater detail in the Setting Up and Using Variable Fields guide). 

There are a few different ways to create a template. 

Method 1 – Creating a Template From Scratch: 

  1. Launch Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, 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 is finished loading, click "Tools" on the Dragon Bar
     
  4. Scroll down to "Add new command..." and select it
     
  5. When the MyCommands editor opens, give your command a name in the MyCommand name text box and then click "Train"
     
  6. When the “Train” window opens, click on the "Go" button and then speak the name of the command into the Mic. When you are done training the name, click "Done" either using your cursor or by saying “Click Done” into your PowerMic
     
  7. Next, write the content of your template into the content text box near the bottom of the MyCommands Editor window
     
  8. When you are finished creating your template, click "Save" at the bottom of the MyCommands Editor window
     

Method 2 – Creating a Template On-The-Go: 

If you are dictating into your EMR or other text editing software, you can create a template on the go by using the following steps: 

  1. When you've finished typing out the template or text that you'd like to turn into a command, simply select the text you'd like to copy and then say "Make that a shortcut" into your mic
     
  2. Once the MyCommands Editor window opens and your selected text appears in the content text box, simply give them command/template a name in the Name textbox and then click save at the bottom of the window! 
     

To Edit a Command, simply perform the following steps: 

  1. Launch Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2 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 is finished loading, click "Tools" on the Dragon Bar
     
  4. Scroll down to "Command Browser..." and select it
     
  5. When the Command Browser opens, click on "User Defined" and then locate the command that you would like to edit
     
  6. Once located, double click on the command to open the MyCommands Editor window, and perform any editing that you need to do
     
  7. Once finished, click "Save"

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