Dragon cannot type directly inside the Input Form

Starting from PhraseExpander 5, if you are dictating with Dragon inside the Input form with Dragon, the dictated text doesn't appear directly inside the PhraseExpander Input Form but in the Dragon Dictation Box.

This happens with the applications that are not natively supported by Dragon. You can dictate (in a separate box) but you cannot edit the text, once it's inserted into PhraseExpander.

To enable Dragon Full-Text Control in PhraseExpander

You need to activate Dragon Full-Text control to dictate inside PhraseExpander and get a better experience (like you had in PhraseExpander 4).

To activate it, you need to reinstall Dragon with the option


This enables Dragon native support for WPF applications. Don't ask me why, but Dragon doesn't support them by default when it's installed.

The procedure takes just a few minutes and then you'll be able to enjoy a native dictation experience in PhraseExpander.


Open a command prompt with administrative rights. Type cmd and when you see Command prompt in the results, right-click on it and choose Run as typing cmd

Navigate to the path containing the Dragon setup file (usually in your temp folder). If you don't remember, you can download your setup again and check in which folder it's installed.
Run the Dragon MSI installer file (called Dragon Naturally Speaking 13.msi for the v13) in the installation folder by typing the following instruction and choose the Repair installation option 

C:\Users\Andrea\AppData\Local\Temp\NaturallySpeaking\>MSIEXEC /i "Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13.msi" TEXT_SERVICE_SUPPORT=1

C:\Users\Andrea\AppData\Local\Temp\NaturallySpeaking is the installation folder 
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13.msi is the setup folder


Reboot your machine

NOTE: Please check the Dragon reference guide (page 11) regarding support for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications (or these simplified instructions). PhraseExpander is a WPF application.

Once you have done that, you can dictate and edit directly inside PhraseExpander

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