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confignatlinkvocolaunimacroEnvironment variables

For all definitions you can now also use the Windows system environment variables. Enclose with % and all capitalise them. Its sensible use is to put them at the front of a file, folder or virtual drive definition. Slashes can be omitted.

Examples:

Variable

Meaning

%HOME%

~

pointing to your home folder, most often your path to My documents, see below

Tilde is a common shorthand notation for your home folder.

%PROGRAMFILES%

pointing to the program files folder

%APPDATA%

pointing to your app data folder

%DESKTOP%

pointing to your desktop folder

 

Natlink related Environment Variables

Starting with version 4.1whiskey also Natlink related environment variables are added. The interface is a bit tricky, but the _folders grammars uses them.

Variable

Example value

%BASEDIRECTORY%

C:\NatLink\NatLink\MacroSystem

%COREDIRECTORY%

C:\NatLink\NatLink\MacroSystem\core

%DNSINIDIR%

C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15

%DNSINSTALLDIR%

C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15

%DNSUSERDIRECTORY%

C:\ProgramData\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15\Users\QNederlands\current

%NATLINKDIRECTORY%

C:\NatLink\NatLink

%UNIMACRODIRECTORY%

C:\NatLink\Unimacro

%UNIMACROUSERDIRECTORY%

C:\Documenten\unimacro_qh

%USERDIRECTORY%

C:\UserDirectory\dragonfly-macros

%VOCOLAUSERDIRECTORY%

C:\Documenten\vocola_qh

 

HOME and ~

The environment variable %HOME% is by default NOT set in Windows. In order to make the story above work, Unimacro takes for %HOME%: the My documents folder on your system.

Of course you can also set %HOME% yourself (in System properties, Advanced, Environment variables). When you are using Emacs (VoiceCode) you probably have set the %HOME% variable this way in order to get proper access to your .emacs file.

For ~ also this folder is taken.

Show all these variables

You can show all the Environment variables and the Natlink specific variable via a Unimacro Shorthand Command. In Vocola you can enter in your (global) command file:

print all variables = Unimacro(“PRINTALLENVVARIABLES”);
print natlink variables = Unimacro(“PRINTNATLINKENVVARIABLES”);

Examples

Virtual drives

md

%HOME%

pf

%PROGRAMFILES%

Folders

md:/private or

~private or

~/private or

%HOME%/private

all pointing to the folder "private" in your documents

%NATLINKDIRECTORY%/confignatlinkvocolaunimacro

the directory where the config program of Natlink is located.

Files

~/public/examples.doc

A file in the folder public of your home folder.