Overview / Initial Usage

You are using Speech to Command either because you have some temporary or permanent hand disability (likely RSI), or wish to improve your typing efficiency by building voice-activated typing macros to replace tedious and repetitive phrases. This program also performs perfectly as a normal dictation software, and is the only free one, so perhaps you are using this program for general dictation as well.
If you are just using this for general dictation, perhaps only the Dictation Modes section is relevant. Otherwise, the following documentation is primarily useful for dictation coding.

The first hurdle you will encounter with dictation programming is navigating the document without the mouse or arrow-keys. To become skilled at navigating the document by voice, you need to use an editor or environment that supports vim or another key-based navigation. Most editors support vim; for example: Sublime supports it (it has a mode called "Vintage Mode" that supports vim navigation), Eclipse has a plugin to support vim nav., and etc. I recommend you learn to navigate a page with vim before beginning, as this will expedite your transition to voice programming and benefit you greatly in becoming a more effective programmer, whether typing by voice or hands.

The next dilemma you'll encounter is that code is not written in English, but rather an unnatural mix of syntax and punctuations that is natural to the programmer, but unsuitable with normal dictation softwares. This is where Speech to Command is vital. Using dictation vocabularies, you can customize and define macros where unique phrases will trigger defined key sequences. Check out the front page for two quick examples. You'll need to use the vim library to navigate your document, and build more libraries based on the programming language your using, specific to your required syntax. For example, I've included a java library with some basic java commands I use to improve my programming efficiency.

Dictation Modes

The program has five dictation modes that control the formatting of the words typed to give you greater access to your "voice keyboard" as modifier keys:

Dictation Vocabulary

To view your grammars or create a grammars, scroll down on the dictation bar interface.
The basic format is a unique phrase to trigger the corresponding key sequence.
For example, click the new command button at the bottom right of your grammar, enter the phrase "hello" and the command "salutations good friend". When the dictation recognizes your phrase "hello", it will instead type the corresponding "salutations good friend".
note: Stick to phrases that are distinct and won't be recognized as other homophones. ex: "main" could be recognized as "maine" or "two" as "too" or "to". You can also avoid this by padding your words with their similar recognized words, as I include "cup" with the same definition as "up" so they map to the same key sequence. a good example of a distinct word is "reject" as not many words sound the same.
For including non-Ascii key presses, such as pressing the arrow or enter keys, see the section Non-Ascii Key Simulations.

Using the Dictation Interface (GUI)

The dictation interface has four sections:

Navigating your document

In order to navigate your document with speed by voice, you should learn to use vim first.
Learn the vim library or make your own. At first, your experience will be frustrating as producing the correct voice phrase to match your desired action will take time. It will probably cost you a frustrating week to be able to navigate the document fluently, but once you get over the learning curve and combine multiple commands, you'll be zoomin.
Don't want to use vim since you're scared of your terminal? Most editors today, recognizing that vim is the fastest way to zoom around the document, support vim navigation. For example, Sublime has 'vintage mode', Atom has a vim package, and Eclipse has a vim plugin, to name a few popular editors you might use.

Non-Ascii Key Simulations

To automate non-Ascii key presses in your grammar vocabularies, such as pressing the arrow keys or enter key, you need to follow the format of the keyPress argument.

Disclaimer: I haven't tested each of these keys because I don't care that much about random keys. If there are any keys not working, send me a message (find my contact on the about page) and I'll fix it.

Key Name Key Code