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"SendKeys cancelled" in Dragon Naturally Speaking

Problem

When dictating using Dragon Naturally Speaking, you receive the following error:
“SendKeys cancelled”

There may be additional information such as:
“at line 1 in script Dragon Voice Commands Automation”.

Cause

This is caused by an incompatibility with Adobe Reader X.

Solution

Try the following solutions:

6 Responses to "SendKeys cancelled" in Dragon Naturally Speaking

  1. Pam Quittmeyer November 1, 2011 at 16:10

    I had this sendkeys cancelled thing. When I heard it was something to do with Adobe Reader X, I went into that program and a box popped up suggesting how to fix this – and the suggestion worked.

    In Adobe Reader X, go to Edit>Preferences>General and uncheck the “enable protected mode at Startup” box. This fixed the problem for me. I hope this helps.

  2. Thanks a lot for this cue.

  3. This is not caused by adobe acrobat its more complicated i have been trying to solve it for weeks with no success

  4. Thanks for this, the problem was caused by Adobe Reader X, disabling the protected mode solved everything.

  5. Disabling protected mode does not fix the problem in Adobe XI

  6. Does not fix the problem Version 9 NA

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