I recently upgraded from Dragon 10, and I do not think that I had this problem with the previous version. To be specific, I will seek to use Format Painter while the microphone is off on Dragon but the program is open. The format painter seems to be working fine as I highlight the text whose format I wish to apply to another section, but when I then drag the "paintbrush" across the text to be changed nothing happens. I am seeking to use format painter in a Word document. If I close Dragon 12, format painter again works in its usual way.