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When NaturallySpeaking Menu Commands Don’t Work

When you give a command to NaturallySpeaking, such as “Click” and nothing happens, the likely problem is that your Use Menus That Are Compatible with Screen Readers check box is unchecked. To check it: [more…]

When Start Doesn’t Start in NaturallySpeaking

When you give the "Start" command to Dragon NaturallySpeaking, you say “Start America Online”or “Start Microsoft Works” or “Start Quicken” and the program should open. But what if it doesn't? What’s the [more…]

Ten Time-Saving Tips for NaturallySpeaking

Sometimes the difference between doing well and just getting by when using new software is a well-placed piece of advice from a wiser and more experienced mentor. Here are ten things you may wish somebody [more…]

What NaturallySpeaking Can’t Do

Even with NaturallySpeaking, your computer’s capability to understand English is more limited than what you can reasonably expect from a human. People use a very wide sense of context to figure out what [more…]

How Long for Training NaturallySpeaking?

Training a new piece of software is a strange idea. Other computer programs don’t need to be trained. When you get a new word processor, it doesn’t have to watch you type for awhile before it catches on [more…]

The Latest Generation of the NaturallySpeaking Programs

The current generation of NaturallySpeaking, version 12, was released in the second half of 2012. In addition to the usual bug fixes and incremental improvements that you expect in a new version of an [more…]

How to Install Dragon NaturallySpeaking on Your Computer

Whether you’re installing NaturallySpeaking for the first time or installing over a previous version, the process is easy. If you have user profiles from NaturallySpeaking version 10 or 11, the Upgrade [more…]

How to Run the NaturallySpeaking 12 New User Wizard

To get yourself properly introduced to your brand new Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, you use the User Profile Wizard. You can start the wizard in one of the two following ways: [more…]

How to Train Dragon to Recognize Your Voice, Vocabulary, and Writing Style

After NaturallySpeaking has tested and adjusted your speakers and microphone, it’s ready to listen to you speak. This training will take all of 4 minutes. Follow these steps: [more…]

How to Improve Accuracy with NaturallySpeaking 12

When you finish basic training, Dragon recommends that you let it look at your dictation, corrections, and other files to train itself and improve accuracy. This is a great way for the program to familiarize [more…]

The Face of Your NaturallySpeaking Assistant

As anyone who has ever used software knows, including NaturallySpeaking, its value is most often determined by the design of the user interface. If it’s hard to find menus, options, and features, most [more…]

A Closer Look at the DragonBar in NaturallySpeaking

The NaturallySpeaking DragonBar is docked at the top of the screen. If you prefer, you can change the placement by clicking the Dragon icon on the left. From here you can also invoke the QuickStart option [more…]

How to Choose Your Options in NaturallySpeaking

Now that you’re in charge, you can order NaturallySpeaking to work your way. It’s time to choose some options! From the DragonBar, choose Tools→Options to open the Options dialog box. There are seven different [more…]

How to Use the Word-Processor NaturallySpeaking DragonPad

Even if you have never used DragonPad, if you have used any word processor, you’ll find all the choices on the NaturallySpeaking menus and toolbars very familiar [more…]

How to Customize the DragonPad Window

In case you are wondering, you can change the appearance through the View menu in DragonPad. By “appearance,” this means stuff like toolbars, text wrapping in the window, and units of measure on the ruler [more…]

How to Dictate to Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12

After you have installed NaturallySpeaking on a computer with all the necessary system requirements and performed the initial training, you’re on the road to a beautiful friendship with your assistant. [more…]

Tips for Talking to NaturallySpeaking

Dictating text to NaturallySpeaking, especially if you’re used to typing on a keyboard, can seem a little clumsy at first. You need to do things a bit differently than when you type. Following are eight [more…]

How to Bold, Italicize, and Underline Text in NaturallySpeaking

One way to create bold, italic, or underlined text in Dragon NaturallySpeaking is to select the text and then say, “Bold That,” “Italicize That,” or “Underline That.” [more…]

How to Use the NaturallySpeaking Dictation Box

Wondering when to use the NaturallySpeaking Dictation Box? Work at the Dictation Box level when you find you don’t have all the voice commands you normally use. The following tips give you an idea of what [more…]

NaturallySpeaking Commands for Internet Explorer

NaturallySpeaking isn’t just for word processing. You can use it to browse Internet Explorer without straining your typing fingers. You can use it to give Internet Explorer its marching orders in several [more…]

How to Browse the Web with NaturallySpeaking 12

Using NaturallySpeaking with Internet Explorer (IE 7, 8, or 9) or Mozilla Firefox (Firefox 8 and higher) lets you do your entire web browsing by voice, efficiently, without having to touch a mouse or keyboard [more…]

How to Dictate E-Mail with NaturallySpeaking on your iPhone

Do you ever feel like talking back to Siri? Dragon NaturallySpeaking can even be used to dictate to your iPhone. These steps will show you how to dictate e-mails on the iPhone. [more…]

How to Use Dragon Search Online

Whether you’re on the go or multi-tasking, your iPhone can be a real lifesaver. You can search the web to locate the nearest restaurant, find a new oven, or get sports equipment. The hitch is that it’s [more…]

The Dragon Go! App for iPhone and iPad

If you like using Dragon Search, you’ll love using Dragon Go! Nuance created this free downloadable app for use with the iPhone 3GS,iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPod touch [more…]

Dictate Wirelessly with the Dragon Remote Microphone Application

Mobile devices have really spoiled users. So, how about using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch 4, or Android device as a wireless microphone? The idea that you might not be able to roam around wirelessly [more…]

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