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How to Start Programs with NaturallySpeaking

NaturallySpeaking lets you talk to your desktop and actually see results. Now your desktop responds to your commands by starting applications, opening windows, and giving you access to menus, including [more…]

How to Get Better Sound Quality in NaturallySpeaking from Portable Recorders

For lots of reasons, you are more likely to have sound quality problems when you use a mobile recorder with NaturallySpeaking than when you dictate into your PC. Here are six tips to avoid problems: [more…]

How to Record Dictation for Dragon NaturallySpeaking

When you record text for NaturallySpeaking to transcribe, speak that text just as if you were dictating into NaturallySpeaking directly. Certain aspects of recording, however, make that process a little [more…]

How to Transcribe Your Recording with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Watching NaturallySpeaking transcribe a recording is kind of magical. You sit there and your words (or something like them) appear on the screen. NaturallySpeaking transcribes recorded speech from a sound [more…]

How to Speak More Clearly to NaturallySpeaking

Changing any habit is hard, and speech is one of the most habitual activities anyone can do. However, NaturallySpeaking may appreciate your efforts. How does a person improve his or her speech? Following [more…]

How to Run the Audio Setup Wizard in NaturallySpeaking

If you suspect an audio input problem, the first thing to do is to run the Audio Setup Wizard. The Audio Setup Wizard can do either a complete setup or simply adjust the volume. [more…]

The Best Sound Card for NaturallySpeaking

Are some sound cards sounder than other sound cards for NaturallySpeaking? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Your microphone plugs into a chunk of your PC loosely called the “sound card” or the “audio [more…]

Audio Input Problems with NaturallySpeaking

If NaturallySpeaking misinterprets lots of words, your second thought is probably, “Something’s wrong with my microphone or sound card.” (Your first thought is probably uncharitable toward your new assistant [more…]

How to Get Help from the DragonBar

Just like any good software product, NaturallySpeaking has Help files that are installed with the software. In addition, Nuance Communications has done quite a bit of work on the interface to provide help [more…]

How to Create and Manage E-Mails with NaturallySpeaking

Naturally Speaking allows you to dictate almost anything, including e-mails. As you contemplate using NaturallySpeaking to send your e-mails, keep in mind these general recommendations that apply to most [more…]

How to Enhancing E-Mail with NaturallySpeaking 12

NaturallySpeaking plays nicely with Outlook. In Dragon 12, you also get some additional commands for Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, and Gmail. If you use these e-mail applications, you’ll [more…]

How to Use NaturallySpeaking 12 Smart Formatting

In NaturallySpeaking 12, a new feature has been added that you likely will come across during dictation. It’s called the Smart Format Rules box. This box pops up when you change the format of a word that [more…]

How to Use Dragon Dictation with Android Devices

There are lots of exciting new developments for Android devices, including some from Dragon Dictation. With the introduction of OS version 4.0, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich, Android developers have improved [more…]

How to Use BlackBerry Dragon for E-Mail

Happily, NaturallySpeaking isn’t limited to Apple mobile devices or even Android. You can dictate with BlackBerry smartphones as well. (Check online to find out whether your specific BlackBerry model smartphone [more…]

How to Use Back Up and Restore NaturallySpeaking User Profiles

NaturallySpeaking keeps a backup copy of each user’s speech files. It automatically makes this copy every fifth time you save NaturallySpeaking’s speech files — which most people do when they are prompted [more…]

How to Create a New Command in NaturallySpeaking

Adding a new command in NaturallySpeaking is easy using the MyCommands Editor. Fill in the dialog boxes and click Save. But, before getting started, there’s a more important question you need to ask yourself [more…]

How to Locate Commands in NaturallySpeaking’s Command Browser with the Keyword Filter

Just like searching on the web, you can find commands in the NaturallySpeaking Command Browser by using keywords. The Keyword Filter makes it easy to find the actual command for a function you would like [more…]

How to Clone a Command in NaturallySpeaking to Create Another

Because you are in a time-saving mood, how about using the command you just created in NaturallySpeaking to create another one with a modification? You don’t want to start all over again. The Command Browser [more…]

How to Set Up an Account for NaturallySpeaking Technical Support

To access the support portal for NaturallySpeaking, you need to set up a free account. From this account, you can register your products, access your stored serial numbers, send a message to the Technical [more…]

How to Dictate Facebook and Twitter Posts with NaturallySpeaking

Using NaturallySpeaking Version 12, you can use a special command that calls up a text window and posts directly into Twitter or Facebook. Following are three versions of a voice command you can use: [more…]

How to Use NaturallySpeaking with Common Dialog Boxes

NaturallySpeaking can help you control dialog boxes. These are “Look Ma, no hands” examples. Everything is done with voice commands. Naturally, sometimes you can accomplish the task faster by pecking a [more…]

How to Import a List of Words or Phrases into NaturallySpeaking

If you frequently use terms from some specialized vocabulary in the documents you dictate, you can make a list and give them all to NaturallySpeaking in one fell swoop. This can save you lots of training [more…]

How to Add Words from Specific Documents to NaturallySpeaking

After you’ve got the basics, you can provide your NaturallySpeaking assistant with documents so that it can look at them and pick out any words or capitalized phrases it doesn’t recognize. The more documents [more…]

How to Add Words from Somebody Else’s Documents to NaturallySpeaking

Normally, you use your own documents to teach NaturallySpeaking about your vocabulary. What can you do, however, for a subject that you have not written much about? Answer: Grab words from documents other [more…]

How to Open the Auto-Formatting Dialog Box in NaturallySpeaking

Some users have a tendency to skip over auto-formatting because they don’t think they’ll need it. Auto-formatting in NaturallySpeaking is important, so don’t skip it. You will access it from the Open the [more…]

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