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How to Use the Nuance Knowledgebase for Help with NaturallySpeaking

If you like to look things up yourself rather than ask for help, the Dragon website provides ample reference sources you can look through. If the particular problem you’re facing isn’t absolutely unique [more…]

Online Resources to Help with NaturallySpeaking

In addition to making expert opinions and information available to you, the Internet also gives you ample opportunities to trade NaturallySpeaking information with others. Through these media, you can [more…]

How to Launch Accuracy Tuning in NaturallySpeaking

Here’s where the correction and fine-tuning of your dictation really pay off. From the Launch Accuracy Tuning Now link in the Accuracy Center (or from Audio→Launch Accuracy Tuning), you’ll be presented [more…]

10 Stupid Dragon Tricks

Nuance created NaturallySpeaking to handle dictation in contemporary English (or French or Italian or German or Spanish, if you have one of those versions). The idea was to make it easier for you to write [more…]

How to Create a User Profile in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

If you wonder how NaturallySpeaking 13 maintains a 99 percent accuracy rate, the secret is in the user profile. The profile learns your unique speech patterns and word choices. But, as with any good assistant [more…]

How to Launch Dragon NaturallySpeaking

There are a couple of different ways to launch and control NaturallySpeaking. To get started with NaturallySpeaking, launch the product in one of the following ways: [more…]

How to Change Font Size in NaturallySpeaking

To change the size of a font from within NaturallySpeaking, you must know the point size that you want. If, for example, you want to change some text to 18 point, you can select it and say [more…]

How to Use the Spell That Feature of NaturallySpeaking

One way to correct a simple mistake in NaturallySpeaking is to select the mistaken word and spell the correct one. You can do this from the Correction menu by saying [more…]

Smart Formatting in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13

In version 13 of NaturallySpeaking, there is a feature 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 Create Bullets and Numbered Lists in NaturallySpeaking

Clear, concise writing requires more than just simple paragraphs. For example, For Dummies books just couldn’t exist without bullets and numbered lists. How can you create bulleted lists with voice commands [more…]

How to Use Full Text Control Applications with NaturallySpeaking

In some applications, NaturallySpeaking gives you the capability to select, correct, or move the cursor to text in a document by saying the text. This capability is called Full Text Control, and the applications [more…]

How to Use the "Click" Command in NaturallySpeaking

The engineers at Nuance can’t anticipate every command that any stray application could possibly use, so they’ve done the next best thing: They made the [more…]

How to Use Outlook Notes with NaturallySpeaking

Outlook Notes is a great place to jot down important things you don’t want to forget. It works well with NaturallySpeaking because its main purpose is dictation, just like any word processor. If you want [more…]

Aggregate E-Mail Accounts with Thunderbird and NaturallySpeaking

If you use Thunderbird, Mozilla Foundation’s free e-mail client, you know that it’s an open source application and works cross-platform. This means that it is created by developers who donate their time [more…]

Using Gmail with NaturallySpeaking

In NaturallySpeaking 13, Gmail can be used with Rich Internet Application (RIA) extensions. When you open your Gmail account in one of the browsers listed here, [more…]

How to Move Around Web Pages with NaturallySpeaking

NaturallySpeaking has an automatic scrolling feature that is very convenient for reading long articles. Just say, “Start Scrolling Down,” and the text of the current web page starts moving up your screen [more…]

How to Dictate to Your Browser's Address Box

The Address box is the textbox at the bottom of the browser’s toolbar, the one that shows the web address of the current page. In NaturallySpeaking, say, [more…]

How to Link Web Pages in NaturallySpeaking

One useful feature in NaturallySpeaking you can use while browsing is the capability to click a link on a web page by saying all or part of its text label. For example, suppose that you are viewing the [more…]

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Operating Tips for Windows 8

If Windows 8 is your operating system, fear not: Dragon 13 works right along with it. But, you will have to experiment a bit when you first get started. Until then, the key to making Windows 8 work is [more…]

Using the Start Menu in Windows 7 or Earlier from NaturallySpeaking

Anytime that NaturallySpeaking is running, you can say, “Click Start” to pull up the Start menu. (This specifically refers to Windows 7 or earlier.) You can then say the name of any object on the Start [more…]

Opening Computer and Other Folder Windows from NaturallySpeaking

You can open any folder on your desktop from NaturallySpeaking with the “Start” command. For example, say, “Start My Computer,” or, more generally, “Start < [more…]

How NaturallySpeaking Can Learn from Sent E-Mails

Analyzing e-mails is one way for your NaturallySpeaking assistant to build your vocabulary. This process helps in two ways. It learns from the style of your e-mails and it can automatically add e-mail [more…]

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 Change Your Speech Habits for Dragon Professional Individual

Changing any habit is hard, and speech is one of the most habitual activities. (Well, besides drinking coffee.) How does a person improve his or her speech? Following are some fairly painless tips for [more…]

10 Time- and Sanity-Saving Tips for Dragon Professional Individual

Here are ten things you'll want to know when using Dragon Professional Individual. Sometimes the difference between doing well and just getting by is a well-placed piece of advice. [more…]

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