Dragon NaturallySpeaking Basics

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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 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 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 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…]

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…]

Starting to Dictate with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

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…]

Punctuating with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

If you can train yourself to do it, it's great to add punctuation with Dragon NaturallySpeaking as you dictate. Here's how to insert common punctuation marks as you speak. [more…]

Getting Help with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

If you need help, you are never far away in Dragon NaturallySpeaking with the DragonBar open. Here are some of the ways that you can find help directly from the DragonBar on your desktop: [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 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…]

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