Transcribe with the AutoTranscribe Folder Agent in NaturallySpeaking - dummies

Transcribe with the AutoTranscribe Folder Agent in NaturallySpeaking

By Stephanie Diamond

If you have a recurring transcription to input to Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the AutoTranscribe Folder Agent saves you time. For example, if you record a weekly podcast, you can set up a specific folder for it. When you place a new audio file in that folder, it will automatically transcribe it.

If you want to set up the Folder Agent, do the following:

  1. Go to the DragonBar and choose Tools→AutoTranscribe Folder Agent.

    A new menu window opens.

  2. Choose Agent→Options.

    A dialog box opens, asking you what you want to do with the file after it is transcribed. The choices are Delete It or Move It to the Output Directory.

  3. Select the radio button with your choice.

    You will also see an option to “Generate DRA File.” Choose this option to listen to the transcribed file and correct it.

  4. Click OK.

  5. To set up the actual folder, choose Task→New.

    A dialog box opens.

  6. Fill in the name of your input directory, its location, and what you want to do with the output file (if you didn’t already choose Delete It).

    Check that the correct User Profile is loaded with its associated vocabulary and that the dictation source Digital Audio Recorder shows.

  7. Click OK.

    You see the input folder listed in the directory with the state listed as Idle. It will show a working state when it is transcribing.

You can set up as many of these folders as you need for all your input sources. Your transcriptions will then be waiting for you when you return to the folder.

From the same Task menu, you can edit, disable, enable, or remove a task.