Dragon Naturally Speaking Standard 10

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  1. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    I just purchased this product and it is being setup on my pc. I saw threads but they were dating back to 06--Hence the refreshed thread. My question is if I practice for an hour or two hours a day, how long does it take to get fully comfortable with the software?

    Matt
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Matt

    I just installed Version 11 on my machines. Once you train it,(about 30 minutes) you can start pretty quick. What takes a bit longer is all the neat control things you can do with it.

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    Hi Pete,

    I'm having my tech guy come over this afternoon and install it. Thanks for the info. (With limited ability of my right hand this should make my life MUCH easier)

    Matt
     
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    He can install it, but only you can train it. With practice you can almost make it do anything you need by voice. You might also consider upgrading to 11, some major improvements.

    Pete
     
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    Sounds Good. (Haven't gotten it installed yet, he was unable to swing by here). I figured I can only train it, I would just rather him set it up rather then me just for such an important piece of softeare :)

    One quick question. If it appears my speakers are broken (not sure, but I am hearing popping from both) will that affect the dictation from the mic to the pc & software?

    Matt
     
  6. Peter2150

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    If it is in the audio, and affects the mic it sure will. Your audio and computer have to be right up there.

    I have it on my Desktop where it's fine, with a more comfortable USB headset. But I have to use the one that came with it on the tablet. The USB one on the tablet is weak. Also the tablet being less powerful, it disabled some of the advanced features.

    Dragon is a big program.

    Pete
     
  7. pajenn

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    You should use Dragon and other voice-command or dictation software with a headset and minimal background noise. If you have the speakers on, the microphone will pick up sounds from both the speakers and from your mouth, and it confuse the two thinking random sounds from the speakers are you trying to issue commands.
     
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