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Here’s a quick Tuesday Tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 for the PC:

In applications for which Dragon does not have Full Text Control (represented by the check mark indicator on the DragonBar), Dragon 12 will automatically open the Dictation Box.  For example, when using Google Docs it is suggested that you use the Dictation Box so that you can enjoy Dragon’s normal capabilities as you dictate, correct, and edit your text. Note that this automatic opening is an optional setting, which by default is enabled but can be changed on the Miscellaneous tab of the options dialog. If you disable this option you can always launch the Dictation Box by saying “Open Dictation Box.”

Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!

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Special guest Colleen Hendry, Senior Product Manager for Dragon, demonstrates one of the new features available in Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 – Smart Format Rules.

If you have a topic that you’d like to suggest for a future episode, let us know right here in the comments, or better yet, go to our Ask the Dictator page here and submit your suggestion!

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Want some quality time with Peter “The Dictator” Mahoney to learn more about Dragon 12? Here’s your chance! Join us for a live chat on Wednesday, August 8th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EST. Peter and his team of Dragon experts will be sharing some of their favorite Dragon 12 features, how they use Dragon in their day-to-day lives, factoids about speech recognition technology, and they’ll also be answering questions from you, our fans! Start thinking about some of your questions for Peter and the team, and at the end of this post you can submit them – we’ll make sure they are a topic of discussion during the chat.

Now, let’s take a minute to get acquainted with our chat panel:

Peter Mahoney, Nuance Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Dragon
About Me:  I love technology that changes our lives for the better. I have worked at Nuance for 8 years and I worked in the videoconferencing business in the 1990’s (it was futuristic back then).  I built an assistive communication device in college in the 1980’s — my first connection with assistive technology (but not my last).  I live just outside Boston (where I grew up) with my wife, three kids, and basset hound.
Hobbies: speaking to inanimate objects and expecting that they will understand me.
Favorite Dragon 12 Feature:  Smart Format Rules – I like it when Dragon understands exactly what I want.
What I’m most looking forward to in the chat:  answering questions about Dragon 12 – and voice recognition in general – and getting a chance to get to know some of our customers (and future customers).

Erica Hill, Product Marketing Manager, Dragon
About Me: The nerdiest of the nerds, and a sucker for grammar and style. I love learning and talking about technology and science. I’ve worked in tech communications for 16 years – 8 of them with Nuance and Dragon. Born and bred New Englander.
Hobbies: Sound! Images! Design! Bass guitar, rock music, photography, old cars and robots.
Favorite Dragon 12 Feature: Enhanced experience with Gmail/Hotmail.
What I’m most looking forward to in the chat: Hearing from our fans and helping to answer questions.

Colleen K. Hendry, Senior Product Manager, Dragon
About Me: Love anything and everything about technology. I have been involved with software and technology for 14+ years and have loved seeing all the innovation. I love to dream about the endless possibilities the future holds! I was born and raised in Aberdeen, SD and have lived in Seattle, Sacramento, Chicago and now in the greater Boston area (which I love!).  My 10 lb. rat terrier, Bella, is my world!

Hobbies: Running, travel, concerts and tinkering with the latest technology.
Favorite Dragon 12 Feature: Interactive Tutorial.
What I’m most looking forward to in the chat: Getting insight from our customers and the opportunity to answer questions.

So how can you participate?

Go here and log in with your Facebook or Twitter account, or…

  • On the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Facebook page
  • Use the hashtag #Dragon12chat during the chat and our panel will see your questions
  • Use your iPhone or Android to view the chat – our chat software will automatically detect the type of smartphone you’re using

We hope to see you all there!

What do you want to talk about in our chat? Tell us here!

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Have you heard the news? This morning, Nuance unveiled the newest addition to the Dragon speech recognition family of desktop products, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12!

With over 100 new features and enhancements, Dragon 12 is the best yet, boasting a 20 percent improvement to out-of-the-box accuracy compared to version 11, faster performance, support for Web mail, and much more. All of it adds up to a faster, better, and more personalized Dragon experience for you.

Check out some of the hottest new features in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12:

  • Accuracy: Dragon 12 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to Dragon 11. This means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster than ever.  And when you do need to make a correction, Dragon learns, making it more accurate the more that you use it.
  • Gmail & Hotmail: Dragon 12 enhances the experience of using your voice with two of the most popular web-based email applications — Gmail and Hotmail — offering Full Text Control and commands for the most frequent actions in Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 12 or higher, and Chrome 16 or higher. (Bonus: watch Peter demo this feature in the Ask the Dictator video below!)
  • Smart Format Rules: Dragon now reaches out to you to adapt upon detecting your format corrections – abbreviations, numbers, and more — so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time. Dragon’s truly an extension of yourself, and the way you communicate.
  • Dragon Remote Mic App for Android: Dragon 12 lets you go wireless with an iOS or Android device and the free Dragon Remote Microphone App. Turn your compatible iPhone, iPod touch (4th gen), iPad or Android device into a wireless microphone for use with Dragon over a WiFi network. And it’s easier than ever to get started – simply use the camera on your device to scan the barcode that Dragon 12 provides on-screen. (Now available in Dragon Home Edition).
  • Wideband Bluetooth Support: Dragon 12 adds support for wideband Bluetooth wireless headset microphones, and you can get up and running quickly. When it detects that the USB dongle of a certified microphone is plugged into the PC, Dragon 12 offers “Enhanced Bluetooth” as an audio source type and does not require a script reading to get started. (Available in Premium Edition and above).
  • Interactive Tutorial: Proposed at the end of profile creation and available any time from the Help menu, the Interactive Tutorial in Dragon 12 offers short progressive simulations to help you practice good dictation, correction and editing habits so that you can create text efficiently within just a few minutes. Even experienced Dragon users can benefit from the Interactive Tutorial.

See what Peter “The Dictator” Mahoney has to say about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 and watch him demo some of his favorite new features in this special edition of “Ask the Dictator:”

To learn even more about Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 and its other exciting features like enhanced text-to-speech and new voice commands, go here and watch our “What’s New” and “Dragon in Action” videos. And if you haven’t joined the Dragon community yet, it’s time to get social by joining us on the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Facebook page. Our Dragon community is a great place to share ideas, get tips, and learn more about Dragon.

We’re excited about Dragon 12, and we hope you will be too!

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