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

During acoustic training, Dragon learns how you sound when you dictate, therefore you should aim to use the same tone, pace and volume you are likely to use day-to-day. This will help Dragon recognize your future dictations most accurately.  Saying punctuation isn’t required during this reading, but it’s a good idea to say at least the periods, to get into the habit.

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

By default, Dragon applies its automatic formatting rules for things like numbers, dates, and website URLs. For example, if you need to dictate sequences of 7, 10, or 11 digits and do not want them formatted as phone numbers, one trick is to say “numeral” just before. (see pgs. 38-39 of the user workbook for more info)

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

Dragon’s built-in voice commands are great, but you can be even more productive by creating your own custom commands. Just say, “add new command” and give your command memorable and unique name to get started. For detailed steps on how to create custom commands, see pgs. 78-80 in the workbook. (note: custom commands are only available in higher version of Dragon)

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

We all lead busy lives, and thankfully Dragon has ways to help us manage those different roles we take on every day. Say you love to keep in touch with your family over emails but in your spare time you enjoy cooking – your words could be a quite a bit different in these two scenarios. As a solution, the Dragon Professional, Medical, and Legal editions allow you to create multiple vocabularies and use them accordingly. (to learn more please see the workbook on pgs. 87-88)

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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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac:

Want to use your new iPhone or another device to transcribe with Dragon? Instead of creating a new user profile, all you have to do is add another audio input device to your existing profile. Just click the + sign under your audio sources in your appropriate profile. To learn more about this tip, see pgs. 7-8 in the user workbook.

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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Here’s a quick Thursday tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac:

Did you know it’s actually not that hard to “train your dragon”? If you want Dragon to learn from a specific document, just open it, select the text you want analyzed and say “train vocabulary from selection.” (see pgs. 33-35 in the workbook for more info)

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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