Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies

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Master the latest version of Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking

This new edition of Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies has been updated to cover all the newest updates to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 13, giving readers plain-English access to the technology that ignites new levels of productivity. It enables people to interact with and command their laptop or PC, cruise through email, update Facebook, surf the web, and create reports just by speaking! Inside, you'll find ...

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies

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Overview

Master the latest version of Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking

This new edition of Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies has been updated to cover all the newest updates to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 13, giving readers plain-English access to the technology that ignites new levels of productivity. It enables people to interact with and command their laptop or PC, cruise through email, update Facebook, surf the web, and create reports just by speaking! Inside, you'll find everything you need to get started with this advanced voice recognition software right away.

Touted as being three times faster than typing, Dragon NaturallySpeaking software boasts 99% speech accuracy out of the box. Plus, although it is primarily used as voice recognition software, programmers and developers have begun using it as a programming language for app development because the voice recognition makes use of custom tools that can be used to automate programming tasks. It's making waves in the tech world—and you can get in on the action with this hands-on, friendly guide.

  • Includes the most up-to-date information on the latest version of the software
  • Shows you how to launch your Dragon software
  • Includes time-and-sanity-saving tips to make your experience with Dragon NaturallySpeaking headache-free
  • Outlines common mistakes to avoid and unprecedented Dragon tricks

If you're a new or inexperienced user who wants to get up to date quickly on all that Dragon NaturallySpeaking can do, this approachable, step-by-step guide has you covered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118748770
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/27/2015
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Portable Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192

Meet the Author

Stephanie Diamond is a thought leader, author, andmanagement marketing professional with more than 20 years ofexperience working with companies from small businesses tomultibillion-dollar corporations. Her online marketing company,Digital Media Works, Inc., helps businesses uncover their hiddenprofits.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7

Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect 9

Chapter 2: Installing Dragon and Starting Basic Training 21

Chapter 3: Launching and Controlling Dragon 35

Part II: Creating Documents and Spreadsheets 51

Chapter 4: Simply Dictating 53

Chapter 5: Selecting, Editing, and Correcting in DragonPad 73

Chapter 6: Basic Formatting in Text-Editing Applications 87

Chapter 7: Proofreading and Listening to Your Text 99

Chapter 8: Dictating into Other Applications 107

Chapter 9: Dipping into Word Processing 121

Chapter 10: Working with Excel 139

Chapter 11: Using Recorded Speech 147

Part III: Communicating Online 163

Chapter 12: Sending and Receiving E-Mail 165

Chapter 13: Working the Web 179

Chapter 14: Playing Media with the LifeStyle Speech Pack 189

Chapter 15: Dictating the Mobile Way 199

Part IV: Controlling Windows 217

Chapter 16: Controlling Your Desktop and Windows by Voice 219

Part V: Working Smarter 239

Chapter 17: Speaking More Clearly 241

Chapter 18: Additional Training for Accuracy 247

Chapter 19: Improving Audio Input 267

Chapter 20: Having Multiple Computers or Users 275

Chapter 21: Creating Your Own Commands 283

Chapter 22: Getting Help from Your Desktop and Online 295

Part VI: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 23: Ten Common Problems 317

Chapter 24: Ten Time-and-Sanity-Saving Tips 325

Chapter 25: Ten Mistakes to Avoid 331

Chapter 26: Ten Stupid Dragon Tricks 337

Index 345

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