With important updated information on Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 5, users get up to speed with the newest release of the most popular speech recognition software program on the market. This guide to computing through speech explains the essentials of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, how it works, and tips to take advantage of its most powerful features. Included are specific techniques for making the leap from typing to speaking that will maximize users' productivity. This resource, which is used by Dragon's own technical support department, includes reference tables, troubleshooting tips, and a list of resources for computing by voice.
Author Biography: Dan Newman is president of Say I Can, Inc., a speech software consulting firm, and the author of Talk to Your Computer: Speech Recognition Made Easy. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Guide: Speech Recognition Made Fast and Simple based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a really helpful book. I would prefer to read Dan Newman's book than all the technical stuff in the Dragon manual, because it is so much more user-friendly. I have been using Dragon NaturallySpeaking since it came out in 1995. There is so much to know, and so much you can forget!!! By reading this book, I am remembering some very useful tips, and learning some new ones. I would recommend this book to anyone using NaturallySpeaking.
I've been using the program for a year, and was working on my own book on this subject. Then I saw that I'd been beaten to the market. When I bought and read this book, I gave up on my own project, because this is an excellent manual. It contains a lot of insider information which is not found in the software's instruction booklets. The tips he gives for improving recognition accuracy are helpful. Another excellent part is the chapter on work flow. If you actually want to produce work with Dragon, you need help like this.