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Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-08380-2
360 pages
October 2011
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Speak up and master the latest version of Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking!

Dragon NaturallySpeaking is a speech recognition program that lets users dictate into any Windows application, allowing you to access documents, write e-mails, and even update Facebook using only your voice. This new edition covers all the newest updates to Dragon NaturallySpeaking Version 11, including usability enhancements, the user interface, the digital voice recorder, time-saving voice commands, and much more.

Aimed at new and inexperienced users who want to get up to date on all that Dragon NaturallySpeaking is capable of, this beginner guide also explains how Dragon NaturallySpeaking can be used in mobile application development to add voice-recognition and productivity tools to your app.

  • Explains the basics of Dragon NaturallySpeaking as a speech recognition program that offers a wealth of possibilities
  • Walks you through formatting your documents, texts, and e-mails
  • Looks at the option of using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for application development
  • Addresses how to dictate into other applications and control your desktop and Windows by voice
  • Offers tutorial for creating your own commands and improving audio input
  • Shares time-saving tips, mistakes to avoid, and the most common issues you may encounter when getting started with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Arm yourself with a copy of this helpful guide and be prepared to breathe fire!

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Introduction 1

Part I: Installing and Understanding NaturallySpeaking 7

Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect 9

Chapter 2: Installing Dragon and 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 71

Chapter 6: Basic Formatting in Text-Editing Applications 85

Chapter 7: Proofreading and Listening to Your Text 95

Chapter 8: Dictating into Other Applications 103

Chapter 9: Dipping into Word Processing 117

Chapter 10: Working with Excel 133

Chapter 11: Using Recorded Speech 141

Part III: Communicating Online 155

Chapter 12: Sending and Receiving E-Mail157

Chapter 13: Working the Web 173

Chapter 14: Playing Media with the LifeStyle Speech Pack 183

Chapter 15: Dictating the Mobile Way 193

Part IV: Controlling Windows 211

Chapter 16: Controlling Your Desktop and Windows by Voice 213

Part V: Working Smarter 231

Chapter 17: Speaking More Clearly 233

Chapter 18: Additional Training for Accuracy 239

Chapter 19: Improving Audio Input 259

Chapter 20: Having Multiple Computers or Users 267

Chapter 21: Creating Your Own Commands 275

Chapter 22: Getting Help from Your Desktop and Online 287

Part VI: The Part of Tens 305

Chapter 23: Ten Common Problems 307

Chapter 24: Ten Time-and-Sanity-Saving Tips 315

Index 319

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Stephanie Diamond is a former marketing director for AOL and founder of Digital Media Works, Inc. With more than 20 years of marketing know-how, she is a skilled profit-builder and has developed several successful multimedia products. Stephanie is also the author of Prezi For Dummies.
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