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Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Dragon NaturallySpeaking For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Stephanie Diamond

ISBN: 978-1-118-67125-2

May 2013

384 pages


Learn to speak Dragon with For Dummies!

Fully updated for the latest speech recognition tools and features, this bestselling guide helps you conquer Dragon NaturallySpeaking and gets you started creating documents, sending e-mail, searching the web, and more using only your voice. You?ll learn Dragon basics like dictation, formatting, and proofreading before moving on to more advanced options including posting to social media sites, developing custom commands, troubleshooting, and improving communication with Dragon.

  • Explains the ins and outs of voice-recognition software and the wealth of possibilities available in Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Discusses how Dragon NaturallySpeaking allows you to interact with and command you PC, cruise through e-mail, update Facebook, surf the web, and create reports just by speaking
  • Shows you how to increase your productivity at work and stay organized on the go with Dragon NaturallySpeaking
  • Reveals time-saving tips, mistakes to avoid, and the most common issues you may encounter when getting started with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Stop "dragon" your feet and get started with Dragon Naturally Speaking For Dummies, 3rd Edition today!

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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