Dragon Naturally Speaking For Dummies

Dragon Naturally Speaking For Dummies

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By (author) Stephanie Diamond

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 236mm x 25mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 20 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118671252
  • ISBN 13: 9781118671252
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 306,601

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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!

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Stephanie Diamond is the founder of Digital Media Works, Inc., an online marketing company that helps business owners discover hidden profits. She has worked with both small businesses and multibillion-dollar corporations, and is coauthor of Social Media Marketing For Dummies , 2nd Edition .

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Learn to: Save time and increase productivity with speech recognition softwareUse Dragon to send an e-mail or browse the webUpdate your Facebook page using only your voiceCreate reports, take notes, and control your PC verballyLearn the language of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and control your computer with your voiceCommand your computer without using the keyboard! Here are the secrets to launching, training, and using Dragon NaturallySpeaking. This amazing voice recognition software lets you dictate documents to your Windows PC, tell Internet Explorer where you want to go on the web, verbally answer e-mail, and even manage your mobile device hands-free!Getting started -- install NaturallySpeaking, understand how it works, and be sure you have the correct versionTraining your Dragon -- teach it to recognize your voice, vocabulary, and writing styleCreate documents and spreadsheets -- see how to use the basic dictation, editing, and formatting features in a variety of applicationsThe proof is in the playback -- learn ways to proofread your documents by playing back your dictationVoice communication, Dragon style -- verbally click browser links, use Outlook to read and answer mail, and post on social networksGadgets and gizmos -- explore apps and add-ons that enhance your media experience through NaturallySpeakingTalking on the go -- find out how to speak Dragon to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, BlackBerry, or Android device"Open the book and find: What Dragon NaturallySpeaking can and can't do for youWhy you must personally train your softwareHow to customize its vocabularyWhat the DragonPad is forSteps for verbally controlling WindowsSecrets of working smarterHelp fine-tuning your speech for added accuracyTen time-and-sanity-saving tips

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