Dragon Professional Individual for Dummies, 5th Edition

Dragon Professional Individual for Dummies, 5th Edition

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Stop typing and get more done with Dragon Professional Individual voice recognition software Tired of typing, but afraid to take the leap into voice recognition software? No problem! Dragon Professional Individual For Dummies, 5th Edition gives you a great overview of the industry-leading speech recognition software so you can start talking instead of typing in no time at all. With this easy-to-use guide, you'll quickly find out how to use Professional Individual to open documents, write emails and notes, update your Facebook status, and much more. The book includes everything you need to get started, from launching the software and basic dictating to controlling your desktop by voice, and tips for improving accuracy. Available for both Windows and Mac, Dragon Professional Individual is the gold standard for home and professional voice recognition software. Easy to use and much more efficient than typing, the software can take your productivity to the next level.
* Get an introduction to everything you'll need to know to get started with Dragon Professional Individual voice recognition software * Find out how to access documents, write emails, and even update your Facebook status with nothing more than your voice * Includes the most updated information on the latest version of the software * Offers information for programmers and developers who want to use the software for mobile app development Dragon Professional Individual For Dummies, 5th Edition is your go-to resource to get up and running with this great voice recognition software in no time.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 235 x 16mm | 453.59g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 1119171032
  • 9781119171034
  • 304,053

About Stephanie Diamond

Stephanie Diamond is a thought leader, management marketing professional, and founder of Digital Media Works, Inc., an online marketing company that helps business owners discover the hidden profits in their businesses. She has worked with small business owners and multibillion-dollar corporations.
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"Learn to: " Save time and increase productivity with speech recognition software Use Dragon Professional Individual to send email or browse the web Update your social media using your voice only Create reports, take notes and control your device with verbal commands Stop typing, start talking! See how the Dragon can make you more productive Dragon Professional Individual is the industry-leading voice recognition software. With this book as your friendly guide, you can quickly learn to control your computer with your voice to access and create documents, update Facebook, handle email, take notes, even set up spreadsheets or browse the web. You'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner! Know what to expect -- discover what Dragon can and can't do, install the software, and explore the DragonBar and DragonPad Basic Dragon training -- learn your way around and teach Dragon to recognize your voice Talking points -- find out how to talk to Dragon so that it punctuates correctly, uses the right word, and understands acronyms and email addresses On the record -- set up Dragon to use a portable recorder so you can record your dictation, transcribe your recording, and correct your transcription Go mobile -- see how to dictate from your Apple or Android mobile device Wander the web -- talk to your browser, link from one web page to another, and pin websites to the Start menu The next step -- learn to create your own commands and get help online Open the book and find: New features in speech recognition software Tips on editing and formatting documents How to use DragonPad Ways to improve your vocal functions Reasons to use recorded speech Advice on managing email How to handle multiple users
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Dragon Professional Individual 5 Chapter 1: Knowing What to Expect7 Chapter 2: Installing Dragon and Starting Basic Training.19 Chapter 3: Launching and Controlling Dragon.33 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 Applications87 Chapter 7: Proofreading and Listening to Your Text.97 Chapter 8: Dictating into Other Applications105 Chapter 9: Dipping into Word Processing.117 Chapter 10: Working with Excel133 Chapter 11: Using Recorded Speech141 Part III: Communicating Online. 157 Chapter 12: Sending and Receiving Email.159 Chapter 13: Working the Web.171 Chapter 14: Dictating the Mobile Way.181 Part IV: Working Smarter 199 Chapter 15: Controlling Your Desktop and Windows by Voice201 Chapter 16: Speaking More Clearly221 Chapter 17: Additional Training for Accuracy227 Chapter 18: Improving Audio Input247 Chapter 19: Having Multiple Computers or Users255 Chapter 20: Creating Your Own Commands.263 Chapter 21: Getting Help from Your Desktop and Online.277 Part V: The Part of Tens 295 Chapter 22: Ten Common Problems 297 Chapter 23: Ten Time- and Sanity-Saving Tips 305 Chapter 24: Ten Mistakes to Avoid 309 Chapter 25: Ten Stupid Dragon Tricks 313 Index 321
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