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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 10.0, Education Version (PC DVD)
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- Strictly for academic purposes only, by valid students, faculty and staff of recognised educational institutions
- Create documents, reports and emails three times faster than most people type
- Most accurate version ever, delivering up to 99% accuracy with no spelling errors
- Control menus and dialog boxes by voice, play back your dictation for easier correction/proofing
- New Dragon Voice Shortcuts collapse common tasks into simple voice commands
- Create custom commands to insert blocks of texts or bitmaps-with a single voice command
- Dictate into handheld devices when you're away from your PC, automatically transcribe documents later
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred gives small business and advanced PC users the power to create documents, reports and emails three times faster than most people type - with up to 99% accuracy. Surf the Web by voice or dictate and edit in Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel WordPerfect, and most other Windows-based applications. Create voice commands to quickly insert blocks of texts or images - such as your name, title, and signature. Dictate into a handheld device when you're away from your PC, or use a
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I write a lot of policy documents as part of my job and I must admit that this software when I am producing large documents is really useful. It worked straight out of the box and once I had perfected my pronunciation, I reckon that I get around 98% accuracy, which for this type of software is about the average I believe.
The software itself is simple to set up and configure, although it is time consuming if you wish to customise the formatting settings: but worth it in the long run if you are working to templates in any way. I would advise anyone considering installing this software the THEY MUST HAVE ADMINISTRATOR RIGHTS on the computer you are installing it on or it will not work.
I found the training programme good and it does improve the recognition accuracy quite considerably, particularly as the intuative software can be trained to adapt to you speaking style.
So how good is it and why have I not given it tars (well I am dictating this now and as you car see the S was missing out of stars). It works well with Outlook, Word and I believe Excel, but I like to use my hands and type in Excel. I haven't used it in the other supported softward, but it does work fine in the two main products that I work with.
I must admit that when I first trialled similar software 10 years ago if was nowhere near as good as this, but the same challenges remain as then, that of recognition.
Is it worth the cash? I would suggest yes, particularly if you want to copy large amounts of text from a text book or similar and it would have been really useful for me when I was producing the various reports, studies and dissertainon for my degree.
Problem words synergise, synergy, necessary, necessitate etc all dictate accurately (a few chosen at random). It does have some problems mainly due to my dition.
If you want something like this, it does work but check what you dictate before you press send.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 is most successful when used for dictation. It's a strange experience speaking aloud and having the words appear on the screen, but it's something I can see myself using a lot in the future. I had no problems setting up and configuring the software, although I imagine it will take more time and effort if you want to get the most out of the package. Recommended.
I have been using the programme with Microsoft Office and after a bit of training it about 95% there. Ok it does take a while to get used to instructions but once you have master the controls, then this programme flys. You do need to work at the programme and to begin with there were a few problems with pronounciation and spelling, especially "e" but once resolved, I would say that I now have to think twice before dictating letters into my digital recorder rather then this software.
If I had to advise on one aspect of the software I don't like and that its for PC's only. I use both Pcs and Macs and since I use my MacBook for work occassionally it means I need to limit use of that computer if I do need to write emails or letters.
All in all however, this is the best version on the market and the price is realistic.
Installation was not as easy as I had hoped it took me a while to setup the microphone volume once that was done everything was easy to install.
I use Windows Vista business edition and Dragon is fully compatible.
It is not 100% accurate if you speak reasonably slowly it is about 90% accurate, you can always override with the keyboard if you wish.
It appears to be compatible with just about everything, it works with my windows mail, Microsoft works, and what did amaze me it also worked with eBay respond to question and Turbo Lister.
I was asked to transcribe some work for a charity which was over 5000 words, I used this, it saved loads of time, I suffer a little from RSI so no pain either.
A bit of a grumble the headset is not the most comfortable but could always be replaced with a more suitable headset if it was to be used for a prolonged length of time.
Do I recommend, absolutely! It works a treat, is fun to use and also a great tool.
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