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Good dependable, accurate program for me.,
This review is from: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12.0, English (Old Version) (DVD-ROM)
I began using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11, then upgraded to 11.5, and bought version 12. Version 11 was good and accurate, but version 12 is much faster and seems to me to be much more accurate.
The OS is Microsoft XP Professional. I generally use Dragon to answer and create emails, and in MS Word 2010. Also use it with miscellaneous other programs from time to time. It seems to work just fine for me. Takes a little while to train (less than an hour).
I would recommend this program to family and friends without hesitation. It has several different modes, and a huge array of commands. Can't tell you about technical support or how good it is, as I've never had an occasion to use it.
The new version 12, is definitely more dependable and more accurate. As confirmation of the value and ease-of-use of the product, this entire review was dictated using Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12. I have not had to do any corrections at all. The only thing I had to do, is capitalize two the words that I used, and change a to to a two. And that I did with Dragon commands.
And as a further bonus, the version 12 that I bought at this price, you have licenses for five computers.
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Initial post: Oct 23, 2012 2:04:26 PM PDT
garden girl says:
My hubby is deaf. Could I use Dragon to communicate with him if I had a laptop nearby?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2012 12:57:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 26, 2012 12:59:27 PM PDT
G. Girard says:
If you have the patience and persistence to create a user acoustic profile for your voice and make a few corrections at first, you can absolutely do this. With the right wireless microphone you could be in another room and your husband could have a laptop in front of him and he could see you talking to him. Indeed, he could answer you, assuming he can type, and use either the Microsoft built-in text-to-speech module or use the one that comes with Dragon - at least Dragon Preferred. I have owned Dragon for many years, but not he Home Edition. The Preferred Edition is specifically compatible with Bluetooth microphones, but I wouldn't recommend any.
You would need a reliable wireless microphone. That will be the most difficult problem in setting all this up. Finding the right wireless microphone. They can be expensive. But people like you tend to be highly motivated so I have no doubt if you want it, you can have it.
I dictated this 40 feet away from my kitchen to my PC in the bedroom. Naturally, there are no TVs or other ambient sound in the kitchen.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 8:45:24 AM PDT
Scornful Rose says:
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 8:36:40 AM PST
P. Hanham says:
Are you kidding? You do not understand the problem and your response is disrespectful. I teach college-level mathematics and have a deaf student. I wear a wireless microphone so that my speech appears as text on my deaf student's iPad with the use of Dragon software.
To garden girl: Yes, this is a workable solution. Take the advice that G. Girard has given.
To Scornful Rose: Your name says it all.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 11:13:46 AM PST
W. Mroz says:
Yes it would be useful for that. It takes a while to "train" it to your voice, but works well.
Posted on Dec 3, 2012 7:47:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 3:31:00 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12.0, English Could this work for my Mother (91) with Macular Degeneration that limits use of computer? Would she be able to read (by hearing) emails and news articles from online newspapers?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2012 9:49:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 9, 2012 10:21:49 AM PST
G.Girad~ Since you made the statement twice about getting right microphone & you have used this software before,wish you would have left brand name of microphone you use or 1's you know of that work with Dragon.My husband and I are both full-time students,we don't have the money to keep buying microphone's,until we can find the right one.If anyone can answer this question for me, would you please reply to my post.You will be helping out 2 financially challenged,full-time college students.Thanks
Posted on Dec 23, 2012 7:55:08 AM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 6:09:49 AM PST
GRANDMA ROCKS! says:
I am profoundly deaf and I can speak fluent English, Hebrew (traditional and Yiddish), Spanish (multi-dialects), British English, German, Hawaiian, Cherokee, Chicaksaw, Southern (multi-dialects), Canadian French (not French), and many more - does someone have a critical issue with hearing impaired and deaf people speaking verbally? I'm now a Retired Professor / Fed; the only issue there was people always forgot one thing ... I was DEAF and they're yapping behind me - as Homer Simpson would say "D'oh!"
Posted on Jan 22, 2013 7:31:54 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I am getting ready to do my dissertation as a mixed design. Would Dragon, at any version, meet the need to record in text the interviews for qualitative research? I plan to select 5 volunteers (random) from the larger pool for the quantitative stud, and need voice recognition for transcription. Thank you for any suggestions.