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Posted November 7, 2012 at 9:36 am, by Dragon Desktop
On this week’s episode of Ask the Dictator, we’re sharing one of our *fan favorites* from the archives – Using Automator to Clean Up Your Mac Desktop! Check it out here: Ask the Dictator – Cleaning Up Your Desktop If you have a topic that you’d like to suggest for a future episode, let us know right here in the comments, or better yet, go to our Ask the Dictator page here and submit your suggestion!
Posted November 6, 2012 at 9:23 am, by Dragon Desktop
Here’s a quick Tuesday Tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 for the PC: You can take advantage of Dragon’s option to automatically insert commas and periods as you dictate—see Auto-Formatting under the DragonBar’s Tools menu. The Help contains details about this “Natural Punctuation” option and the commands to turn it on and off. Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!
Posted November 5, 2012 at 9:02 am, by Dragon Desktop
This week we shine the spotlight on Zach Osbrach, our customer of the week! Zach, who was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 40, used Dragon NaturallySpeaking to help him realize his dream of opening a charter school for children with dyslexia. Having experienced it himself and struggling for years with his disability, Zach decided that there was a need for an alternative to the public school system where children with dyslexia didn’t necessarily always receive the specialized attention they required. That’s when he came up with the idea of opening a charter school in Florida, and that’s also where Dragon came in. He says, “All of my charter school applications, grants, and other written documentation have been dictated… read more
Posted November 1, 2012 at 10:17 am, by Dragon Desktop
Here’s a quick Thursday Tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac 3: Have a craving for some killer apple pie recipes to blow away your relatives with at Thanksgiving? (We sure do!) With Dragon’s built-in voice commands, starting your search is as easy as saying “Search Bing for apple pie recipe.” And if you need a place to keep all those new recipes, try saying “Search Google for vintage recipe box” and browse to your heart’s content. *Note: These shortcuts work no matter what application is currently open on your screen. You can also navigate to specific web sites using the Web 100 commands, such as: – “Jump to CNN” – “Jump to eBay” – “Jump to Motley Fool”… read more
Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm, by Dragon Desktop
The most powerful version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 Legal is here! Version 12 delivers increased accuracy and enhancements designed to help legal professionals boost productivity, streamline transcription and reduce costs – all with the power of voice. The new and improved Dragon Legal features the same core enhancements found in the recently released Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 – including the ability to create and annotate documents and control a PC with your voice – but with capabilities specifically designed to meet the needs of legal professionals. Included in the newest version of Dragon Legal is a special language model to help users achieve the best possible out-of-the-box accuracy when dictating legal terms. Dragon Legal has the ability to automatically format legal… read more
Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:00 am, by Dragon Desktop
Here’s a quick Tuesday Tip for folks using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for the PC: If several windows are open on your computer, you can change which one is active and in the foreground in several ways: Say “switch to” followed immediately by the name of the desired application, folder, or document: e.g., switch to DragonPad, switch to Lotus Notes, switch to My Computer, switch to DragonBar, switch to winter projects. Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can here each week!
Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:04 am, by Dragon Desktop
This week we shine the spotlight on Nancy – our customer of the week! On June 22, 1997, Nancy Blose’s life literally turned upside down when her Jeep flipped five times and she was left with a broken neck. She recalls: “I was a 34-year-old mother of two, a wife, a sister, a daughter, now trapped in a broken body. I was dependent on others for all my daily requirements.” Then she discovered Dragon NaturallySpeaking. “I desperately wanted control of my life,” she says, “and I found it with my voice and Dragon.” Read more of Nancy’s story here (*defaults to open .pdf), and check out her winning “I Speak Dragon story” below: Two events took place in 1997 which … read more
Posted October 25, 2012 at 9:30 am, by Dragon Desktop
Here’s a quick Thursday Tip for folks using Dragon Dictate for Mac 3: Just getting started with Dragon Dictate? Take a look at our Command Cheat Sheet to help you edit and format text, navigate through documents, control your desktop, update your Facebook status and so much more! *Note: when issuing voice commands, be sure to pause before and after the full text of the command, but do not pause in the middle of the command – and do not include additional words in your command. Let us know if you have any suggestions for Dragon tips or questions that you’d like us to address here in the comments. We’ll do our best to feature as many as we can… read more