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Title:
The Dragon NaturallySpeaking guide : speech recognition made fast and simple
Author:
Newman, Dan (Dan G.)
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Waveside Pub., [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Dragon Systems certified"--Cover.

"Covers version 5 -- Cover.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780967038988
Format :
Book

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With important updated information on Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 4, this book gets users up-to-date with the newest release of the most popular speech recognition software program on the market. This guide to computing through speech explains the essentials of Dragon NaturallySpeaking software, how it works, and techniques to utilize its advantages. Included are specific techniques for making the leap from typing to speaking that will maximize users productivity. This resource, which is used by Dragon's own technical support department, includes reference tables, troubleshooting tips, and a list of resources for computing by voice.


Table of Contents

1. Speech Recognition--The Next Revolutionp. 1
Why Work by Voice?p. 2
Dictation Is Fast and Naturalp. 2
Typing Can Hurtp. 2
About This Bookp. 3
Why Read This Book?p. 3
Versions Coveredp. 4
Assumptionsp. 4
Where to Startp. 4
What's New in Version 5p. 5
System Requirementsp. 6
Minimum for Acceptable Performancep. 6
Best Systemp. 6
Sound Cardsp. 7
Microphonesp. 8
2. Getting Startedp. 11
Plug in the Microphone and Speakersp. 11
Microphonep. 11
Speakersp. 12
Install NaturallySpeaking Softwarep. 12
Position the Microphonep. 14
Audio Setupp. 15
New User Enrollmentp. 17
Enrollment Problems and Solutionsp. 19
3. The Basicsp. 21
The DragonBar and DragonPadp. 21
Dictating Your First Sentencep. 22
Key Tips for Dictatingp. 24
Turning the Microphone On and Offp. 24
Sleeping and Waking Upp. 25
Printing, Saving, and Movingp. 25
Printingp. 25
Savingp. 26
Moving Text to Another Applicationp. 26
Dictating Into Other Programsp. 27
Learning and Getting Helpp. 27
Tutorialp. 27
On-Screen Helpp. 28
"What Can I Say?"p. 28
4. What's on the Screenp. 29
DragonPadp. 29
Format Barp. 30
Toolbarp. 30
The DragonBarp. 31
Extras Toolbarp. 32
The Mic in the Taskbarp. 33
Results Boxp. 34
5. Correcting Errorsp. 35
Two Kinds of Mistakesp. 35
Misspokenp. 36
Misrecognizedp. 36
When Can You Teach the Computer?p. 36
Simple Corrections: Select and Redictatep. 37
Quick Correctp. 38
The Selection Commandsp. 38
How NaturallySpeaking Searchesp. 39
Tips on Selectingp. 39
Teaching the Computerp. 39
I Said It Again, But It Still Comes Out Wrongp. 39
Important Details, Options, and Alternate Methodsp. 41
Spelling in the Correction Windowp. 42
Uppercase Lettersp. 42
Punctuationp. 43
Special Charactersp. 43
Start to Spell Earlyp. 44
Recommendationsp. 44
Voice Commands in the Correction Windowp. 44
Keyboard Shortcuts in the Correction Windowp. 45
Accuracy Is Keyp. 45
Teaching NaturallySpeaking a New Wordp. 46
So Many Options! Which Is Best?p. 46
If You Can Typep. 46
If You Can't Typep. 47
To Correct or Not To Correct?p. 48
6. Editing and Formattingp. 51
Select and Dictatep. 52
Selecting by Voicep. 52
Selecting by Mousep. 53
Keyboard Editing Shortcutsp. 54
More Editing Commandsp. 55
"Resume With" Commandp. 56
What Is "That"?p. 57
Formattingp. 57
Bold, Italics, and Underlinep. 57
Fontsp. 57
Uppercase, Lowercase, and Titlesp. 58
Left, Right, Center, and Bulletsp. 59
Hyphenation and Removing Spacesp. 59
Spelling Out Numbersp. 59
When Is Each Command Available?p. 60
Recommendations for Commandsp. 60
7. Web Surfing and Wordp. 63
Surfing the Webp. 64
Quick Reference: Surfing by Voicep. 64
Links and Buttonsp. 65
Imagesp. 66
Favoritesp. 67
Entering a Web Addressp. 68
Browser Commandsp. 68
Check Boxes and Radio Buttonsp. 68
Text Boxesp. 68
Drop-Down Listsp. 69
Scrollingp. 69
Framesp. 69
Tips on Browsing the Web by Voicep. 69
Microsoft Wordp. 70
Copying, Moving, Cutting, Pasting, and Deletingp. 71
Spelling, Grammar, and Printingp. 71
Tablesp. 71
Formattingp. 71
Making Natural Language Commands Practicalp. 72
For Best Performancep. 72
Troubleshootingp. 73
8. Numbers, Punctuation, and Capitalizationp. 75
Numbersp. 75
Numbersp. 75
Datesp. 77
Timesp. 77
Phone Numbersp. 77
Fractionsp. 78
Roman Numeralsp. 79
Numbers Modep. 79
Punctuationp. 80
Possessivesp. 81
Adding Spaces and Removing Spacesp. 81
Hyphenated Wordsp. 82
E-mail and Web Addressesp. 82
Special Charactersp. 83
Capitalizationp. 83
To Modify the Next Wordp. 84
To Modify Several Wordsp. 84
To Modify Text After It's Been Typedp. 85
9. Hands-Free Computingp. 87
The Most Useful Voice Commandsp. 88
Choosing Menu Commandsp. 88
Pressing Buttonsp. 89
Other Controlsp. 89
Controlling Windows and Applicationsp. 90
Pressing Keys by Voicep. 91
Lettersp. 91
Punctuationp. 92
Modifiersp. 92
Activating Commands by Saying Key Namesp. 93
Menusp. 93
Dialog Boxesp. 93
Arrow Keysp. 94
Using Online Help by Voicep. 94
Mouse by Voicep. 95
Clicks and Dragsp. 95
Mouse Movementsp. 95
MouseGridp. 95
Hands-Free Tipsp. 96
10. Automate Your Workp. 99
Which to Use--Shortcut or Custom Command?p. 101
Creating Vocabulary Shortcutsp. 101
Bad Names and Good Namesp. 101
Making a New Vocabulary Shortcutp. 102
Changing Vocabulary Shortcutsp. 105
Vocabulary Shortcut Ideasp. 105
Creating Dictation Shortcutsp. 107
Making a New Dictation Shortcutp. 107
Changing Dictation Shortcutsp. 108
Dictation Shortcut Ideasp. 109
Filling in Forms by Voicep. 110
11. Custom Commandsp. 111
Creating Custom Commandsp. 112
Tutorial: A Custom Command That Types Textp. 113
Tutorial: Executing an Application Commandp. 117
Custom Command Key Codesp. 121
The Most Useful Key Codesp. 121
Other Codesp. 121
Modifier Keysp. 122
Save, Train, and Testp. 122
Changing a Custom Commandp. 124
Sending Keystrokesp. 125
Windows Keyboard Shortcutsp. 126
Step-by-Step: Creating a Keystroke Commandp. 127
Script Commandsp. 128
Tutorial: Creating a Script Commandp. 129
Selected Script Commandsp. 130
Using Listsp. 132
Importing and Deleting Commandsp. 135
Custom Command Ideasp. 136
Text Command Ideasp. 136
More Command Ideasp. 137
12. Workflowp. 139
Dictate First, Correct Laterp. 139
Listening to Your Recorded Voicep. 140
Problems with Recorded Speech Playbackp. 141
If Playback Is Unavailablep. 142
Step-by-Step: Correcting Your Dictationp. 144
If You Can Typep. 144
If You Can't Type (or Don't Want To)p. 145
Proofing with a Recorderp. 146
Working with an Assistantp. 147
Workflow Outlinesp. 148
Dictating into a Recorderp. 149
Dictating at the Computerp. 150
Many Dictators with One Proofreaderp. 151
Transcribing Interviews by "Shadowing"p. 152
The Mechanical Voicep. 153
13. Speaking and Dictatingp. 155
How to Speak to NaturallySpeakingp. 156
Speak Clearlyp. 156
Pronounce Each Wordp. 156
Pause If You Likep. 157
Give It Contextp. 157
Leave Out the Fillersp. 158
Speak with Inflectionp. 158
Breathep. 158
Close Your Eyesp. 158
Be Alertp. 159
Relaxp. 159
Composingp. 161
Start by Readingp. 161
Easy and Chattyp. 161
Complex Writingp. 162
Dictation Tipsp. 162
Plan: Learning to Dictatep. 163
14. Improving Performancep. 165
The Speech Recognition Idealp. 166
Speak Clearlyp. 167
Retrainp. 167
Keep the Microphone in the Same Positionp. 168
Use a Good Microphonep. 168
Use a Good Sound Cardp. 169
Sound System Recommendationsp. 169
Contextp. 170
Processor Speed, Memory, and Disk Spacep. 170
Improving Speedp. 171
Background Noisep. 171
Electrical Interferencep. 172
NaturallySpeaking with Other Softwarep. 172
Better Accuracy with a Recorderp. 173
Backing Up Speech Filesp. 174
A Suggested Backup Systemp. 175
Preparationp. 175
Each Weekp. 175
For More Securityp. 176
Improving NaturallySpeaking's Vocabularyp. 176
Prepare Documents for Processingp. 177
Add Words from Documentp. 177
Using the Vocabulary Builderp. 180
Choose New Words to Addp. 182
Adding a List of Wordsp. 185
Multiple Vocabulariesp. 186
Training Words and Commandsp. 187
Words and Phrasesp. 187
Shortcutsp. 188
Dictation Commands and Punctuationp. 188
Other Commandsp. 189
When Training Doesn't Fix the Problemp. 190
15. Healthy Computingp. 191
Equipmentp. 191
Chairsp. 192
Keyboardsp. 192
Mice and Other Pointing Devicesp. 192
Ergonomics and Posturep. 193
Problems and Solutionsp. 194
Maintaining Good Vocal Healthp. 195
Speak Normally, with These Guidelinesp. 195
Ease and Comfortp. 195
Taking Care of Yourselfp. 196
Your Vocal Foldsp. 196
16. Using the Dragon NaturallyMobile Recorderp. 199
How Naturally Speaking Hears a Recordingp. 200
Recorder Setupp. 200
Enrollmentp. 202
Speaking to a Recorderp. 203
Transcribing a Recordingp. 204
Using the Recorder as a Handheld Microphonep. 205
Dragon On-Screen Recorderp. 205
17. Using Other Recordersp. 207
How NaturallySpeaking Hears a Recordingp. 207
Two Types of Sound Recordingp. 208
Which Recorder Should I Use?p. 209
Recorder Setupp. 209
Transferring Sound Digitallyp. 209
Transferring Sound Through the Sound Cardp. 213
Speaking to a Recorderp. 216
Transcribing a Recordingp. 217
Advanced Settingsp. 219
The Dragon On-Screen Recorderp. 219
18. Customizing NaturallySpeakingp. 221
The Options Dialog Boxp. 221
Correction Optionsp. 222
Startup/Shutdown Optionsp. 223
View Optionsp. 225
Hotkey Optionsp. 225
Text-to-Speech Optionsp. 228
Miscellaneous Optionsp. 229
Formatting Optionsp. 231
19. How It Worksp. 233
Many Sources of Knowledgep. 233
How NaturallySpeaking Worksp. 234
The Sound of Your Voicep. 234
Words That Go Togetherp. 236
Why Are NaturallySpeaking's Mistakes So Funny?p. 237
Real-Life Bloopersp. 237
Send Us Yoursp. 238
20. Resourcesp. 239
NaturallySpeaking Accessoriesp. 239
Microphonesp. 240
Recordersp. 242
The Shortcut Guide On-Screen Referencep. 243
Vocabulariesp. 243
Macros and Morep. 244
Medical Dictation Softwarep. 244
NaturallySpeaking Upgradesp. 244
DragonDictatep. 245
JAWS Screen Reader Toolp. 245
Pointing Devicesp. 245
Where to Buyp. 246
Your Local Resellerp. 246
SayICan.comp. 246
NaturallySpeaking and Speech Recognitionp. 247
Dragon Systemsp. 247
The Unofficial NaturallySpeaking Sitep. 247
"Let's Talk" Newsletterp. 248
Forumsp. 248
For Programmersp. 248
Computing Out Loudp. 248
"Fired from the Mouth of My Pet Dragon"p. 249
Speech Recognition Linksp. 249
Repetitive Strain Injury and Disability Informationp. 249
TIFAQ.comp. 249
RSI Networkp. 249
Living with RSIp. 250
Sorehand Discussion Groupp. 250
Association for Repetitive Motion Syndromes (ARMS)p. 250
Center for Accessible Technologyp. 250
Speaking to Writep. 251
Liberated Learning Projectp. 251
Closing the Gapp. 251
Living and Having RSIp. 251
Your Local RSI Support Groupp. 251
21. Troubleshootingp. 253
Testing Your Sound Systemp. 254
Automatic Testingp. 255
Advanced Testingp. 255
Testing by Earp. 257
The Goalp. 261
Fixing Sound Problemsp. 261
Disabling Voice Modem Driversp. 262
Software Conflictsp. 263
Determining What Programs Run in the Backgroundp. 264
Preventing Background Programs from Loadingp. 266
Problems and Solutionsp. 266
No Response when Dictatingp. 266
Word and WordPerfectp. 267
Internet Explorerp. 267
Commandsp. 267
Very Low Accuracyp. 268
Added Wordsp. 269
Slow Performancep. 269
Recorded Speech Playbackp. 270
Custom Command Troubleshootingp. 270
Global Custom Commandsp. 271
Application-Specific Custom Commandsp. 273
Indexp. 277

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