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Is Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Home enough or do I need Premium for articles?

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  1. freckletone

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    Will mainly use this for articles.. is home version good enough or do I need premium?

    Can't believe all this time I have been typing when I'm reading people are using sofware to dictate... will the home version do?

    Looks like one of the premium features is the ability to dictate while on the go?
     
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  2. Capo Dei Capi

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    Just get torrent the premium version

    https://kickass.so/nuance-dragon-naturallyspeaking-premium-v13-00-000-071-incl-keymaker-core-mumbai-tpb-t9508713.html
     
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    :biggthump Both Dragon NaturallySpeaking home and premium / education editions lets you turn your voice into text
    :biggthump Both home and premium editions let you click, move, or drag the mouse just with voice commands.
    :biggthump You can use the voice recognition software with a web browser or with word processing software (i.e Microsoft Word, OpenOffice writer, and WordPerfect)

    The following features are not available in Dragon NaturallySpeaking home. (You?ll need Dragon premium or educational versions to do the following:)

    :vollkomme Use Dragon Natural Language Commands in Excel or PowerPoint. In other words, talk to your computer to give it instructions. (You can only give commands to Microsoft Word if you have Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home edition.) I personally never give voice commands other than basic formatting (i.e. new paragraph .)
    :vollkomme Playback your speech and documents for advanced correction and editing. (I use this feature a lot)
    :vollkomme Use your user profile with more than one type of audio input device. (With Dragon NaturallySpeaking home edition, apparently you?re only allowed to use one type of audio input. With Dragon NaturallySpeaking premium, I can use my user profile with a USB headset, a Bluetooth headset, and enhanced Bluetooth headset, or a mobile dictation recording device.)
    :vollkomme If you want to use a Bluetooth wireless headset, you?ll need to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking premium. (Right now, I?m using a USB headset. The old bluetooth Calisto headset that came with Dragon 11 worked fine for me, but I?m having problems with the Dragon 12 enhanced bluetooth headset.
     
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  4. freckletone

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    Thanks! When you use the bluetooth does that mean that you are in front of the pc as you are dictating? I've heard of people saying they clean the house or walk around the house while dictating but is it typing on their Word document while doing so at the same time? So basically you just leave your pc on and it types on a doc as you walk around the house doing other things?
     
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    It works the same, its just the Bluetooth signal just sends the information to the pc wirelessly. The range is up to 300 feet with them, with speeds up to 26Mbps.
     
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    My son just helped me get the same one freckle. Works fine/no worries.

    I hope you don't mind me piggybacking here but I have a question:

    I just set this up. The frickin' thing doesn't understand half of what I say. I have a deep south accent and sound like I have a moth full of shit (according to the wife). I was worried about this. I'm using my built in laptop mic. I'm assuming I need a good mic? I also just did the training wizard where I read an old book for 5 minutes. It now says it will take up to an hour to adapt to my recorded speech. So... is there something else I can do to make this better? Really aggravated.
     
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    Ok, I'm downloading it now too... I heard it works well with your smart phone too if you have one... you can use your phone as a mic if you download the app. Available for both iphone and android. I plan on trying that first since I don't even have a mic at all..

    Oops.. the app doesnt work for me; says i have to scan a barcode! fuark

    This is the app to use your phone as a mic to record "Dragon Remote Microphone" https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-remote-microphone/id436624808?mt=8

    This is the app to record and then transcribe https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-recorder/id464776856?mt=8

    Oh noes app doesnt work for me; says i need to scan a bar code
     
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  9. gtull2

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    I just googled "dragon nuance record iphone". Brought me to the Dragon site. Clicked the link to download on IOS. Got the app. Opened it and made a recording. Didn't see anything about a barcode. Pretty sure it will work fine, but won't know for sure until tomorrow (still stuck in learning my country voice mode).
     
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    It could be the mic, I've used a laptop mic before to see if I didn't need a external one, and it was horrible when I compared it to an external one. But this was for just recording audio, not using a program such as DNS.
     
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    Did you have any problems installing it btw? I'm having all sorts of problems... first was missing a MS file.. fixed that... now a message saying it requires "elevation"... its a hot mess
     
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    No problem here. Just got the iphone recording to work too.

    On that torrent download- I know my son got it from the sane site. It was the one with the most comments (I think over 200?).
     
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    I've said it before, I think a thousand times but if you're a marketer and not using the Dragon.... well, you're just an idiot. No offense cause I use to be 1 of those idiots.

    I use a torrented version of the software but the most important thing you need, that you can't torrent, is a >>>GOOD MIC.

    Do NOT use a shitty, cheap, hi-passed headset mic or anything like that. Aim for the $30-$100 range. A nice studio type condenser mic. I WILL use headsets in the car, but I get 10xs less typos with a good condenser mic.

    The Dragon won't have to convert any colored frequencies and you'll be able to bust out articles like an animal.

    The first time you actually install Dragon and get it hooked up with a good mic you're gonna wanna kick yourself in the ass for being so late to the game. I went from doing 5-10 articles a day with a keyboard and HATING it to pumping out 50-60 articles a day with the Dragon. And you can do double that amount if go like 12+ hours straight.

    You can record articles in the car. While cooking. Cleaning the fishtank. Any monotonous task that doesn't require your full attention. Just be careful if doing it in the car. Even if your eyes are on the road you gotta keep at least 10% of your brain focused on the signs and shit so you don't crash and die. But this is common sense and goes without saying.

    Finally, keep in mind that there ARE some torrented versions that don't work well and are buggy on certain computers or operating system. First torrent I downloaded would not work on my xp but worked perfect on my windows 7. On my XP I had to find another Dragon torrent and that one worked fine. So if you have problems with the torrent try switching to another computer (if you have one) or just uninstall and find another torrent.

    -BB
     
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    Thank you for the tips BB! I will get a condenser mic tomorrow.

    I'm a horrible typer. Can't wait to get this working right.

    Dumb question- When you dictate, so you worry about commas, paragraphs, etc? Or do you just talk it out and then clean it up later on the keyboard?
     
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    Trying to get on this level if I only could install the damn thing!! Been trying to install it for 2 hours.. nothing works

    "" Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 setup requires elevation. Please run setup.exe from the installation source".



    Went on their forum .. followed all the advice.. i even changed my UAC from administrator to local; didn't work... switched back to administrator

    turned off that UAC notification thing to "none"... still doesn't work...

    It's not the copy cause Gtull could get it to work...
     
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    I used Utorrent... after you download let me know if you were able to install it and if so how... lol
     
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    What BB says here goes except don't be a cheap so and so for a few dollars and just buy it. I use ver 12.51 and pound out content like there is no tomorrow.
     
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    BTB, any advice on trying to dictate grammar with it? Do you just talk naturally then edit with keyboard later?

    I think that trying to worry about grammar when talking is going to be really hard for me, but if I need to learn it I will have to.