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Most people speak over 120 words per minute but type less than 40 words per minute. What if you could create email, documents and spreadsheets simply by speaking? What if you could control your PC just by talking to it, starting programs, using menus, surfing the Web?
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 Bluetooth microphone for the same great dictation results without the wires.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking works with the most commonly used desktop applications, including Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, AOL and more! Just about anything you do now by typing can be done faster using your voice. Create and edit documents or emails. Open and close applications. Control your mouse and entire desktop.
The biggest reason more people worldwide rely on Dragon NaturallySpeaking: it works. With more than 175 awards for accuracy and ease of use, it’s the undisputed leader in speech recognition software. If you want to get more done, more quickly, just say the word and Dragon NaturallySpeaking will transform your productivity.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking is faster and more accurate than ever, delivering up to 20% more accurate results than Version 9. Your transcribed words now appear on the screen in half the time it took in the past. With new Dragon Voice Shortcuts, you can search the Web for information, products, news and more with a single voice command. Updated graphical icons for the DragonBar are intuitive and easy to see. New Quick Voice Formatting makes it easier to format, delete, and copy words and passages with a single command.
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for Web Search
Dragon Voice Shortcuts make searching the Web faster and easier. Just say commands containing your desired search words, such as “Search the Web for financial management resources” or “Search maps for Italian restaurants in Burlington 01803,” and Dragon 10 will use the default search engine and Web browser to enter your dictated term(s) in the search field and return the results. Thanks to Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” search, you can also get the top-ranked site directly, by saying, “Find a site about motorcycles.” You may also search specific sites directly for videos, images, news, articles and products using commands such as “Search Wikipedia for George Washington Carver,” or “Search eBay for Bluetooth headsets.” Sites supported by Dragon Voice Shortcuts include Google, Yahoo, eBay, Wikipedia, YouTube, about.com, and more.
Dragon Voice Shortcuts for Desktop Search
Dragon 10 introduces commands to search your computer as directly as the Web, by dictating the word(s) to find in documents, emails and Web-browsing history. For example, you can say, “Search computer for launch plans” and Dragon will complete the search using Google Desktop or Windows Vista desktop search. In addition, commands such as “Find an email about the Robinson report” directly open the top email containing the dictated keywords. Searching your computer has never been faster — or easier.
Quick Voice Formatting (“Delete | Copy | Bold | Underline | Italicize”
Rather than selecting the relevant word(s) or passage and commanding what to do with that text (e.g., “Select very, [pause] Bold that”), you can now directly name the desired text with the desired action in a single voice command, such as “Bold very.” Just like in the familiar “Select ” commands, you can even designate a whole passage by quoting its first and last word(s).
New UI Look and Feel
Dragon 10 introduces new graphical icons to enhance the DragonBar user interface, including a larger microphone icon, making the product easier to use.
More Flexible Enrollment for younger speakers and users with certain speech challenges
Reading an acoustic training text efficiently teaches one’s voice to the software, and Dragon 10 offers an easier way to do it: print or view the entire text and record it at your own pace - without needing to satisfy the validation done by the software in the original prompt screens. By making it easier to train the product to one’s voice, Dragon 10 improves the experience for younger users and users with certain speech challenges.
Regional Accent Support
Following a significant data collection effort and research, Dragon 10 incorporates new acoustic models for better coverage of non-native and regional accents. Together with more powerful adaptation techniques, this will help everyone get better recognition accuracy - from the very first use.
Option to Disable Microsoft Text Services (CTFMon)
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 reduces to a simple checkbox the multi-step process of disabling alternative services that may cause conflicts, such as advanced technical services on Windows XP or handwriting features on tablet PCs.
Better control of commands vs. dictation on the Web
Dragon 10 helps ensure a comfortable experience on the Web, addressing the concern that words you mean to dictate may be interpreted as a command, even if said in isolation. Dragon 10 now provides finer options for optimal comfort on the Web whether you intend dictation or action: one can disable HTML commands and also require saying “Click” for hyperlinks separately, without disabling dictation support. In addition, Dragon 10 replaces some existing single-word HTML commands with multiple-word equivalents, to avoid confusion with those single words meant as dictation:
Auto Configuration for Optimal Performance Based on System Profile
During installation, Dragon 10 automatically analyzes your PC’s resources and changes default settings as needed to increase speed; this may include moving the Speed vs. Accuracy slider towards speed and disabling the Natural Language commands in some applications. The users can later change these options if they wish. In addition, DNS10 gives finer control over the support for Natural Language commands, which means users can gain speed if they only use Natural Language commands in some applications. One can disable these large sets of flexible command wordings separately for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Corel WordPerfect.
Formatting and Word Properties Interface Enhancements
Dragon 10 gives easier and finer control over the form, spacing and capitalization of items written in various contexts (e.g., inserting a space before or after, capitalizing the next word, or using alternate forms like “Fig.” instead of “figure” before numerals.) For instance, if you want all numbers between zero and ten to be written as numerals, you can now simply set this with just one check on the Formatting dialog.
Embedded Data Collection Tool
A New User Wizard screen invites users to participate in a program designed to collect data to improve the overall accuracy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. The option is off by default.
Natural Commands for Mozilla Firefox
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 makes it easier than ever to use speech recognition with Mozilla Firefox, the award-winning Web browser used by tens of millions of people worldwide: you can now benefit from Natural Language commands, and the ability to activate a hyperlink by just saying part of its name.
Up to 99% Accurate and Three Times Faster than Typing
Most people speak over 120 words per minute, but type less than 40 words a minute. That means you can create documents and emails about three times faster with Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Dragon never makes a spelling mistake, and it actually gets smarter the more you use it!
Easy to Use
Dragon NaturallySpeaking installs quickly and requires no special script reading. New on-screen help and tutorials will make you an expert user in no time.
Use with Many Windows Programs
Use your voice to dictate, edit and control applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and AOL.
Everything You Need to Go Wireless - Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred Wireless includes everything you need to control your computer wirelessly. You’ll get the same great dictation results - without the wires.
This special edition of Dragon includes a Plantronics Calisto headset with Bluetooth USB adapter kit in the box:
- Universal and highly comfortable design, adjustable to left or right ear
- Up to 33 feet (10 m) range
- Up to 8 hours talk time
- Includes USB Bluetooth adapter for plug-and-play PC connectivity
- Includes convenient USB headset charging cable
- Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Preferred Speech Recognition Software
- Plantronics Calisto headset with Bluetooth USB adapter kit
- User's Guide
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- Windows Server 2000
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows XP SP2 or higher, 32-bit
- Windows 2000 SP4 or higher
- Windows Vista or Windows Vista SP1, 32-bit and 64-bit
- Intel Pentium 4 or later or AMD Athlon 64 1 GHz or later processor (SSE2 instruction set required)
- 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM for Windows Vista)
- 1 GB free Hard Disk space (2 GB for localized non-English versions)
- 512 KB L2 Cache
- DVD-ROM drive (required for installation)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher (free download available at www.microsoft.com)
- Nuance-approved noise-canceling headset microphone (included, except for upgrades), Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording
- For details on Bluetooth microphones, Tablet PCs and other hardware, please go to support.nuance.com/compatibility/
- A Web connection is required for activation
During the install process the software checks to make sure your system meets these minimum requirements. If you do not meet the requirements, the software will not be installed.
* This edition of Dragon does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.
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