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I repeatedly had difficulty in installing this product despite several calls to Nuance (they distribute the Dragon Naturally Speaking product.) They even sent me a new CD/DVD to replace the original which I had purchased through Amazon.ca. No luck. I was finally able to install the product but then it disabled my keyboard. Try as I might, I couldn't use my keyboard after having installed Naturally Speaking. I did want to use voice commands to access my computer and the internet, but I did not want to give up my keyboard in the process. Therefore, I un-installed Dragon Naturally Speaking and have put it up for sale on a local web site. I have read several other user reviews and it seems that there are numerous glitches with this product that need attention from the developers. If and when they do address these problems, I may reconsider this product as the benefits are numerous. But until then.
No matter how hard I try, the software will not recognize my voice. I have read other reviews that say you have to purchase a better quality headset but it should work with the one I have already paid for. I did call tech support who said that this software isn't very compatible with laptops and yet it is a 'home' edition. I am still trying...
After seeing the commercials on TV, I bought product. I then followed the instructions and tried to dictate something. For straight dictation. That is, to convey what is said into words and put those words in a file, the software works fairly well. However, if I tried to use commands, like CAPS, Press the Key, center, italic, etc., it failed miserably. There is definitely a specific technique to get this to work.
I have been trying on and off for in total about 10 hours to have the software follows my commands with little luck. I have gotten very simple mouse commands to work with different application. Like move mouse, stop. etc. But the application commands do not work or do not work very well with Thunderbird, or OpenOffice.
I have downloaded the 200+ page work book from nuance. I am sure once I complete all the exercises in the work book I will be productive.
The Nuance tutorial videos are misleading because the demonstrators are NOT using the microphone you get in the box. They are using other devices. Maybe the sound is cleaner. I do not know.
The TV ads are very tailored customer demos. Do not be surprised if your attempts fail seriously short what was shown on TV. Again after a "lot" of invested practice time, I am sure anyone could become productive. The question is, are you willing to invest the time.
After getting glowing recommendations for Dragon software from a number of people including my chiropractor I decided to try it. I am writing a book and thought it would make the writing easier. I was wrong. Dragon 12.0 never 'learned' the main character's name no matter what I did. Even when I spelled it letter by letter Dragon got it wrong. However, when I wanted to save quotes from other books, Dragon went very smoothly so it's not that it's having trouble with my voice. Also, it would get a word right in one paragraph and completely wrong in the next. It was very hard to compose when I had no idea what Dragon would put down so I quit using it. I went through the training and the teaching and thought I understood all the commands - apparently I did but Dragon didn't. I have a strong voice so the software should not have had trouble hearing. I enunciate clearly but Dragon still had problems. My sister, who has a very small weak voice, could not use Dragon at all. It skipped entire words for her and often asked her to repeat until she became too frustrated to use it. I was very disappointed with the software and would not recommend it to others. For me, it was a waste of time and money.
A Nuance representative called me some time ago and extolled the speed of the Dragon V. 12 . I told him that my main objection to V. 11 was its slowness in loading (I have only occassional need for dictation and would like a quick load when I want it). Although the rep did not specifically assure me that V. 12 would load faster, he led me to believe that the faster speed of the new version would translate into faster loading. In my experience it does not. Loading user files and then initializing takes as long or longer on my computer as loading a complex program such as Photoshop. In my work, I find little or no advantage of v. 12 over v.11 There appear to be some facilities that help in building recognized vocabulary - useful, I guess, for technical dictation. Installing the program originally was cumbersome and flawed. It was supposed to take the v. 11 user files and upgrade them to v.12. I tried to use this process twice - each time after 25 or so minutes of working, the program hung up. In order to use the Dragon at all, I had to delete the incomplete upgraded user files and retrain the program. DRagon is a good product (once loaded), but I found no advantage of v..12 over v.11
PROs: The price; free headset CONs: time-consuming; not very 'intuitive'
Dragon is really only good for people who need to write long papers or emails. For short work around the web it is just too time consuming to operate. It actually worked best right out of the box. As it "learns" my speech patterns it makes more and more grammatical errors. If you have it on "automatic punctuation" EVERY pause is a period - so you have to take pretty fast. Without the auto functions on you have to speak each and every thing (saying "period" "space" "tab" "comma") and half of all commands gets a box that says "Please say that again". Room background noise (radio, tv, etc) makes it run worse.
So, if you have a long report or term paper, or a long-winded email: you're good-to-go (with a bit of patience)
Short notes, quick hops, lots of hopping around the PC? Forget it - this is waaaaaaaaay too frustrating.
I purchased this software in the hope it could be used in my church to project the spoken sermons onto a screen. We have one totally deaf church member, and all she can do is read the scriptures because they are posted on the screen, but she cannot understand the message. We bought a new laptop to accommodate the program (after some time spent shopping for the right one), loading a current version of Microsof Office on it for versatility, and finally were able to make our first attempt with it Sunday, November 9th. It was a total failure. The screen was solid words and letters, merged together and making no sense. Several attempts were made without success, so the software is of no value to us.
The service I received from Amazon was, as always, prompt and impeccable, but I cannot use the product I purchased. Am I going to be able to return it?
Reviewed Nuance's web page for Dragon Naturally Speaking Home Edition 12 prior to purchase. One of the videos provided on that page demonstrated the selection of a block of text, followed by the "Make That a Command" command to create a custom Insert command. I also tried to find a comparison chart on the Nuance site to confirm the various features I was looking for, but I could not locate such a page (at least easily). Based in part on that particular feature, I purchased the Dragon Home version.
After receiving the product, I learned from a tech support call that the "Make That a Command" command was not available on the Home version; the Premium version was required.
Nuance's web site is misleading, and you may want to do more research than I did before committing to a particular edition of the product. I am torn as far as what rating to use here because I think the product works very well (I did in fact purchase Premium after returning the original purchase to Amazon), but since I think it's important that vendors avoid even the appearance of misleading information regarding their products, I am going to go with 2 stars. My time dealing with this issue (calls, installing, uninstalling, etc.) is important too.
purchased put it didn't load in one of my computer. loaded in another loaded up quickly but once in and read the prep story to reconized speech, then started to use, so I thought, wouldn't recognize the speech pattern put down some stuff was off the wall so we work it for over three weeks change mic purchase several different one that weren't cheap. still no go results. this isn't the first time I purchase a speak and type, but first dragon and with the results never again I needed for my grandson to use at school to help him so I purchase what was said to be the best, wrong again. thought it may be my grandson speech that was the problem, so we reset it an I did it to no better results. wish I knew how to make it work for him because he has special needs an his handwriting is very bad.
I was so excited to get Dragon. I'm getting older and typing makes my hands hurt after a short while. I find the Dragon very frustrating because of the training required in order for it to understand what you want written. The program really takes more time to work with than it does if I'd of just typed it out by hand. I suppose for those who need the "aid" for writing this is great, but I wish I'd of tried the program that is already loaded on Windows before I'd of spent all the money on this program. A lot of other reviews I read before purchase said the Windows program worked just fine as long as you had headphones that screen out the environmental noise that is around you while dictating. I actually wish I'd of taken the advice to try that first. Dragon also takes up a lot of space while running and runs slow if you don't shut down nearly every program except what is necessary to keep your PC running.