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From American Dictation™ Technology Labs

Dragon Users Rejoice

Learning Dragon NaturallySpeaking® Just Got Easier

Now updated for Version 10!

Dragon NaturallySpeaking® 10 is the most powerful speech recognition software system available today. Used by thousands of professionals, Dragon NaturallySpeaking increases productivity, reduces stress injuries, and saves operational cost.

Because the software is so powerful, it is also quite complex. Due to the lack of comprehensive documentation included with the software, most users enjoy only a fraction of the benefits of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It's difficult to learn Dragon NaturallySpeaking on your own. Classes are expensive and time-consuming, and video tutorials are often boring and slow.

Unleash the Power

If you use Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional, Medical, or Legal versions, you're quite familiar with its basic dictation commands. But did you know:

  • you can create your own time-saving commands
  • you can add list of custom vocabulary words particular to your profession
  • you can use a variety of handheld digital voice recorders with Dragon
  • NaturallySpeaking
  • you can use your user profile from more than one workstation

And there's more. Chances are, you're only scratching the surface of the capabilities of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional Series. To help you understand and use all the benefits of this software, American Dictation Technology Labs is introducing the latest in its "Mastering" series for digital dictation and transcription, called "Mastering Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional." Two hundred and thirty-seven pages of instruction, guides and helpful hints to help you fully master the software.

Become a Pro

Are you getting 98% or better accuracy? Are you using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for all your computer programs? Do you know the best way to use Dragon with a mobile digital recorder? If you answered "yes" to all these questions, this book is not for you. However, if you feel you're not getting the full return on your software investment, then consider getting your own copy of "Mastering Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional" and take your dictation to a whole new level!

There is NO other book on the market today that addresses all the topics in this book with as much detail. This PDF book includes:

  • 237 easy-to-read pages, including Command Guides.
  • NEW Version 10 guides and content.
  • Helpful hints from American Dictation Lab professionals.
  • Alerts and warnings to help prevent costly mistakes.
  • Step-by-step instructions for all key tasks.
  • Guides for using Dragon with Word®, Outlook®, Excel®, Lotus Notes®
  • and more!

And, while this book is focused on Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional, Medical and Legal versions, users of the Standard and Preferred versions will find it helpful, too.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

As soon as your payment for the book is processed, you can download and begin using Mastering Dragon NaturallySpeaking right away. Start being more productive with Dragon NaturallySpeaking today! However, if you find this book doesn't help, you can e-mail us within 7 calendar days for a full refund credited to your card. No questions asked (although we'd love constructive feedback). We trust you to destroy your copy if you don't find it useful.

So, you really have nothing to lose.

Special Introductory Price

To celebrate the completion of this new version, and to immediately benefit our own Dragon NaturallySpeaking customers, we are offering "Mastering Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional" at a special discount price. This is only for a limited time, so please act now.

Buy Now & Receive a Special Bonus

Once you become an expert with Dragon, you may want to use a recording device perfect for Dragon NaturallySpeaking: the Dictaphone PowerMicII. The last page of this book will give you a special offer, the savings of which will more than pay for the investment in this book.

Be More Productive Today!

Let the full potential of Dragon NaturallySpeaking bring you to YOUR full potential.

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From the Author

Photograph of Expert Author, Bret Williams

I'm Bret Williams, President and CEO of American Dictation Corporation™, one of the largest nationwide retailers of professional and consumer digital dictation recorders, transcription kits and speech recognitions systems. American Dictation™, our on-line retail division, dominates the ranks of pro audio dealers for Olympus®, Philips®, Dictaphone®, Sony®, Nuance® and MacSpeech®.

Our staff and I are committed to giving all our customers the best advice, products, installation, training and support available in the digital dictation industry. And, based on the thousands of satisfied customers in all 50 states - plus all US territories - our team is fulfilling my promise to "give each customer more than they expect."

As an avid user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking (and MacSpeech Dictate, when I'm using my MacBook Pro), I not only enjoy greater productivity and less aches and pains in my hands and arms, but I also find I am more creative since I can concentrate on my thoughts and not my typing.

However, I know first-hand how frustrating learning Dragon NaturallySpeaking can be, since the book that comes with it helps only with the initial installation and training. When I took the training to become a Certified Nuance Partner, I asked the instructors as we learned advanced topics, "where do we find this written down so we can refer to it later?" "You're learning it now. You can look in the help menu, too, but the best way to learn is to just experiment."

I don't know about you, but I don't have time to "just experiment." When I want to know how to do something that can increase my bottom line, I want to know it now. Additionally, as we bring new people on board here at American Dictation, we needed a way of training them on Dragon. A guide that could make each of them "Masters" of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

As they say, from problems come solutions. Our solution was to pour through any and all documentation; test, try and record different experiences; and document feedback with our many Dragon NaturallySpeaking customers. From all of that, we created "Mastering Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional." We tried to make it comprehensive, yet easy to read and understand. We wanted to make it affordable and immediately available, as well as back it with a satisfaction guarantee.

And we did just that.

I hope you have a chance to purchase this book. It has helped our staff learn and appreciate Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It is helping our customers today, and hopefully, it can help you as well.

Best Wishes

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Bret Williams
President / CEO
American Dictation Corporation

This Book Covers Everything

We've tried to create a book that will provide both beginner and expert with all the information they need to be successful using Dragon NaturallySpeaking®

  1. For Beginners
  2. For Experts
  3. Conventions
  4. Feedback
Basics of Speech Recognition
  1. Time Commitment
  2. How DNS Works
  3. Customizing DNS
  4. Multiple Dictation Sources
  5. Third-Party Editing
  6. Using this Guide
  7. Advanced Topics
  8. Additional Assistance
  1. Direct Dictation
  2. Third-Party Dictation
  3. Roaming Users
  4. Automated Processing
  5. Choosing the Right Methodology
  1. System Requirements
  2. Installing Dragon Naturally Speaking
  3. Activating DNS
User Profiles
  1. Dictation Sources
  2. Creating Your First User Profile
  3. Vocabulary Optimizer
  4. Managing User Profiles
  5. Using Handheld Recorders
  6. Multiple Input Sources
The DragonBar
  1. Microphone Icon
  2. Volume Display
  3. Select-and-Say Indicator® Indicator
  4. Extras
  5. The Results Box
  6. Help
Direct Dictation
  1. Using a Headset Microphone
  2. Using a Handheld Microphone
  3. Beginning Direct Dictation
  4. Basic Dictation Commands
  5. DragonPad
  6. Dictating Into Applications
  7. Dictating Special Words or Phrases
  8. Spelling
  9. Dictating Numbers
Third-Party Dictation
  1. Dictating with a Portable Digital Voice Recorder
  2. Processing a Digital Voice File
Correcting Errors
  1. Correcting Text
  2. Spelling Text
  3. Correcting Saved Dictation
  4. Correcting Mis-Interpreted Commands
Revising Text
  1. Basic Revision Commands
  2. Selection Commands
  3. Editing Selection Commands
  4. Formatting Commands
Working with Programs
  1. Working in Windows
  2. Mouse Movements
  3. E-Mail Applications
  4. Explorer and Firefox
  5. Lotus Notes
  6. PowerPoint
  7. Outlook
  8. Outlook Express
  9. Excel
  10. InfoPath
  1. Command Browser
  2. Custom Commands
  3. Creating Commands
  4. Text and Graphics Commands
  5. Macro Commands
  6. Step-by-Step Commands
  7. Advanced Scripting Commands
  8. Structured Commands
  9. Using Templates
Improving Accuracy
  1. Improving Your Delivery
  2. Accuracty Center
  3. Improving Acoustics
  4. Recognition Modes
  5. Teaching DNS
  6. Personalizing Your Vocabulary
  7. Managing Vocabularies
Roaming Users
  1. Master and Local Roaming Users
  2. Network Locations
  3. Configuring the Roaming User Feature
  4. Creating a Roaming User
  5. Optimizing Roaming Users
Performance Tips
  1. Options
  2. Dictation Modes
  3. Speed vs Accuracy
  4. System Requirements
  1. AutoTranscribe Folder Agent Tasks
  2. AutoTranscribe Folder Options
Special Tools
  1. Vocabulary Tool
  2. Data Distribution Tool
  1. Where to Get Help
  2. Error Messages
  3. Performance Issues
  4. Recognition Issues
Command Guides
  1. Global Commands
  2. DragonBar
  3. Desktop and Mouse Movements
  4. DragonPad
  5. Internet Explorer
  6. Microsoft Word/Corel WordPerfect
  7. Microsoft Outlook
  8. Microsoft Outlook Express
  9. Microsoft Excel
  10. Microsoft PowerPoint
  11. Lotus Notes
  12. Punctuation & Special Characters

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Excerpts From The Book

Chapter 5 - User Profiles

Setting Up and Managing Users

Before you can begin using DNS, you must create a user profile. A user profile is an acoustic analysis ofyour voice that DNS uses to recognize your dictation. User profiles also store any changes you make to the vocabulary.

When DNS first starts, you’ll be asked to create your first user profile. Use this opportunity to begin using DNS for the first time. Don’t be afraid of making any mistakes. You can always create a new user profile ifyou choose not to continue using this initial one.

Dictation Sources

One of the powerful features of DNS professional, is its ability to allow you to use multiple input devices. With the same user profile, you can dictate using a noise canceling headset, a portable digital voice recorder, or a desktop microphone. Regardless of what input device you choose to use most often, we suggest you begin using the included headset microphone to create your first user profile. This will give you the best opportunity to not only train DNS to understand your voice, but to train yourself on how to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

Later in this section, you’ll learn how to designate multiple input devices for your user profile.

Dictation Sources

If the create new user dialogue is not open, go to

NaturallySpeaking > Manage Users...

Click on New Button and The following dialog box will appear:

New Wizard Dialogue Box with the fields: Your name, select your language, choose the destination source, select your general, an advanced buttons, a tick box which will skip the initial training of the user program, and the confirmation buttons: Back (disabled), Next (disabled), Cancel, and the Help button.

In "Your name," into your name. You may want to add a descriptive name, such as "Joe-test profile."

Below are some screenshots taken from the PDF itself. Click on the image to view.

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