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  • #76
    Under "Tools" you will find "Options." Click on "Options" and under that, go to "Miscellaneous." When you open the "Miscellaneous" tab, you will find a slider for "Speed vs. Accuracy." By the way, I save my User Files about 20% of the time. Last Saturday I was working with DNS in the living room and the cleaning lady was turning the vacuum cleaner on and off. Not an ideal time to save your User Files.
    The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
    --General George Patton

    Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
    ––Paul Nussbaum
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    • #77
      Originally posted by PN
      Under "Tools" you will find "Options." Click on "Options" and under that, go to "Miscellaneous." When you open the "Miscellaneous" tab, you will find a slider for "Speed vs. Accuracy." By the way, I save my User Files about 20% of the time. Last Saturday I was working with DNS in the living room and the cleaning lady was turning the vacuum cleaner on and off. Not an ideal time to save your User Files.
      haha, top speed works just fine for me. I save my user files to train odd, or unconventional words, but that's about it, after initial training. I do train it something I've written sometimes, too, and that seems to help.
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      • #78
        Hello, has anyone out there tested the speech recognition in Windows Vista? I appreciate PN's comments that it is roughly the equivalent of version 9.0 standard but would love to hear from anyone who has had a hands on experience.

        I am currently in the process of choosing a new computer and because I am actually buying a version of Windows this time I need to make sure, 32-bit XP pro or the Vista 64 bit flavour?

        If that Vista voice recognition works well enough then I am happy to go the Vita 64 bit option however as I only own a Dragon version 8 standard I would prefer to spend the money it would take to upgrade my version on hardware and this would mean sticking with XP pro.

        I hope this hasn't already been covered.

        Regards
        Brock

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        • #79
          Hello Brocko:

          Below is my review from 10-11-07:

          I recently purchased a USB headset and so far it seems to work well with Vista's speech engine. I am impressed with the way Vista's SR works with the OS. It can do your basic speech to text but it will require more training if you need to rely on voice rec. Vista's SR, from my experience, is not demanding on system resources. You definitely want to have a minimum of 2 GB of RAM. Vista's SR works very well with Internet Explorer 7.

          OTOH, I could not dictate while using Firefox, which only leaves me the option of using IE 7. I prefer to use Firefox so this is a minor problem. I also was not able to dictate into Microsoft Word 2000. I had to use Notepad or Wordpad. Also I really don't want to purchase Office 2007 in order to use Vista's SR or DNS, but I will take it under consideration.

          I think Vista's SR has the potential to be very good, but I don't think Microsoft will follow through to make this search engine better in any of its updates. That means I will probably be using Dragon with Vista.

          Update: I am currently using DNS 9.5 with my Vista machine. When I have more time, I will do some more trials with Vista's SR. If you just need to do some basic voice recognition, you should be ok with Vista's built-in speech engine.
          The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
          --General George Patton

          Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
          ––Paul Nussbaum
          usc87.blogspot.com

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          • #80
            thanks for addressing my query PN.

            I currently use NaturallySpeaking version 8 with an Andrea sound Max superbeam into a pod and am more than happy with the results. I guess the accuracy is somewhere around 85 to 90%, maybe even a little higher when the planets align, and that is fine.

            I'm going to have to sell off bits of this machine to pay for the new one so I am going to need a voice recognition package that will be at least as good as the one I am currently using and I don't want to take chances, another $300 for a version of Dragon that is vista compatible plus limiting me to the 32-bit system seems to costly and relying solely on Windows speech recognition in the 64-bit variety seems abit too much of a gamble. that being the case I think I will stick with XP pro so that I can load my current version of Dragon onto it, is will probably be able to save some money on the operating system as well .

            I was hoping to go 64-bit to get the most out of all the new hardware, I guess it'll just require some more patience.

            thanks again for helping me in the decision-making process.

            Regards
            Brock

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            • #81
              Originally posted by quadvet
              Can somebody explain the use of macros please? I am trying to make a case to the VA as to why I need DNS Professional versus my current Preferred version. I saw the list of differences at the nuance website but don't completely understand them. Any help greatly appreciated.
              The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
              --General George Patton

              Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
              ––Paul Nussbaum
              usc87.blogspot.com

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              • #82
                Paul, I know about that, but haven't been able to figure out how to do it on my DNS 9.0 Preferred.
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                • #83
                  Hi Matt:

                  I don't think you can (source) create macros using DNS 9.0 Preferred.

                  With Web 2.0, I thought I would be able to find an instructional video on voice recognition, and how to create macros. The closest I got was David Pogue, but what he demonstrated could also be accomplished by using the Vocabulary Editor.

                  I thought Liz and Lewis started to do a good explanation about macros. I also liked what Lewis did with the screenshots along with the instructions/explanations. This to me looks like a better way to provide you with an instructional tutorial.

                  I think at one time you needed to make a case to the VA about having them pay for DNS 9.5 Pro, instead of DNS 9.5 Preferred. I have spent a lot of time (not recently) at the Long Beach VA, but I am not too familiar with their method for getting you the equipment that you are requesting. I know with the school system in California, including college, you have to go through a lot of hoops to get computers, software, if you have a learning disability. I was asked by my sister who is a teacher to help with getting a laptop along with Dragon for a student with special needs. A case had to be built for this equipment, which I was not a part of, but I did recommend three different bids for laptops, along with requesting DNS 9.5 Pro. Everything was honored but the student ended up with DNS 9.5 Preferred.

                  Maybe one of our members will chime in with an explanation on how to create macros.
                  The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
                  --General George Patton

                  Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
                  ––Paul Nussbaum
                  usc87.blogspot.com

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                  • #84
                    I do not have any experience with preferred but you cannot create macros. Take a look at the feature comparisons between professional and preferred, might be helpful in creating a case for professional.
                    C5 injury with partial C6 function on left.

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                    • #85
                      Hi Paul and Lewis, thanks for this, sorry for my delayed response. Got 9.0 Professional in the works, just takes time, hopefully.
                      get busy living or get busy dying

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                      • #86
                        Matt:

                        Keep us posted, and good luck.
                        The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom
                        --General George Patton

                        Complex problems need to be solved collectively.
                        ––Paul Nussbaum
                        usc87.blogspot.com

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                        • #87
                          Will do Paul, thanks, Matt.
                          get busy living or get busy dying

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                          • #88
                            In the meantime .........you can create Macros in Word. I have found this helpful.

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