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Posted: 02 April 2013 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi my brother is going to have surgery on his shoulder and be unable to use his left arm for awhile,so I thought I’d asked you knowledgeable people what voice to text software you would recommend for him to use while he is on the mend ,cheap is good but any thoughts are welcome,and thanks in advance ....

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Posted: 02 April 2013 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Dragon Naturally Speaking is an excellent product.  Home version is around $75. 

http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

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Posted: 02 April 2013 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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icprncss - 02 April 2013 06:23 PM

Dragon Naturally Speaking is an excellent product.  Home version is around $75. 

http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm

Thank you icprncss .

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Posted: 02 April 2013 09:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Dragon is the one my mother who was a quadriplegic used.

Just remember it takes time to train it, while it is not bad straight out of the box, you will get much better results after training.

And don’t stop and speak each word individually, it works best when words flow properly.

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Posted: 02 April 2013 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Dragon Naturally Speaking is great. I highly recommend the current version, 12. Ideally, you’ll want 8 gb of RAM. And an external soundcard and a decent microphone is crucial for accuracy. That can make a huge difference. Do a search for Knowbrainer forums and browse and ask your questions there. Very awesome and helpful people there that helped me decide what microphone and soundcard to get.

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Posted: 03 April 2013 12:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The Full Package of Dragon 12 will come with a Headphone Microphone set with a USB adapter, remove it and it will just plug into the Mic and Sound jacks. I have it and use it 90% of the time. And Yes 8Gb of ram is optimal.

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Posted: 03 April 2013 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thank you so much for the replies you all are great !!

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