1. Getting Started

In This Chapter

Before You Begin 2

Creating a Profile 4

Adjusting the Microphone 6

Doing Voice Training 8

Managing Profiles & Audio Sources 11

When you first install Dragon Dictate, it doesn’t know anything about your voice or how your voice sounds with your microphone setup. All it has is its own internal database of vocabulary words and commands. If you just started talking, it would not understand what you are saying.

To use Dictate, you need to train it to understand what your voice sounds like when speaking specific words. This is part of the process of creating a profile.

In this chapter, I begin by telling about two Mac OS options that you’ll need to configure before using Dictate. Then I explain what a profile is and ...

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