Chapter 2

Installing Dragon and Starting Basic Training

In This Chapter

arrow Installing Dragon NaturallySpeaking on your computer

arrow Creating a user profile

arrow Assisting Dragon in recognizing your voice

By now, you have chosen the version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking that is best for you, you’ve concluded that your hardware configuration is appropriate, and you’re sitting in front of your computer ready to get started. It’s exciting to anticipate using a tool that can make you more productive every day!

But, before you can start saving all that time, you need to install the program and create a user profile. Installing NaturallySpeaking is easy. In most cases, you just put the DVD into your DVD-ROM drive and follow the directions on the screen. Setting up your profile is really quick, too. You will be asked some questions about your speaking style, but the good news is that they’re all questions you know the answers to.

There is no training process to complete to get started. You can go back and read aloud some well-known material chosen for you to improve performance. The program will work on its own to improve accuracy, and you can help it along. I cover that in later chapters. In the late ...

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