Dragon Naturally Speaking Tutorial. What is Dragon Naturally Speaking?. Dragon is a dictation software, students can dictate a paper rather than type it. Dragon is great for students who would rather speak than write their papers or exams.
Step 1: Click on the Dragon icon on the computer desktop
Step 2: When you first begin using Dragon you will need to create a name. You can do this by clicking
on the “New” button.
Step 3: You want to create a user so that every time you use Dragon from now on you can just select your name. Type your name, then click “Next”.
Step 4: Go through Tutorial. It should only take you 30 minutes.
Step 1: Begin by looking for the “Dragon bar” on your computer. If you have opened Dragon (by clicking on the icon) then it should be located on the top of your screen.
Step 2: Turn on your microphone by clicking the microphone icon on your Dragon bar.
You can add your own words to the Dictionary. This feature is helpful if you’re working
on a paper in a subject area that requires the use of new words, like statistics, any
foreign language, history, etc…
Step 1: Open the Dragon Bar. You can do this when you are in a Word document.
Step 2: Click on the “Words” tab.
Step 3: Choose “New”.
A box should pop up, which then you can type any word you want to add. You may want to click “I want to train the Pronunciation of this word” so it knows how to recognize it later.
A box should pop up for you to start recording the word you would like to add. Click “go”, say your word, then click “Done”.
If you would like to train certain words, you can edit them by opening the Dragon bar and:
Step 1: Click “words”.
Step 2: Click “train”.
Training Your Voice
Step 3: A box should pop up so you can type in the word you want to train, find it, then click Train.
Training Your Voice
Step 1: Open the Dragon Bar Step 2: Turn the microphone on and say any of the following commands: “Internet Explorer” “Microsoft Word” “Microphone Off” “Microphone Standby”Play around and see what else you can do free handedly that you find helpful.
Step 1: Open a word document and turn your microphone on. Step 2: Dictate what you would like typed, and it should automatically start dictating.
Sometimes you will have to say the punctuation you want added, Such as: “Period” “Exclamation point” “Question Mark” “Apostrophe”*you can always go back and edit your punctuation later on as well.
If the program is not working:
1. Reboot the computer
2. Try it on another computer
3. Ask Rebecca, Elizabeth or Kirsten for help