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Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12.0, English

Platform : Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP

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  • Dragon 12 boosts performance by delivering easier correction and editing options, and giving you more control over your command preferences, letting you get things done faster than ever before
  • Dragon now reaches out to you to adapt upon detecting your format corrections - abbreviations, numbers, and more - so your dictated text looks the way you want it to every time
  • More Natural Text-to-Speech Voice: Dragon 12's natural-sounding Text-To-Speech reads editable text-with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control-for easy proofing and multi-tasking
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  • Platform:   Windows 8 / Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.8 x 19 cm
  • ASIN: B008MR36FE
  • Release Date: July 8 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Dragon Home turns talk into text with greater recognition and formatting accuracy than ever before.

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Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rojyr on July 24 2014
Format: DVD-ROM
I bought the digital download version some months ago. Tried to install it more than a few times, but couldn't. I had to call tech. After that, I went through the voice training. Then it said I was ready. And I did the mic check, and it passed.
Then when I actually tried talking into the mic normally, what came out on the screen wasn't even close to what I'd said. It would get two or three words right out of ten or so. I'd try a shorter sentence. No better.
I called tech. From their advice, I purchased a sound card adapter. Still no better.
I bought this software to assist me with emails, and surfing. Sometimes I type too fast, and I have to correct my mistakes.
All I can tell you is it didn't work for me at all. Very disappointed.
It's up to you what you decide.
One final word here...I was fully refunded my purchase price. But that's the only good thing I have to say about the experience.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 26 2013
Format: DVD-ROM Verified Purchase
My purchase of Dragon Naturally Speaking was to improve productivity and save my aching wrists. My work includes writing summaries of client visits, creative writing and maintaining a website.

I have used the Speech Recognition software that comes with Vista (kind of a joke) and Windows 7 (better) but Dragon has them both beat hands-down. Dragon has an impressive ability to 'hear' what you're saying and using it for commands works pretty good too. It also self-trains and will suggest updating its database after each session when you close out of Dragon. I haven't used it extensively yet but I'm confident that if you take the time to train it properly you won't even have to watch the monitor at all, just proofread when you are finished.

I have found the "correct" command to be a bit clunky and "spell that" has given me some trouble but the words were names or unfamiliar words and I was in a hurry so just used my keyboard for that. However I must comment that Dragon does have an excellent vocabulary of words already in it's database. As for dictation, I found I was able to speak more words in a 'packet' (at a time) than the instructions indicated. Dragon flowed along and I found I didn't have to break my sentences up into such small portions for it to keep up.

The headphones that come with it are good quality.

For absolute bliss having a wireless (bluetooth) headset would be great, an ability the higher-grade Premium version apparently offers.

This software was not sold directly from Amazon.ca but through another company and there was no difficulty whatsoever. The product arrived much sooner than the estimated delivery date. They also included a slip with contact information if I was displeased in any way.

I would highly recommend this product to anyone doing creative writing or a fair amount of typing. Or has trouble typing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jackmor on Feb. 24 2014
Format: DVD-ROM Verified Purchase
I repeatedly had difficulty in installing this product despite several calls to Nuance (they distribute the Dragon Naturally Speaking product.) They even sent me a new CD/DVD to replace the original which I had purchased through Amazon.ca. No luck. I was finally able to install the product but then it disabled my keyboard. Try as I might, I couldn't use my keyboard after having installed Naturally Speaking. I did want to use voice commands to access my computer and the internet, but I did not want to give up my keyboard in the process. Therefore, I un-installed Dragon Naturally Speaking and have put it up for sale on a local web site. I have read several other user reviews and it seems that there are numerous glitches with this product that need attention from the developers. If and when they do address these problems, I may reconsider this product as the benefits are numerous. But until then.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liam Turley on Nov. 14 2014
Format: DVD-ROM Verified Purchase
Installing is impossible!!! Out of the box following the autorun commands I received "Error 1155; File D:\Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.msi not found" then proceeding to install from the Windows Installer Package I received another error "Error 1311.Source file not found: D:\ENGGen~1.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it." I checked and it is on the DVD and it opens as a ZIP file, which does not help me at all!! I then copied the DVD to my (C:) drive as per instruction on answers board and still am receiving this error. I have been searching Nuance's website for answers and it appears it is very common for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit users, but Nuance has not solved this issue...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spensar on Dec 9 2013
Format: DVD-ROM
Picked up the software played around with it for a few hours. The speech recognition ability is excellent and I've only done the bare minimum voice training. It will be a learning curve to pick up all the commands in order to make the best use of the software but that is to be expected.

Installed on an old 2008 laptop that barely meets the horsepower requirement, but it runs well. There is a little bit of lag but I don't have to change the speed that I'm speaking. Very satisfied and was able to make some notes on a document much more quickly than if I was writing. Looks like this will be useful tool for a long time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kim Burns on May 14 2014
Format: DVD-ROM Verified Purchase
Ordered the headset that was offered on the same page. It isn't needed as the software comes with a headset. Also you will have to find an attachment for the headset to work with most computers.
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