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"Typing" Faster: The New Method of Creating Hubs

Are you a slow typist? Are you sick of misspelling words and constant editing?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may want to purchase the popular Text-To-Speech Software: Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking (v. 11.5) It can save you time and energy as you speak into a microphone and your words magically appear in the text field you are "typing" in!

The Dragon Naturally Speaking Software is fairly easy to use and is very effective in saving time that would be spent physically typing. With a little bit of training, you can have your Dragon working for you, even if you have an accent!

The software is available for PC and MAC. It is very easy to create text in a word processing software such as Microsoft Word and then you can Copy and Paste the text into the HubPages Text Capsule. Many professional authors are using the software and many working professionals do too. It makes getting the job done a lot faster, more efficiently, and easier!

This article will explore the many benefits of using the Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking Software to Create Articles In Half the Time! With this software you also will be able to Explore the entire World Wide Web and your Computer Programs with the Sound of Your Voice! Dictating your words onto the page has never been easier and you will get more work done in less time! Dictate. Copy. Paste. Publish!


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Nuance Company Information

Dragon Naturally Speaking Software has been around for many years and the software has come a long way in the Voice Recognition field. Nuance leads the way with their superior products and engineering. This company employs over 6,000 workers from more than 35 Regional offices. The main Headquarters are in Burlington, Massachusetts. Nuance is represented in over 70 countries world wide! In 2011, Nuance claimed over $1.4 Billion in sales for the year! I would say that this is a reputable company!

The Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking Software is available in over 50 different languages. One of the best features of the software is that it works with speakers that speak a language with an accent. For instance, if a Spanish Speaking person uses the English version of the software, the user can train the software to adapt to the user's "accent".

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Fast Facts

  • More than half (2/3) of Fortune 100 Business use the software!
  • Nuance Technology is used in the Automobile Industry
  • Over 70 Million Cars Use Nuance Software
  • Over 3,000 Hospitals in the US use Nuance for Healthcare Solutions
  • Over 150,000 Doctors use the "Dragon Medical" Software world wide!
  • Nuance offers many solutions for individuals and in the workplace.
  • Many versions of the software were created for Legal, Medical and other fields.


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Why Use Dragon Naturally Speaking?

Most people who buy and use the Dragon Naturally Speaking Software have a common purpose for the software: To Get More Work Done, Faster! When you are able to not have to worry about typing and can just dictate your ideas from your head or from a written outline, you will get a lot more words on the page in a shorter period of time!

Dragon can be trained to your specific voice patterns and you can override and add words that you use that are not recognized or not in the dictionary. For example: Let's say that you are writing an Article about HubPages. The word "HubPages" is not in the dictionary so when you say it, it will mistype the word or use another word altogether. No Problem! Go to the Customized Dictionary and add the word! Now every time you say "HubPages", the word will appear as if it was a commonly used word!

With proper training and completing the suggested software exercises, your Dragon Software will better know your voice and the way you speak. One of the best features of the software is that multiple users can create their own profiles and customize them to their needs! There are so many great features to this software!


Dragon User Testimony:

"I use Dragon Naturally Speaking every day! It helps me write a lot of information in a short period of time. Since I started using Dragon I have saved time and money and I can now do the things I never had time for before!" -Soda Pop, USA
"I use Dragon Naturally Speaking every day! It helps me write a lot of information in a short period of time. Since I started using Dragon I have saved time and money and I can now do the things I never had time for before!" -Soda Pop, USA | Source

Other Nuance Products and Software Solutions (Brief)

Product
Dragon for PC
Dragon for MAC
Education Solutions
Financial Solutions
Healthcare Solutions
Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation
Insurance Solutions
Legal Solutions
PDF Creation and Conversion Software
Automotive Product Solutions

Dragon Naturally Speaking Software Version 11.5 Features

The lesser expensive Home Version offers many great features. To get the Full Voice Control of your Entire Computing Experience, you should Buy the Premium Edition. Some of the key features to the latest Dragon Naturally Speaking Premium Software for PC and Mac are:

  • Open any Program on your Computer with your Voice!
  • Dictate and Send E-Mail
  • Control Computer Applications
  • Search and Navigate the Entire Web by Voice Command! Supports Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox Web Browsers
  • Respond to Comments on Forums and Pages Faster
  • Software Supports Reports, Spreadsheets, Social Networking, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, WordPerfect and more!
  • Virtually Eliminates the need of a Mouse
  • Allows use of iPad or iPhone for Dictation on the Spot! Just plug in your device when you can and the software will automatically Transcribe it for you!
  • Customizable Shortcuts and Commands for Frequently Used Text
  • Compatible with some Digital Voice Recorders
  • Create Custom Word Lists
  • Much More!


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How To Use Dragon Naturally Speaking Software Effectively on HubPages

Dragon Naturally Speaking Software can be used for many things on HubPages. Perhaps the biggest use is to create Hub Articles themselves. All you have to do is open a program like MS Word and start dictating your Hub Content onto the page!

Make sure that you remember to save the document from time to time so you don't loose your work! I know it is easy to forget to save because we get so involved with our dictations that we find it hard to stop talking!

Once you have the bulk of your Text Content dictated, be sure to read what was typed by the software and make any editing corrections as needed. Remember to save once again!

Once you are satisfied with your content and have saved your work, go into "Edit" Mode on the Hub Article that you wish to add the text to. Add a "Text Capsule" and go back to the Word Document.

Select the Text that you wish to copy. It is recommended that you break down your text into multiple text capsules as it makes your Hub Article look neater and you can ad Original Photos and Videos around the text.

Copy the portion of the text you want for the first Text Capsule and Paste it into the Capsule. Hit Save. Open another Text Capsule and repeat the process until all of your text has been transfered neatly into several text capsules. It's that easy!

As you can see, the more you use the software the smarter it gets and the faster you get your work done! Once you are comfortable with the function of the software you can create unlimited Hub Articles in a fraction of the time it would take you to type them! Many Article Writers on HubPages and all over the world have been using the software with excellent results! If productivity is important to you but time is limited, this may be the best purchase you have ever made for your bottom line!

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I sooooo need to buy this. I despise typing :) I will buy this product now but ONLY because of the user testimonial hahah cute kitty


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

Don't have this yet but it is on my goals list. Thanks for the in-depth info on the product and it's use, now I know where to look post purchase.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ardie: I have to admit that it is very useful although I don't use it all the time! If I did I would be more productive! I find it useful when we are typing something that is already written like something we wrote years ago but want to add to Hubs. It really is a great tool and worth the money! I am glad you caught the "testimony". That was Soda Pop! Thanks for commenting!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Jlava73: Hello! This software is definitely worth the money. When I use it I get a lot more done than the old fashioned typing method! If you choose to buy this, please come back after you set it up and let me know how you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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Rochelle Frank 4 years ago from California Gold Country

Yes, I like mine, but haven't used it enough to get it completely perfectly "trained".

You do have to proofread, since it will occasionally come up with some pretty hilarious word substitutions ... especially for foreign names and such.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello Rochelle Frank! I love other user testimonies! The software is really great. I remember when I bought the first addition in the early 90's and it was horrible! Nuance has come a long way with this product and I am happy that they are right here in my home state! You do have to train the software at first but I put in the time and effort and it really paid off. Sometimes the software writes in funny things so proofreading is a must! Overall though, I do love the software and it does save a lot of time. Thanks for sharing your experience!

JSMatthew~


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

First, I do not have an accent HAHAHA there was the joke of the day. Thanks for writing this article. I have been thinking I need something just like this. I will be putting this on my wish list. Up and awesome


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

American View it is definitely a great product and worth every penny. Many Novelists use it and so do Hubbers! If you buy it and train the software properly, please come back and let me know how it works for you! Thanks for the comment and votes!

JSMatthew~


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is awesome hub.. I am sharing on Facebook.

voted up

debbie


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you Deborah! I appreciate your comment, vote and for sharing!

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Sueswan 4 years ago

Very cool J.S.! Thanks for sharing.

Voted up and away!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you Sueswan! I always appreciate your comments and votes! Thanks for stopping by!

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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I really like this hub as well as the software you introduced. I may be purchasing this great program. It sounds perfect for me becasue of arthritis in my right hand. Thanks JS. Voted up!


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Well, after reading this excellent tutorial, I feel motivated to dust off my Dragon software and give it another go. Thanks for the tips on how to best use it as a writing tool.


Tammy Rose 4 years ago

I purchased the Dragon..as an author I thought it would save me time...but it makes many errors and often you have to repeat lines three or four times and it still types it incorrectly. I know several other people who have experienced the same issues. It just isn't a product I would recommend to anyone who writes for a living you spend more time correcting it's mistakes than you would your own.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@vocalcoach: Hello! This is really great software and I use it myself. I have to warn you though that you will have to spend some time training the software at first with the training included so that it will recognize your speech patterns. I definitely think it is worth it! Many people with arthritis and certain disabilities find the software very useful and this is often used in schools that work with disabled students that have mobility issues. So get the software, train it well, and give your hands a rest! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@DonnaCosmato: Hi! I am wondering what version you have of the software? The current version is 11.5 and it has some perks from the earlier 11.0 version. I know that Nuance was offering a special deal for the upgrade from 11.0 to 11.5. You may want to check out the company website to see if you qualify. Whichever you use, be sure to do the training exercises. It won't work well without the training. Let me know how you make out! Thanks for your comment!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Tammy Rose: Hello there! I am sorry to hear about your bad experience with the software. I have done a lot of research and found that the majority of users rate the software very high and many customers upgrade to the latest version as it is released. I appreciate your input and I wonder what version of the software you had purchased? The most recent 11.0 and 11.5 versions are a lot more advanced than previous versions. Another thing is the amount of time needed to train the software to recognize your speech patterns as well as creating a custom dictionary of words you use frequently, that may not be in the default dictionary. Thank you for your opinion.

JSMatthew~


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

It is my understanding this software has come a long way since it was first introduced but as you point out it really needs to be trained to your voice. NOTHING is perfect and it will make mistakes. Voted up and useful. Thanks for SHARING.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello tillsontitan! Yes, this software has come a very long way! It is now used by professionals in many fields. I agree that Nothing is perfect and we do have to train the software just like we had to train ourselves! Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your votes and SHARING!

JSMatthew~


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

It has been on my wish list for a while. Time to make it a reality after reading this hub. Thank you so much for the details!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hi there Ruby H Rose! I bought the software just before the latest update (from 11.0 to 11.5) and they gave me the update for free! I really think that this is a great investment and as long as you do the proper training with the software, you can make it work for you. I am a satisfied customer! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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molometer 4 years ago

I have used a few of these products over the years and find them incredible frustrating.

I have heard good things about this package and will give it a go.

Great hub JS voted up interesting and useful. Sharing.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello molometer! I have to agree that these types of programs have been traditionally uncooperative and difficult to use, but this recent version blows all previous versions out of the water! You still have to spend time training the software but it is well worth the effort. I hope that you enjoy the software! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

This is a very good review of the very good product. I have been using Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home Edition for a few months. I wrote a hub about it shortly after I got it. Time for an update to say that I'm liking it. I will upgrade when I can. I'm dictating this comment using the Dictation Box.

You can dictate text hubs whether you do so first in a word processor or dictate directly into a text capsule using the Dictation Box. The advantages of composing with a word processing program include using what you are used to using for writing; being able to use the word processing program's handy editing and productivity features, and not having the HubPages robot monitor finding fault with an unpublished beginning of a first draft.

To add to your excellent list, two more advantages to using Dragon NaturallySpeaking includes that you can ask it to read text to you (which when revising can be helpful) and that you can use it as a simple macro editor. For instance, I just taught mine that if I say dragspeak, it should write Dragon NaturallySpeaking.


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

This sounds very useful and I will put it on my wanting list! It would also force me to speak English more, as it is now I am better on typing than speaking English since I hardly have to use the English language other than when I type! Thanks for this great review, voted up, useful shared!

Tina


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello thougtforce! If you are willing to put in some training and have the time to do so, this can be a very productive tool. Using it to practice English is a great idea and I have never thought of that! The program features a "talk back" mode that allows for the text to be repeated, so that may be of additional assistance to you. If you decide to purchase the software, please do come back in the future and share your experience as someone who speaks English as a second language. I appreciate your comments and votes!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@B. Leekley: I'm glad to hear about your experience with this useful software! You have noted some excellent points. I am glad to hear that you like the software. I have been thinking about getting the bluetooth wireless headset lately. I am still using the USB plug-in headset. I use the Premium Edition that allows me to do a lot on my computer. I appreciate you sharing your experience! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I have it on my iPhone (the free version) and I love it. Sometimes I e-mail it then put it into my hub capsule. I can see where having it on my computer could make it so much easier.

Great Hub!!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello sholland10! I have heard that the iPhone App is very useful. I almost bought an iPhone but decided to go with the Galaxy Nexus and I think I made the right decision! I'll have 2 years in my contract to really know if it was a better choice lol. Having this on your computer, particularly the Premium Edition is awesome because you can control Everything on your computer with your voice. I really do like it and recommend it to all serious writers! I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your experience!

JSMatthew~


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Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

I got my wish, way cool. Thanks again for this great hub about it. I keep forgetting that I can even submit my comments with this! It really works for a lot of great things.


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anusujith 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

Beautiful Solution for a slow typist. Thanks for the share. voted on the poll and voted up too.


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Ruby H Rose: It's so easy, isn't it! Do you have the Premium Edition? I am so happy that you got the software and are very happy with it. I told you so! Thanks for coming back by and giving me an update!

JSMatthew~


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@anusujith: I appreciate your votes and comment! Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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harinarayan 4 years ago from Kerala, India

Thanks for the useful information.voted up and useful


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I appreciate your comment and votes harinarayan. Thanks for stopping by!

JSMatthew~


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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

I might have to give this a try it sounds awesome. I am a very slow typist, and often loose what I mean to say before I can get down on paper or screen, this could really be helpful. The only problem I see is finding a place quiet enough to make it work. Voted up and useful.


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J.S.Matthew 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello dmop. I don't know how I missed your comment so many months ago so I apologize. I hope you can find a quiet space to use the software. There is a newer version (V12) out now and it is on sale for $99. Thanks for the vote and comment!

JSMatthew~

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