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Dragon Naturally Speaking Presentation

  1. 1. UsingDragon Naturally Speaking
  2. 2. Plan for the Session What is Dragon Naturally Speaking (DNS)? Before Using DNS – Setting Up the Microphone Getting Started with DNS – Creating a New DNS User Profile Overview of DNS Program Exploring DNS Using the DNS Tutorial Understanding / Using Basic DNS Voice Commands Within Microsoft Word Understanding / Using Further DNS Voice Commands Within Microsoft Word (If Time Available) Export DNS Profile / Practice Time with DNS Conclusion
  3. 3. What isDragon Naturally Speaking (DNS)? Dragon is a dictation software, students can dictate a paper rather than type it.• It dictates everything you say into a microphone.• It has the ability to work with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, the Internet, and more.• It can learn the differences in peoples voices.• It also has the ability to read back to you everything you just said, that way you can hear it as well as see it.
  4. 4. Before Using DNSSetting Up the Microphone Dragon Naturally Speaking should be set up in the same environment that it will be used in (e.g. quiet or noisy environment). Connect the headphones to be used (internal microphone will usually not work)- can use 2-plug style or USB style headphone With provided USB headphones, the vital component is the USB connector (replacement headphones can be purchased but USB connector is very important not to be lost).
  5. 5. Before Using DNSSetting Up the Microphone
  6. 6. Before Using DNSSetting Up the Microphone Headphone placement is also key with the microphone about 3 cm away from lips – does not need to be right against mouth.
  7. 7. Getting Started with DNS –Creating a New DNS User Profile Starting the Dragon Naturally Speaking software With first run of program, DNS will require creating a new user profile that will require user to complete several steps that will take approximately 20-25 minutes User opens Dragon Naturally Speaking and a list of users appears. You can have multiple users on DNS. It is very important to only use your own file, as you will corrupt the voice file of others by using their user. Creating an individual voice file  Having user complete all steps of initial setup  Lenovo laptops > USB Only  Lenovo desktops > USB or Mic-In Jack  Dell laptops or desktops > USB or Mic-In Jack
  8. 8. Getting Started with DNS –Creating a New DNS User Profile Can adjust input device later as needed (including recordings from other devices and programs e.g. mp3 recordings). In the user list, the user clicks on “new” and types in their first name or nickname. The user clicks on “start volume check” and starts reading the passage on the screen The user next clicks on “start audio quality check” and starts reading the passage on the screen When DNS wants you to read a passage, a yellow arrow will appear and will follow the text as you read. Text that has already been read will turn grey. If the arrow stops, the user should go back to the point indicated and reread until the arrow moves on.
  9. 9. Getting Started with DNS –Creating a New DNS User Profile User chooses a story to read from the list DNS will next do a read text aloud to train Dragon section can coach the students by speaking softly into their ear) – show text with prompting will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes Trainer prompts the user to read in their natural, comfortable, speaking voice. Users should try not use a “reading aloud” voice as though they were reading the story to a child DO say commas, quotations marks, questions marks, periods, colons, semi-colons DO NOT worry about capital letters as these most often automatically follow these other punctuation symbols and can be edited using the keyboard later.
  10. 10. Getting Started with DNS –Creating a New DNS User Profile If the yellow arrow/grey text stops and lets the user know to simply keep reading if they stumble or repeat themselves (unless the yellow arrow stops) A dialog box will pop up when DNS has enough information for the voice file
  11. 11. Overview of DNS Program Tip of the Day Window DragonBar (located at top) Dragon Sidebar Request to review Microsoft Word / Outlook email files (staff ok – students no) Dragon menubar Opening and closing DNS Check DNS Settings / Check audio settings Controlling the microphone Results box Help Menu (improve my accuracy / tutorial)
  12. 12. Exploring DNSUsing the DNS Tutorial DNS Tutorial is an excellent way to review how DNS works. Includes topics such as:  Learning about the Dragon toolbar  Turning the microphone on and off  Dictation basics  Dictation commands  Starting a new paragraph, line or tab  Selecting, correcting, editings, formatting words  Using DNS with various programs.
  13. 13. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordControl the Microphone “Go to sleep” “Wake up” “Microphone off”Getting Help “Give me help” “Search Dragon Help for <xyz>” “Show Dragon Sidebar Help”
  14. 14. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordStart and Exit Programs “Start <program name>” “Start Microsoft Word” “Start Internet Explorer” “Start Firefox” "Search Wikipedia for <search topic>" "Open | Close Tab" “Close Window”
  15. 15. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #1AWhen starting to use dragon naturally speaking, you needto practice working with the software. The softwareneeds to learn about your voice, and about the way yousay different words. Words such as midnight, interesting,computer, name, and spelling.TURN MICROPHONE ON<START MICROSOFT WORD>When starting to use dragon naturally speaking <COMMA>you need to practice working with the software <PERIOD>The software needs to learn about your voice <COMMA>and about the way you say different words <PERIOD>Words such as midnight <COMMA> interesting <COMMA>computer <COMMA> name <COMMA> and spelling<PERIOD> <STOP LISTENING>
  16. 16. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #1BIt was a dark and stormy night! The owl screeched in thetree and the wind howled. In the sky overhead there was ahint of the moon as it appeared occasionally from behindclouds only to be soon hidden again. Scary, oh my, scary!<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>It was a dark and stormy night <EXCLAMATION POINT> Theowl screeched in the tree and the wind howled <PERIOD> Inthe sky overhead there was a hint of the moon as it appearedoccasionally from behind clouds only to be soon hidden again<PERIOD> Scary <COMMA> oh my <COMMA> scary<EXCLAMATION POINT> <STOP LISTENING>
  17. 17. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #1CGoing to a restaurant is very, very fun! Why do I say this?Well where else can you get such a choice of differentfoods like at a restaurant? I really like pizza, pasta, sushi,hamburgers, and curry dishes.<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>Going to a restaurant is very <COMMA> very fun<EXCLAMATION POINT> Why do I say this <QUESTIONMARK> Well where else can you get such a choice ofdifferent foods like at a restaurant <QUESTION MARK> Ireally like pizza <COMMA> pasta <COMMA> sushi <COMMA>hamburgers <COMMA> and curry dishes <PERIOD><STOP LISTENING>
  18. 18. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordAdd / Insert Lines and Spaces ”New line” “New paragraph” “Press Enter” “Press Tab key” “Tab <n> times”
  19. 19. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordSelecting Text “Select that” “Select <xyz>” “Select next <n> words” “Select again” “Select previous paragraph” “Select document” “Select all” “Unselect that”
  20. 20. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordFormatting Text “Bullet | unbullet selection” “Make this lowercase | uppercase” “Bold the previous <number>words” "Cap <say word>" “Cap that" “All caps on | off” “Capitalize the previous line” “Underline this word”
  21. 21. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #2ASome jobs are mobile by their nature.People doing any work in the field, or in a store, or on theroad, are mobile by default. Having mobility is important.<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>Some jobs are mobile by their nature <PERIOD> <NEW LINE>People doing any work in the field <COMMA> or in a store<COMMA> or on the road <COMMA> are mobile by default<PERIOD> <PRESS ENTER><PRESS TAB KEY> Having mobility is important <PERIOD><SELECT HAVING MOBILITY IS IMPORTANT> <BOLD THIS><UNSELECT THIS><STOP LISTENING>
  22. 22. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #2BIn our dizzying world of click-and-go information, everyoneuses fast and frugal skimming strategies to evaluateinformation daily. Our challenge is to teach students toevaluate the accuracy of information they find.<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>In our dizzying world of click <HYPHEN> and <HYPHEN> goinformation <COMMA> everyone uses fast and frugal skimmingstrategies to evaluate information daily <PERIOD> Ourchallenge is to teach students to evaluate the accuracy ofinformation they find <PERIOD><SELECT FAST AND FRUGAL> <MAKE THIS UPPERCASE><UNSELECT THAT><STOP LISTENING>
  23. 23. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #2CWhen the microphone is on and Dragon Naturally Speakingis listening to you, speak as naturally as possible. Thedictation program works for: Word processing in Microsoft Word Spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel Some web browsing functions in Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet ExplorerTHIS IS TEXT IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
  24. 24. Understanding / Using Basic DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #2C<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>When the microphone is on and Dragon Naturally Speaking is <STARTBOLD> listening to you <STOP BOLD> <COMMA> speak as naturally aspossible <PERIOD> The dictation program works for <COLON> <NEWLINE><DASH> Word processing in <CAP> Microsoft <CAP> Word<NEW LINE><DASH> Spreadsheets in <CAP> Microsoft <CAP> Excel <NEW LINE><DASH> Some web browsing functions in <CAP> Mozilla <CAP> Firefoxand <CAP> Microsoft <CAP> Internet <CAP> Explorer <NEW LINE><ALL CAPS ON> THIS IS TEXT IN <START UNDERLINE> ALL CAPITALLETTERS <STOP UNDERLINE> <ALL CAPS OFF> <STOP LISTENING>
  25. 25. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordSpelling Out “Spell that” “Spell <cap a b t hyphen 5>”
  26. 26. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS Word To Enter... Say... . period , comma ! exclamation point | exclamation mark ( open paren ) close paren " open quote ” close quote @ at sign $ dollar sign | dollar | dollars + plus sign _ underscore - hyphen - dash ; semi colon ? question mark
  27. 27. Understanding / Using Furthet DNSVoice Commands Within MS Word To Enter... Say... 4 four 23 twenty three 179 one hundred seventy nine 5423 five thousand four hundred twenty three 5,423 five comma thousand four twenty three 0.03 zero point zero three 11/32 eleven over thirty two 781-565-5000 seven eight one five six five five thousand $99.50 ninety nine dollars and fifty cents 8:30 p.m. eight thirty pm 200 kg 200 kilograms 5’3” five feet 3 inches
  28. 28. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #3A Rosemary was playing, “The Agassiz Waltz” on hertrumpet. The judges of the music contest were listeningcarefully. When Rosemary was done she had a perfect score!<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH><PRESS TAB KEY> Rosemary was playing<COMMA><OPEN QUOTE> <CAP> The <CAP> Agassiz <CAP>Waltz<CLOSE QUOTE> on her trumpet <PERIOD> The judges of themusic contest were listening carefully <PERIOD> When <CAP>Rosemary was done she had a perfect score<EXCLAMATION POINT><SELECT AGASSIZ> <SPELL THAT> <CAP> A G A S S I Z <OK><STOP LISTENING>
  29. 29. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #3BThe telephone number for Yarrow Community School is 604-823-2243. Did you know there are more than 80,000 people inChilliwack? Gasoline currently costs $1.31 a litre.<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>The telephone number for <CAP> Yarrow <CAP> Community<CAP> School is 604 823 2243 <PERIOD> Did you know thereare more than 80 <COMMA> thousand people in Chilliwack<QUESTION MARK> Gasoline currently costs <ONE DOLLAR ANDTHIRTY ONE CENTS> a litre <PERIOD><SELECT YARROW> <SPELL THAT> <CAP> Y A R R O W <OK><STOP LISTENING>
  30. 30. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #3CMelon – Cream of SaskatchewanSmall, round green with stripes and smooth skin; has verysweet dense orange flesh and fragrant aroma. The largest ofthe cantaloupes (2-3 lbs) – quite superb. 80-85 days fromtransplant. ~50 seeds per packet.<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH><BOLD ON>Melon <DASH> <CAP> Cream of Sas katch ewan <BOLD OFF><NEW LINE> <CAP> Small <COMMA> round green with stripesand smooth skin <SEMI-COLON> has very sweet dense orangeflesh and fragrant aroma <PERIOD> The largest of thecantaloupes <OPEN PAREN> 2 <DASH> 3 <POUNDS> <CLOSEPAREN> <DASH> quite superb <PERIOD> 80 <DASH> 85 daysfrom transplant <PERIOD> <TILDE> 50 seeds per packet<PERIOD>
  31. 31. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordMove the Cursor “Move left <n> characters “Move down <n> lines” "Move to beginning | end of line" "Move to beginning | end of paragraph" “Go to end [of line]” “Go to top | bottom” “Page up | down” “Insert before <xyz>”
  32. 32. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordEdit Text “Delete line” “Delete last <n> words” “Delete that” “Backspace <n>” “Scratch that” “Undo that” “Cut that” “Copy that” “Paste that”
  33. 33. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #4AHeirloom tomatoes have been around for at least 50 years andcome from seed. If you save the seed from a ripe heirloomtomato and sow it the next year, you will get a tomato plantjust like the parent.<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>Heirloom tomatoes have been around for at least 50 years andthey come from seed <PERIOD> If you save the seed from aripe heirloom tomato and sow it the next year <COMMA> youwill get a tomato plant just like the parent <PERIOD><STOP LISTENING>
  34. 34. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #4A<WAKE UP><MOVE TO BEGINNING OF PARAGRAPH><SELECT SENTENCE><DELETE THAT>Did you know that heirloom tomatoes have been around for along time <QUESTION MARK><INSERT BEFORE TOMATO PLANT> big <COMMA> beautiful<SELECT HEIRLOOM> 1<COPY THAT><MOVE TO END OF PARAGRAPH><NEW LINE> <PASTE THAT><STOP LISTENING>
  35. 35. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #4BIt is almost time for the annual corn maze festival. FarmerBrown is excited. This year he is making a Statue of Libertycorn maze.<WAKE UP> <NEW PARAGRAPH>It is almost time for the annual corn maze festival <PERIOD>Farmer Brown is very excited <PERIOD> This year he ismaking a <CAP> Statue of <CAP> Liberty corn maze <PERIOD><STOP LISTENING>
  36. 36. Understanding / Using Further DNSVoice Commands Within MS WordExample Script #4B<WAKE UP><SELECT CORN> 1<CAP THAT><SELECT MAZE> 1<CAP THAT><SELECT FESTIVAL><CAP THAT><INSERT BEFORE EXCITED> very<GO TO TOP><MOVE DOWN 12 LINES><GO TO BOTTOM><STOP LISTENING>
  37. 37. Exporting Profile Export profile to take work from today and use back at your school site Can be done with student profiles as well to make more portable and not locked to one computer Start DNS Select PROFILE > MANAGE USER PROFILE > ADVANCED > EXPORT Save user profile if asked to by DNS Browse for Folder > COMPUTER > USB Drive (STORE N GO D:) > OK
  38. 38. Importing Profile Import profile to take work from today and use back at your school site Start DNS (Select CANCEL if DNS tries to create a new profile for you) Select PROFILE > MANAGE USER PROFILES > ADVANCED > IMPORT Browse for Folder > COMPUTER > USB Drive (STORE N GO D:) > OK

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