Quote:> if Dragon Systems Naturally Speaking Preferred can handle things like dialogue
> contained in quotations? Can I insert quotation marks with a voice command
> while writing (speaking), or do I have to go back and add (type) them? Can
> Dragon's NS deal with new paragraph tabs and the like?
My writing needs quotation marks, sometimes inside other quotation
marks, tabs etc.. Both Via Voice 98 and Dragon Naturally
Speaking can do all of that and more. (I use Dragon NS Professional.)
You say "Open Quotes" (e.g.).
Ideally I think you would use one of them with WordPerfect 8 or
Word 97, as the built-in support is best for those programs
and you can do more with them, by voice, than with the
voice programs' own text editor.
I find that for this kind of writing it makes sense to train
the programs not in the recommended way, reading the supplied
passages straight through, and pausing only at commas,
but pausing where you feel like pausing. NaturallySpeaking,
anyway, will then get used to your pausing to think (!),
though it will still "prefer" extremely rapid and genuinely
-- I don't seem to pay a price in recognition quality by doing this,
but I may: it seems worth taking a slight hit so I can compose
straight into the software.
But if you are new to voice software you might be better off
keeping to the recommendations.
See also http://idt.net/~edrose19/page7.html and Susan Fulton's
page at www.out-loud.com. Both sites are run and maintained
by a user. Susan Fulton's has a chart comparing programs.
This post is also an "ad" for the user groups listed there!
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