My Fingers Are Jinxed

Last Update: August 10, 2011

Only a few days ago I was cutting a slice of bread and got a
little close to my left index finger and , cue large bandage on my finger and a
sudden loss of typing skills!

Then today I was the pots when one broke and sliced my right index
finger, roll out another bandage.

It is times like this that I am very glad I have, and use, Dragon
Naturally Speaking! If you have not used text to speech software for a number
of years it might be worth giving it a try. For those people who can’t type
quickly it can speed up your article writing many times over.

I actually type pretty quick, hence all the errors on my forum
posts, but I still like to use Dragon now and then. It great advantage is I can
lean back in my chair, close my eyes and just speak an article out. I find
typing while leaning back with my eyes shut hard.

If you ever give it a go then do get a decent microphone, pick one
that is on their compatibility chart. It does not have to be expensive, but
there are lots of mics out there whose quality is too low to work properly for
such dictation software.

You will find a list of compatible mics here:

http://support.nuance.com/compatibility/



 

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jestefan Premium
Internet marketers should insure their fingers :-)
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angib88 Premium
Thanks for the info! It has been a long time since I tried text-to-speech software. I will have to give it a try. It's probably good to have for just-in-case reasons. I'm a little accident-prone myself haha
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stadium Premium
I never used Dragon but have thought about it after watching a youtube video of a guy showing how simple and fast it can make writing. I also think for many people it could improve the content of their writing. If you are anything like me sometimes what you really want to say, how oyu want to say it get lost in the transfer of from the mind, to the hand to the keyboard. Words and thoughts come much more naturally straight from my mouth.
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Pobman Premium
You can edit with your voice quite easily, when you do this you actually train it each correction so it gets better and better. I have had the program for quite a while now so it has been adapted to me. One good thing is when they release new versions you can always import your old voice files, so you dont have to start training all over! It is not cheap software though, so probably worth checking out a trial version first. Just remember you need a good microphone, most really cheap ones just will not work.
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jatdebeaune Premium
Hmmm, I don't know anyone who has used Dragon until now. Sounds like a great tool. When you want to edit what you have dictated, do you type it in? I imagine your articles read like you speak. Nice.
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