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Re: 1 Week Training My Dragon
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2014, 12:30:05 PM »
Sarah -- if you want to actually have the dragon software turn your spoken words into text via your phone live, then I guess you would need to connect your phone to your computer.

However, you are probably better off just recording onto your phone and later taking that recording and putting into the dragon software using the transcribing option. Assuming the recording on your phone is good enough.

Transcribing is an option on Dragon Naturally Speaking (for the PC) only on the premium edition, I gather. It's included already in the Mac version.

The above is what I have learned form looking at it today.  8)

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« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2014, 12:33:50 PM »


Transcribing is an option on Dragon Naturally Speaking (for the PC) only on the premium edition, I gather. It's included already in the Mac version.

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« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2014, 12:40:47 PM »
Yeah, I named mine "Pete".

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Re: 1 Week Training My Dragon
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2014, 01:39:52 PM »
Awwww. I LOVE the name Pete.

Alright everyone, if you have a dragon, share the name! :)



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« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2014, 02:52:48 PM »
I think the $300 version i saw on Ebay included some sort of headset.  Is the Mac Dictate version the same thing as 4.0?  I can't find that $99 link. Is that a UK thing?  I did find the $149.99 link.  There is a $99 link on the same site for a "Naturally speaking home edition." Is this different from the 4.0?  I'd like to make sure I buy the right version.

Good to know that the $20 3.0 version seen on Ebay doesn't work with the latest OS.

The $99 link I posted up earlier is for the U.S. download version of Mac Dictate 4.0. You would need to get your own headset. You could set the microphone to internal and plug in your hands free headset from your phone to you laptop. The wireless headset I use in the middle of the livingroom with the TV on and both kids playing still gives me 95% accuracy on the Dragon's notepad.

Dragon Home or Premium is for the PC. If you have Dragon Home 12.0, do not take the free update to 12.5. It will corrupt your profile. Go either to 13.0 or skip the "free" update.

 You'll need Mac Dictate 4.0 to work with the latest OS.

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« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2014, 02:55:17 PM »
I have no idea why, but each time I read the title of this thread it takes my nerdy-geeky-filthy mind to an odd place. I can't help it. Each and every time it causes me to think of something dirty in a fantasy realm. Sue me.

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« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2014, 04:53:30 PM »
Does it transcribe into Scrivener?
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« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2014, 04:56:16 PM »
Does it transcribe into Scrivener?

I use Dragon on my PC and put my words right into Scrivener.

Not sure about a Mac.


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« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2014, 05:21:26 PM »
After reading your post I decide also give dragon dictation a go, but with the iPhone app. I read up on it and set it up for Monday.

My normal word count is 2000 per day over 3 hours. (Lunch break & when my daughters in bed).
Monday - I ended up writing 3000 in 2hours! I was over the moon.
Tuesday - 3000 - 2hrs
Wednesday - 2000 1 1/2 hrs
Thursday - 1500 - 1hr

I'm sold! And looking forward to the drive to work to get my word count in :D


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« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2014, 06:59:06 PM »
I love my DRAGON!!!

This morning, fed kiddo, made coffee, then I climbed back in bed and snuggled down to dictate more. The 22 minute file > 1300 words. And it's gotten sooooooooo much better, there were hardly any mistakes! I mean I'm actually moving multiple paragraphs before I'm having to make changes!! It's transcribing the second file now.. that one is 27 minutes and more skeleton (a ball). I know I will want to add detail to that with type. It's longer but has waaay more silence there as I thought through the scene while I was trying to dictate it.

Either way, 48 minutes snuggled in bed produced 2500 raw words to play with. Not shabby at all!

And thanks for the NAME tip! Lady Catherine de Bourgh is now Gertrude! :) LOL.

Did you say which version you use. Elizabeth?

Now, I'm going BACK to bed to go snuggle down and dictate more. I don't think I will EVER write another scene completely with just type. It's so prosaic LOL

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Re: 1 Week Training My Dragon
« Reply #60 on: December 13, 2014, 07:02:26 PM »
I use Dragon 4 for Mac. I use a sony recorder to dictate, computer to edit.

I'm at 7k so far for today of new words dictated and edited.


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« Reply #61 on: December 13, 2014, 07:11:56 PM »
Awesome, Mine is 12.5 but I noticed it gave me an option to upgrade to 13 for pc at a discount if I want to. Mine is also the student/teacher version and has all the stuff that is included with premium. I had to prove I was a teacher though lol. I named mine Shadesilver after one of the dragons in my fantasy novels.

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« Reply #62 on: December 13, 2014, 07:18:11 PM »
Mark Tyson - I would upgrade to DNS 13. I found a marked improvement between DNS 12 and DNS 13. ;-)

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« Reply #63 on: December 13, 2014, 07:34:24 PM »
Mark Tyson - I would upgrade to DNS 13. I found a marked improvement between DNS 12 and DNS 13. ;-)

Thanks, I kind of already made up my mind that I would upgrade and now I definitely will! I only have one more problem with Dragon. My two cats Khleesi and Evane think I am talking to them and they gather at my feet and start meowing! I guess I am going to have to shut my computer room door!

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« Reply #64 on: December 13, 2014, 08:21:09 PM »
I'm in. Got mine this afternoon. Cannot believe how fast and how accurate this app is. I was trying to use Mac's built-in dictation app that comes free with Mac the last couple of days as I was following this thread, but then decided on the Dragon. It's at least twice as fast as  the freebie. I'm working on a first draft of new book that is due February 20. This new way of doing things is going to considerably speed this up. I'm loving it!

For anyone who is interested, I'm using a Hushnoise wireless headphone mic and it works terrifically well.

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Re: 1 Week Training My Dragon
« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2014, 10:30:36 PM »
I have to ask, don't you feel self conscious talking your stories out loud? That's what puts me off. Maybe if I lived alone... or I could pretend to myself I'm telling stories to the dog.

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« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2014, 10:31:05 PM »
I just wanted to chime in and say that this post also convinced me to give DNS a try. I attempted to make the switch more than a decade ago, but was using a pair of very low-quality mics and didn't really *have* to make it work.

I'm not looking forward to the week or two transitioning from typing to speaking, but I figure it won't be too much worse than the change from QWERTY to DVORAK that I did about this time last year (seriously though that was a pretty traumatic experience--especially once I started writing my next novel in Jan).

The speed increase or reduced wear and tear on the wrists either one would make it worth it. If I can manage to capture both of those benefits this will be time well spent--here's hoping for 15 novels in 2015 :)

Thanks for the heads up, Elizabeth!

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« Reply #67 on: December 13, 2014, 11:05:36 PM »
My story-typing brain isn't the same as my speaking story brain. But perhaps all I needed was to stick with it.

I started out writing down stories long-hand and then typing the pages up later. I quickly realized that wasn't sustainable, so I decided that I needed to skip the long-hand portion of my process. I remember it taking a few days before I could ignore the typing enough to focus on the writing (I wasn't a bad typist, it was just adding in a new variable).

I really struggled talking out my story back when I tried DNS the first time, but I remember thinking that it was probably just similar to when I'd first started typing my stories--something that would go away with practice. I discontinued my DNS experiment back then almost completely because I couldn't get the accuracy up to an acceptable level.

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« Reply #68 on: December 14, 2014, 01:04:59 AM »
I just heard a commercial for a sale on Dragon. It's $74 and some change. It's the latest version, they said, and it includes two units plus something I didn't hear because I was moving around.

Elizabeth, I've enjoyed reading about your progress training your dragon, and how many words you're getting. It's amazing. Now I know when the day comes I have to change things up that Dragon is a viable option.
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« Reply #69 on: December 14, 2014, 04:58:44 AM »
Awwww. I LOVE the name Pete.

Alright everyone, if you have a dragon, share the name! :)



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« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2014, 05:32:02 AM »
 I just wanted to say that I am so tickled that my experimentation and data has helped others decide if getting a dragon is right for them. This is dictated by the way. The fact that I'm now able to  do days of 9000, 7000, etc. and not feel any pain is this year's Christmas present to myself!

Even though I've been using this for a week, and  I know that dictation is faster than typing, I still have to mentally tell myself  "you're going to dictate"  because I am still trying to overcome years of typing my thoughts. That's where data for my sessions of how many words to my type in a half-hour, how many words to I type in an hour when I'm writing stories, how many words do I dictate in a 20 minute session, how long does it take to edit those dictated words all helped me overcome that stigma.   not kidding I have a sheet of paper with all of that data written on it right on my desk. It probably will be some time before he truly think of dictation first and typing second to tell my stories.

I also admit that I have a pretty good set up to be able to dictate. My house is quiet all day when the kids are in school. I live in a rather large house  (it was more or less handed to us by a man in my husband's office who is retiring) that is three stories including the basement. I have a bedroom that is just my office and I  can close the door. I have not always had this wonderful environment to write in. when I wrote canceled for example I had a brand-new baby who was mobile and a little netbook and a living room couch to sit on. So environment does play a big role as well, but I didn't dictate a little bit in front of complete strangers at a casino. So it can be done, but I agree it's a little weird.

I love all of the Dragon names! Time for me to go dictate and then make them sparkle, dictate and then make them words sparkle!  I have learned that piling up a huge count of words dictated is a bad idea. I get daunted when there's more than 2000 or 3000 to go over and the bad procrastination voice takes over in my head :-)


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« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2014, 05:37:06 AM »
I'm fortunate that my kids are 19 and 20 and aren't home a lot of the time, but since I write e-rom, I am indeed going to feel self-conscious dictating certain scenes. But the potential benefits would be worth it to me.

I'd really love to get to the point where I could dictate and walk. Not sure how I could do that, but it would be great to exercise and write at the same time. I have a treadmill desk, but I ended up just using that when I'm watching TV.
 

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Re: 1 Week Training My Dragon
« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2014, 12:59:26 PM »
I've decided to take the plunge. I'm downloading DNS 13 from Amazon right now. It was $49, and I like the idea of having the software there in the cloud when I upgrade my computer.

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« Reply #73 on: December 14, 2014, 01:56:24 PM »
Okay, I have been writing with Dragon all morning. I'm already hooked. I'm still using 12.5 but I plan to upgrade to 13 soon. It's much more accurate than I remember the first time I tried it. In fact I'm dictating this right now. I've also noticed that it's a much faster way to write.

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« Reply #74 on: December 14, 2014, 03:33:47 PM »
Thank you so much for posting this, Elizabeth. I'm two hours into using it and I'm already sold. The ability to write while walking and gesticulating is great, and I'm having a lot of fun adding emotion to dialogue when speaking.