Comparing NaturallySpeaking Version Features

Comparison of Apples to Oranges

The Preferred Edition includes the ability to create and use custom text and graphics macros.  For example, with this feature one could create a list of email addresses that could be called up by saying, “Bob’s Email,” “Susan’s Email,” “Sandra’s Email.”  In addition, blocks of already-created text could be dropped into the document with a command.  The Premium Edition is best for those one who want to use speech recognition once in a while.  It is great for basic dictation, but the efficiency features are built into the Professional, Medical and Legal Editions.  For example, in the Premium Edition the Natural Language Commands are not available in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint or Lotus Notes.

Professional, Medical and Legal Suites
These give users the full capability of the Dragon NaturallySpeaking program.  The additional features are tools that solve problems and improve efficiency.  With custom commands one can have a full set of easy-to-remember and fast-to-execute commands for navigating, formatting text, and editing text.  CompuTALK provides a set of custom macros that make NaturallySpeaking do what you want quickly.

Learn more about macros in the video below:

The SpeakEASY DVD helps the user learn to use Dragon NaturallySpeaking efficiently and teaches how to create custom macros.The Professional, Medical and Legal Suites also come with:

  • Delayed Editing.   This feature will save the audio with the text file.  One may edit later or have support staff do the editing.  This is a huge time savings.  No longer do attorneys or doctors need to do all their own editing.  Just dictate the text and have the support staff review the document and edit it right in Microsoft Word!

Learn more about Delayed Edit in the video below:

  • Use of Multiple Vocabularies.  A user could have one vocabulary designed for medicine and another vocabulary for personal use.  A single user could also have various-sized vocabularies.
  • Roaming User.  This allows users to keep their user profile updated from any networked computer.  The profile could be on a network drive or a single computer’s drive that is accessible to the other computers.
  • Custom Macros.  Though it is mentioned above, I must stress again the importance of custom macros.  These macros are easier to remember and they solve problems.  This is the main feature that helps people use Dragon NaturallySpeaking with success and satisfaction.
  • Specialty Vocabularies for Legal and Medical Suites.  These vocabularies are optimized for their specialties.   Accuracy is everything.  The right vocabulary will do the best job.

CompuTALK Macros
We provide a set of custom macros for $195 that streamlines the Dragon NaturallySpeaking experience.  They help with correcting, editing, navigating, formatting and much more.  They are intuitive, such as Print File and Today’s Date.  They are easy to remember, such as Delete 3 will delete that many words.

If you plan to use speech recognition for years to come, it makes sense to invest in the program that will help you to be the most efficient.   Having the right macros, vocabularies, and delayed editing will save you time.  To get your work done faster, with easier-to-remember commands, purchase the Professional, Medical or Legal Suite.

FEATURE

PROFESSIONAL

    PREFERRED

Microphone Included Yes Yes
Short Set-up and User Enrollment Yes Yes
Dictate into Most Microsoft® Windows®-based Applications Yes Yes
No Training Required Yes Yes
New Tutorials Yes Yes
Support for Non-standard Edit Controls Yes Yes
Select-And-Say Indicator Yes Yes
Support for Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird. Yes Yes
Control Menus and Dialog Boxes in Most Microsoft® Windows® XP & Windows® 2000-based Applications by Voice Yes Yes
Simultaneous Dictation and Command Modes Yes Yes
Format and Edit by Voice Yes Yes
Mouse Control by Voice Yes Yes
Nothing But Speech (NBS)™ Natural Punctuation Yes Yes
USB Audio Support Yes Yes
Performance Optimizer Yes Yes
Natural Punctuation Yes Yes
Say Web and Browser Links by Voice Yes Yes
Award-Winning RealSpeak™ 2 Text-to-Speech Yes Yes
Dictation Playback Yes Yes
Use with Handheld Digital Recorder Yes Yes
Dictate into Pocket PC or palmOne™ Tungsten Yes Yes
Smart Formatting Yes Yes
Support for Cordless or Array Microphones Yes
Save Audio with Text Dictation Yes
Third-Party Correction Yes
Roaming User Yes
Smart Commands Yes
Create Multiple Custom Vocabularies Yes
Macro Creation Tools

FEATURE

PROFESSIONAL

PREFERRED

Text and Graphics Dictation Shortcuts Yes Yes
Complex Macro Support Yes
Macro Recorder Yes
Basic Scripting Commands Yes
Advanced Microsoft® VBA-compatible Scripting Yes
Specialized Application Support

FEATURE

PROFESSIONAL

PREFERRED

Internet Explorer 5, 6 Yes Yes
AOL® 6, 7, 8, 9 Yes Yes
Word® 2000, XP, 2003 Yes Yes
WordPerfect® 10, 11, 12 Yes Yes
Outlook® Express 5, 6 Yes
Excel 2000, XP, 2003 Yes Yes
Support for Bluetooth Microphones Yes Yes
AutoTranscribe Folder Yes Yes
Citrix Thin Client Dictation Support Yes
Outlook® 2000, XP, 2003 Yes
PowerPoint® 2000, XP, 2003 Yes
Lotus Notes® 6, 7 Yes
InfoPath® Yes
“Voice Notations” Feature for Microsoft Word Yes

Enterprise Features

FEATURE

PROFESSIONAL

PREFERRED

MSI Installer Yes Yes
Import/export User Files Yes Yes
Roaming User Yes
Import/export macros Yes
Import/export Vocabularies Yes
Specialized Vocabularies Available for Purchase Yes
Network Tools for Centralized Vocabulary Management Yes
Section 508 Certified Yes

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