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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 Premium

Create documents, spreadsheets and email, schedule appointments or search the web - just by talking!

Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® 11.5 Premium provides a whole new way to interact with your PC - using speech instead of a keyboard and mouse - to help you work faster and more efficiently. Dragon Premium turns ideas into text at the speed of thought so you can communicate more freely and naturally. Just say words and watch them appear on the computer screen - three times faster than typing - with no typos! Tell your PC what to do and it obeys your commands. Get more done faster:

  • Dictate, edit and format documents
  • Create spreadsheets and presentations
  • Search the Web or desktop
  • Send email and instant messages
  • Create appointments and schedules
  • Use a Bluetooth® wireless headset or convert your iPhone® or iPod touch® into a wireless microphone for the ultimate dictation convenience at your PC
  • Use a digital voice recorder to capture notes for later transcription

Dragon includes everything users need to get started, including a high-quality headset. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium Wireless includes a wireless headset and Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium Mobile includes a digital voice recorder.

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  • A personal assistant for the PC
    With Dragon, you say words and they appear on the computer screen - three times faster than typing - with up to 99% accuracy right out of the box. You can even personalise Dragon with custom word lists and formatting preferences. Dragon gets more accurate over time as it learns your word choices and writing style.
  • More accurate than ever before
    Dragon delivers significantly improved accuracy, reducing recognition errors by up to 15% over Dragon 10. Plus, it detects hardware resources and automatically sets up the recommended configuration for optimal performance.
  • Control your computer by voice

    More Dragon Voice Shortcuts: Just say what you want to do, and Dragon does it. In addition to simple commands that create email, schedule appointments and search the Web or desktop, you can use "Search [website] for [xyz]" commands to conduct specific searches on the Web or within the Nuance technical Knowledge Base. Update Facebook or Twitter with a simple voice command.

    Custom Commands: Dragon works the way you work. You can create custom voice commands - quickly and easily - to insert frequently used text and/or graphics for dramatic time savings.
  • Be more creative and productive - anywhere
    Dragon keeps up with your mind, instantly transforming ideas into text - with no typos. So you can focus on content instead of typing and spelling for higher quality, more detailed results. For optimal convenience, you can:
    • Stand up, walk around the room - there's no need to be tethered to your PC when you use Dragon with a wireless headset. Or choose the new Dragon Remote Microphone application which converts your iPhone or iPod touch into a wireless microphone via WiFi.
    • Dictate notes using a digital voice recorder to capture thoughts while they're still fresh in your mind. And training recorders has never been easier.
    Creating a user profile for a digital voice recorder is fast and easy. Plus, Dragon now directly accepts more audio file formats.
  • Easy to use
    • The Dragon Sidebar allows you to discover and access key commands and tips by putting them in one convenient desktop location. Its content automatically changes depending on which window is currently active.
    • Dragon works with most Windows® applications - Microsoft® Word, Excel®, Outlook®, Internet Explorer®, OpenOffice® Writer and more - making the applications you rely on every day faster and easier to use.

With improved accuracy and faster performance, amazing technology advances, and powerful new voice commands, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 delivered a faster, better and simply smarter speech recognition solution. In the year since Dragon 11's release, Nuance has continued to explore ways to make the software even easier to use. The result is Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5 (a free upgrade for version 11 customers), a point release that is jam-packed with new product features and improvements to existing capabilities.

The new Dragon Remote Microphone application turns your iPhone into a wireless microphone, making it easier – and more comfortable – for users to capture their thoughts and ideas without letting the keyboard get in their way. Version 11.5 also makes it easier to configure Dragon for usage with a digital recorder when you're away from your computer. New voice commands, such as the ability to post to Facebook and Twitter by voice along with new formatting and editing commands, help version 11.5 customers get more done on their computers. Version 11.5 also adds support for the latest new applications and operating systems, and it incorporates user interface and usability enhancements to user profile creation, the Dragon Sidebar, the correction process, and more!


New Audio Input Options

  • iPhone as Wireless Microphone: Most customers use Dragon by speaking directly to their computer using the microphone included with their Dragon software purchase. But some users can be frustrated by wearing a headset that tethers them to the PC. With the introduction of the free Dragon Remote Microphone application (available in the Apple app store), users can achieve the same great accurate transcription using a device many already have: their iPhone! The Dragon Remote Microphone app converts a user's iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4, iPad and iPad 2 or iPod Touch 4th gen running iOS 4.2, or later into a wireless microphone via WiFi.

Time-Saving Voice Commands

  • New Facebook and Twitter Commands: Users can easily update Facebook by saying "Post to Facebook", "Post to Facebook [text]," or "Post that to Facebook." Tweets are quickly captured by voice: a user selects dictated or typed text (via mouse or voice command), and says "Post that to Twitter." Additional Twitter commands include "Tweet [text]" (English only) and "Post to Twitter [text]."
  • New Text Formatting Commands: The new "Quote that" and "Bracket that" commands can be applied to the last utterance or current selection. In addition, the new "Empty Quotes" and "Empty Brackets" commands can be used if a customer knows ahead of time the next utterance should be quoted/bracketed.

Improved Correcting and Editing

  • Handling Multiple Matches in Text: Dragon 11 introduced the ability to quickly and easily apply correcting, formatting and editing commands to one or all items when the command could apply to multiple instances of text. Version 11.5 introduces a new "Undo all" command. The new command is active only immediately after the user gives a "Choose all" command.
  • More Usable Spelling Window: The Spelling Window (allowing users to type or spell out something Dragon was not able to transcribe) is now resizable horizontally and delivers more readable options for alternate words and phrases, making it easier for users to modify or correct text.

Easier than Ever to Use Dragon with a Digital Voice Recorder

  • Enhanced Recorder Enrollment: The minimum reading time required to train Dragon with a recorder was reduced from 15 to 4 minutes in Dragon 11. Version 11.5 now improves the enrollment user interface by guiding the user through a simplified, clear set of instructions to set-up Dragon for use with a portable device.
  • Enhanced Recorder Transcription Experience: Dragon 11.5 enhances the usability and user interface of the recorder transcription feature. These enhancements improve the transcription workflow and help the user understand how to use Dragon to transcribe, including options that will affect the transcription process.

User Interface and Usability Enhancements

  • Revised Dragon Sidebar: Introduced in Version11, the Dragon Sidebar helps users to discover and remember common commands by enabling them to glance at or explore global commands (including mouse commands), application-specific commands and custom-created commands, as well as tips. The Dragon Sidebar's contents change depending on what window is currently active. Version 11.5 delivers additional application contexts to the Sidebar (including WordPad, Vocabulary Editor and Command Browser) and layout improvements to maximize content and readability. To encourage more users to take advantage of this helpful "desktop assistant," version 11.5 adds a link in the Sidebar to the Dragon Tutorial (English only).
  • More usable toolbar (the DragonBar): The DragonBar, revised to improve usability in Version11, gathers Dragon's indicators, icons and written messages. Version 11.5 adds a link to the Tech Support website from the DragonBar's Help menu so that customers can more quickly and easily address technical questions and concerns.

Getting Started with Dragon is Faster and Easier

  • Faster and Easier to Create a User Profile: User profile creation was redesigned in Version11 to be simple and conversational. Version 11.5 user interface enhancements make it more clear how users can improve accuracy by having Dragon analyze existing documents. Version 11.5 also improves system messages regarding scheduled program tasks (such as Accuracy Tuning), making it easier for users to take advantage of these features. The new system messages list requirements for tasks to run, explain how to change scheduled tasks and provide direct access to online help.
  • Enhanced Profile Upgrade Wizard: Version 11.5 helps existing customers realize how many profiles will be upgraded. Customers are encouraged to run Accuracy Tuning to be sure the highest levels of recognition accuracy are carried over to the upgraded user profile.

Enhanced Software Support

  • Internet Explorer 9: Building on existing compatibility with Internet Explorer, Dragon 11.5 introduces new commands that leverage new capabilities within the latest version of Internet Explorer, released in March 2011. New commands include "Pin this [web] site | page" which creates an icon for the current web site on the Start menu, and "Go to [the] one box [bar]" since Internet Explorer 9 uses the address bar for URLs and searches.
  • Windows Live Mail 2011 (V15): Dragon 11.5 offers the same level of support offered for Windows Live Mail 2009 (V14).
  • OpenOffice Writer version 3.3: Support for OpenOffice Writer, which was launched with Dragon 11, includes dictation, correction, selection, and playback. Dragon 11.5 extends this support to the latest version of OpenOffice Writer, released in January 2011.
  • Operating Systems: Dragon 11.5 supports Windows 7 SP1 (released February 2011) and supports Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (released February 2011).

Turn talk into text
Say words and watch them appear on your computer screen in Word, WordPerfect, Excel, Outlook and more -- three times faster than typing -- with up to 99% recognition accuracy right out of the box.

Unlock your creativity
Transform ideas into text at the speed of thought; don't let typing slow you down. Play back what you've written for easy proofing.

Work comfortably
Control your PC in a relaxed, handsfree mode without constantly reaching for your keyboard or mouse. Say goodbye to repetitive strain injuries.

Use virtually any windows application
Create reports, spreadsheets or presentations; send email, create tasks or schedule meetings; surf the Web; post to Facebook or Twitter or download your favourite music -- using just your voice.

Multi-task like never before
Tell your PC what to do, like "Send email to Jon Smith and Raphael Sanchez" or "Search maps for Internet marketing companies in London" to work faster and smarter. Complete multiple steps with a single voice command.

Work your way
Personalise Dragon with custom word lists and voice commands that reflect the kind of work you do; set options and formatting preferences, too.

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Be productive on the go
Use your iPhone or iPod as a wireless microphone for great recognition accuracy without being tethered to your PC by a traditional microphone. You can also dictate into a Nuance-approved digital voice recorder from anywhere, at any time, for Dragon to transcribe later.

The install process checks that your system meets the minimum requirements; if they are not met, Dragon NaturallySpeaking will not be installed.

  • CPU: minimum 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® or equivalent AMD processor or 1.66 GHz Intel® Atom® processor. We recommend 1.8 GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor. (IMPORTANT: SSE2 instruction set required)
  • Processor Cache: minimum 512 KB. We recommend 2 MB.
  • Free hard disk space: 2.5 GB
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, 32-bit only
    • Windows Server 2003 and 2008, SP1, SP2 and R2, 32-bit and 64-bit
  • RAM: minimum 1 GB for Windows XP and Windows Vista and 2 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008. We recommend 2 GB RAM for Windows XP and Windows Vistaand 4 GB for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003/2008 64-bit.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher (free download at
  • Creative® Labs Sound Blaster® 16 or equivalent sound card supporting 16-bit recording
  • DVD-ROM drive required for installation
  • Nuance-approved noise-cancelling headset microphone (included in purchase). See details at (includes Bluetooth microphones, recorders and Tablet PCs).

*This edition of Dragon does not support dictation directly into Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems. For EMR support, please use Dragon Medical Edition.

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