22 Jun 09 10:53 am
Brian, I'm still Using Dragon Naturally Speaking 8.1 and have no need for anything else.
It worked fine out of the box with minimal training and after that it was more or less learning how to correct and edit using the software, that took about a week or so with everyday use.
Now i can crack out an 1800 word peice in notepad in about 10 minutes. It dictates into dozens of different programs chat, word processing, xsite pro etc and saves me a ton of time in writing articles.
I also use it when browsing for content to gather notes for research and am just getting to the stage where i can read something on a web site and translate that directly into my content notes in the way i want them to be read effectivly researching and writing the article at the same time.
I do a bit of editing and restructuring once the main article is written. It saves me heaps of time! i would recommend it to anybody. It is well worth the time it takes to train it as it comes back to you later in time savings of hrs if not days or weeks.