Tobenworked hard this morning to install Dragon dictates on my new computer. Capital it's took a bit longer than expected
But after going through the tutorial and playing around with it some, I think I have just about figured out how to use it to blog.
the good thing is that I cannot hear myself through the headset that is attached to the microphone. I think that would drive me absolutely crazy!
I am excited to see how this will work; it will take me a while to get used to speaking a blog post instead of typing or writing it
my voice is still not quite back to normal and I sound funny to myself – sort of like I'm coming down with a cold. I do not talk a lot most days so my voice often feels scratchy. I have cleared my throat once or twice so far and nothing strange showed up in what is being typed, so that is good.
I have always felt more comfortable expressing myself through my fingers as I type rather than speaking off-the-cuff typing gives me extra time to process exactly what I want to say
luckily, I have never been one to hem and haw or say um a lot while I am speaking, which would show up as I dictate
I do realize that while dictating with this software I cannot talk to myself out loud, which may turn out to be a good thing since it would give everyone reading I look into my crazy self :-)
a quick update on the rest of life: school started for the girls this week and the week has gone Well.
I have also learned that I cannot talk to anyone else in the room while dictating or it inserts part of that conversation into my dictation.
D Dragon is not recognizing then names of my family, so I willneed to teach it how to spell the girls' names as well as all of my other friends and family.
I do think I have the hang of this for the most part, so I am going to click publish and see what happens.
Have a terrific Friday and happy weekend to all of you.
love, Joa gonne