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Considering to move to dictation, I would like to know from the experienced Dragon users out here which edition (of the current version 15) is required/ best suited to dictate in Studio.
Is the Home version suffcient or does one need Dragon Professional Individual?
How does one dictate in the Editor, with the "dictation box" or without?
Thanks a lot in advance for your helpful feedback.
That's a good question, I've never used the Home edition, so I can't comment. Hopefully someone who has will chime in. Nuance has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so it may be worth trying before committing…
I use the Professional Individual version, which gives you lots of flexibility when it comes to creating commands and custom scripts to make your dictation (and work) more efficient. I dictate directly into Studio, but know of some colleagues who prefer using the dictation box, so I guess it's a matter of preference. A good microphone, and, if possible, a USB sound card makes a big difference, so I would suggest looking into that.
Thanks a lot for this fast reply.
I am aware of the advantages that the DPI version offers in terms of text control, having read your blog post on the subject.
As I also get often asked by some of my customers which version they should use, I wanted to be sure that the Home version will also work if one does not need the text control functionality.
That's a good question, I've never used the Home edition, so I can't comment. Hopefully someone who has will chime in. Nuance has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so it may be worth trying before committing completely to one version.
I think, as a translator, you also need to take into account that with the Home Edition, you only have one language, and with the DPI version, you have your language of choice + English. I have always been told that the Home version was too basic for a professional translator, but you can see a comparison of the feature here: https://www.nuanceonlinestore.com/nuance-solutions/dragon-compare.html. The creation of custom word lists and the usability with PPT also seem very useful features for translators.