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Thread poster: Tom Hamilton
Tom Hamilton
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Mar 5, 2008

I see a great deal of DNS interest in this community so I thought I’d drop of this information to hopefully resolve some of your questions. If allowed I would very much like to stop by every now and then and answer any other questions that come up on this forum.

1. If you’re using Vista you should have 3-4 GB of RAM. For an XP platform we like to see 2 GB of RAM. The software will run on less but won’t be as effective.

NOTE: If you're looking at buying a new computer to use with DNS I would consider looking at ASUS computers. Regardless of what system you by, you want a Core2 Duo 2 GHz or better CPU speed, 2 GB of RAM an XP platform (3 GB on Vista), 2 - 4 MB of L2 cache, a SATA hard drive of at least 100 GB although you may be able get 160 for about the same price. Your soundcard will be important so go with a mid to high end Soundblaster or other aftermarket soundcard.



2. If you’re not using a high end inter don’t depend on the integrated soundcard in your computer as it is probably poorly shielded. Get yourself an external soundcard (USB Pod) and use a USB port on the back of your computer as opposed to the front.

3. Here is a copy of the manual we wrote for version 9. It’s designed as version 9.5 upgrade manual but if you are a new user to DNS you can download a full copy manual at KnowBrainer.com. KnowBrainer Manual http://www.knowbrainer.com/downloads/KnowBrainer_Manual.PDF


4. Here is a copy of the KnowBrainer Quick Tips which is PDF help file for day to day troubleshooting that is updated all the time from questions answered on our forum. http://www.knowbrainer.com/downloads/NatPro_Quick_Tips.pdf

5. Here is a copy of our DNS 9 Review. I think you’ll find it pretty thorough. http://www.knowbrainer.com/downloads/v9_review.pdf

6. For research feel free to use the KnowBrainer Speech Recognition Forum as it is by far the largest and most active of its kind. http://www.knowbrainer.com/PubForum/

7. I know there are quite a few users of NaturallySpeaking version 9 who don’t know about the Free upgrade to 9.5. Then there are some that do but don’t have time to find a path to it and worry about difficulty installing it. You should always use the most updated software especially when it’s free. Version 9.5 consolidates the code between version 9 and 9.1 and contains a few minor tweaks. The main purpose for the upgrade is for Vista compatibility. Here is your path and instructions - DNS 9.5 Update Guide http://www.knowbrainer.com/downloads/DNS_9.5_Update.pdf


KnowBrainer, Inc. Support Staff – Tom Hamilton


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opaz
Local time: 07:26
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global commands Oct 17, 2008

thanks for those resources. just wondering how to use those 'global commands' eg

"[Add To Vocabulary] - adds highlighted/selected or last dictated phrase to your personal vocabulary via the Dragon‟s Add Word utility"

what do you actually say into the microphone?


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Tom Hamilton
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global command responce Oct 22, 2008

This is a KnowBrainer command. You highlight the desired word/phrase and say ADD TO VOCABULARY and at that point it's automatically added.

KnowBrainer, Inc. Support Staff – Tom Hamilton
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