Cannot dictate directly into segment with Dragon 13 in Trados Studio 15
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Elizabeth Manning  Identity Verified
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Nov 28, 2015

I have just upgraded from Studio 2011 to Studio 15, only to find that I can no longer dictate directly into the segment as I could with Studio 2011. Having to use the dictation box all of the time is extremely cumbersome and slows down my work considerably.
Why is this happening?


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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Try unchecking: Nov 28, 2015

Elizabeth Manning wrote:

I have just upgraded from Studio 2011 to Studio 15, only to find that I can no longer dictate directly into the segment as I could with Studio 2011. Having to use the dictation box all of the time is extremely cumbersome and slows down my work considerably.
Why is this happening?


Options > Miscellaneous > Use the dictation box for unsupported applications (in Dragon's settings)

This might fix it.

[Edited at 2015-11-28 13:14 GMT]


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Thanks, but unchecking the dictation box in Dragon doesn't work. Nov 28, 2015

Thanks for your input, Michael, but this doesn't make any difference.

I suspect this is a Trados problem rather than a Dragon issue, as I had no problems with Studio 2011.


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2nd suggestion Nov 28, 2015

Elizabeth Manning wrote:

Thanks for your input, Michael, but this doesn't make any difference.

I suspect this is a Trados problem rather than a Dragon issue, as I had no problems with Studio 2011.



If that didn't work, my next suggestion is to repair/reinstall Dragon (preferably using the original installer, as administrator), restart Windows and try again. This is often needed after installing a new program you want Dragon to "see".

Dragon works fine in Studio 2015 on my computer, so I'm sure it's possible to get it to work.

[Edited at 2015-11-28 21:29 GMT]


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It does work Nov 28, 2015

Like Michael explained, unchecking the setting that tells Dragon to use the dictation box for unsupported applications solves the issue. I have been using DNS 13 with Studio 2015 since day one by doing this.

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Solved. Reinstalled from the installation disk. Nov 29, 2015

Thanks, Michael.

Repair didn't work so I reinstalled from the installation disk and everything appears to be tickety-boo. So far.

Mercy buckets.


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Tweaking Dragon settings when first installing Nov 29, 2015

Elizabeth Manning wrote:

Thanks, Michael.

Repair didn't work so I reinstalled from the installation disk and everything appears to be tickety-boo. So far.

Mercy buckets.


You're welcome!

There are actually also a ton/ of settings that you can tweak when first setting up Dragon to optimise things, many of which have been covered comprehensively in this useful PDF from KnowBrainer:

www.knowbrainer.com/downloads/KnowBrainer_Tweaks.PDF

KnowBrainer is a Dragon reseller with the best forum for speech recognition topics currently available; the forum is here: http://www.knowbrainer.com/forums/forum/index.cfm

This Proz forum is great for more translator-centric stuff, but the KnowBrainer forum is the place to go if you don't get the answer you are looking for here on Proz.

From the PDF: "The following recommendations are a collection of our favorite personal presets for making NaturallySpeaking run smoothly with Windows. […]"


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Thanks. Nov 30, 2015

Thanks, I'll check that out.

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Worked for me too Mar 21, 2016

Yes, it worked for me and I am mighty grateful. Being able to dictate in Trados is a great benefit. To make Dragon type directly into Trados you go Tools > Options > Miscellaneous; then remove the tick from 'Use the dictation box for unsupported applications'.

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