Using ClaroRead with Dragon NaturallySpeaking

ClaroRead has a number of features that can help using Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation speech recognition software.

  1. In all versions of ClaroRead, you can turn on the Echo Dragon feature in Advanced Speech Settings. This will echo back anything that Dragon NaturallySpeaking recognises,when dictating into any application. It will work with the Professional, Preferred and Standard edition of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
    To enable this to work with Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 11 and above, ‘Show preliminary results’ need to be ticked in ‘Dragon NaturallySpeaking > Tools > Options > View > Results box > Show preliminary results’ as shown in the image below.
    DNS_show_preliminary_results
  2. With ClaroRead (Standard and Plus) the Dragon Training text can be spoken out when hovering the mouse over the text. ClaroRead needs to have “Speak Object under Mouse” turned on in the Advanced Speech Settings. It is possible to modify the amount of text shown in the training window by Dragon, so please contact us if you would like to know how to do this.
  3. With ClaroRead, the main toolbar controls are also mirrored using keyboard hotkeys. Play is F7, Stop is F8, Check Word is F9, Show homophones is F10 and Clear Homophones is F11. Pressing F6 first disables the hotkeys linking to ClaroRead, and puts them back to their default settings (should you need this). If you are using Dragon Standard or Preferred dictating into Microsoft Word, and ClaroRead is open, then you can say “Press F7” and ClaroRead would start speaking from the point where the cursor is.