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Title: Re: talking Desktop Voice recognition Software
Dragon Naturally Speaking Professional appears to still have full macro feature, but the Professional version is quite a bit more expensive then the Preferred version it appears.


Adrian, MI

On 4/18/09 10:52 PM, "Dennis Wish" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)> wrote:

The dragon software no longer has the macro making capabilities that was included in IBM's ViaVoice.  That was an excellent feature that allow the user to create macros and attach it to a command that is saved in the database.  For instance, instead of having to asking to choose a number associated to Line, you can create a macro that associates that toolbar button with the word Line.
There has a software package that has taken this feature from viavoice called Say It Now.  Unfortunately, it does not work so well within Microsof vista.
I received a reply from Talking Desktop but I was a standard reply indicating that the software navigates the Internet.  I do not know of anyone using this software, but Dragon Naturally Speaking preferred no longer has this macro feature.
Thanks for the reply.


From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2009 11:26 AM
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: talking Desktop Voice recognition Software

I know Dragon has been around a LONG time, used to be standard on IBM desktops. If I were choosing I think that's what I'd pick.


Shouldn't these have free demos and/or free trial period available?

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.

Via iPhone 3G

On Apr 18, 2009, at 5:09 AM, "Dennis Wish" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)> wrote:

I had an accident two weeks ago resulting in a broken right arm at the shoulder. I will be unable t use the arn far a few months as it sets, and may not be back to full capacity for about six months. This is a pain as I am right handed and typing this with my left  hand (hunt and peck). I recently purchased a
Logitech PC151 wireless USB noise canceling headset that works great, but Vista’s voice recognition software does not work well in Outlook 2007. I am also seeking voice controls for AutoCAD Architecture 2008. Dragon Naturally Speaking offers no advantage worthwhile to me to justify the cost. I found another called “Talking Desktop” at . If I download it the price drops to $79.00.
Doesanyone know of or have experience with this product, IBM used to have a software to Dragon with a command learning feature. This is what I hope to find.
Dennis S. Wish

Dennis S. Wish, PE
California Professional Engineer (C-41250)
Structural Engineering
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Phone: 760.564.0884 (phone, fax and messages)