What should I expect from Dragon?

One reason to use Dragon is to do your writing more quickly; creating letters, reports, and other documents by voice. Another is to reduce the stress associated with keyboarding. Or maybe you just like the idea of being able to lean back in your chair, put your feet up on the desk, and still get work done.

Dragon is good for all these reasons, but making it work well requires some effort from you. Dragon learns about your voice and pronunciation as you use it. When you use words the program doesn't know, it will misrecognize them. By correcting your mistakes, you help Dragon improve its ability to recognize your way of speaking.

Do I still need my keyboard and mouse?

Although you can use Dragon to do almost everything on your computer by voice, some things are still easier to do using the mouse or keyboard.

If using a mouse and keyboard is an option for you, try experimenting with using your voice and using your hands for different tasks, to see what works best.

What if I can't use a keyboard and mouse?

If using a mouse and keyboard is not an option, Working on Your Desktop.