About Playback


The Playback feature allows you to play a recording of your dictation. Using Playback makes it easier for you to correct dictation mistakes by allowing you to listen to your recorded speech and review and correct your dictation at the same time. You can also use Playback to review and correct another user's dictation.

You can play back your dictation at any time. Dragon automatically removes recorded speech for any dictation that you change, delete, or move.

To allow Dragon to record your dictation and make it available for playback, you must have selected Always or Ask me for the Save recorded dictation with document option on the Options dialog box—Data tab.

Optional? Yes.
About dictation files Dragon saves your recorded dictation in separate DRA files in the same directory as your original document. There is one DRA file per document, named using the same file name as the original document.
Disk space requirements

Up to 2.7MB per minute of dictation per document. You can specify the amount of disk space reserved for playback files in the Disk space reserved for playback field on the Options dialog box—Data tab.

You should delete the DRA files that you no longer need to free up reserved disk space.

Supported applications

Dragon can save and play back your dictation in the following applications:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Corel WordPerfect
  • DragonPad

Related procedures

Additional information

Playing back dictationAbout correction
Correcting another user's dictation