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Topic Title: Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14
Topic Summary: I have never been truly satisfied with my copy of Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 14.
Created On: 05/19/2022 02:30 PM
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 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - gfr92y - 05/19/2022 02:30 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - Alan Cantor - 05/19/2022 02:47 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - gfr92y - 05/19/2022 03:37 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - Alan Cantor - 05/19/2022 05:38 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - gfr92y - 05/19/2022 06:34 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - dilligence - 05/19/2022 08:37 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - Lunis Orcutt - 05/19/2022 08:57 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - gfr92y - 05/21/2022 05:33 PM  
 Nuance Dragon Professional Individual 15 versus 14   - Lunis Orcutt - 05/21/2022 06:51 PM  
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Alan Cantor
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Hi Joe,

This is not an easy call. Version 12 is very out-of-date. It probably won't integrate well into programs designed for Windows 10 and 11.

But if Version 12 does what you need it to do, and you don't notice incompatibilities, I would say you will get a bigger bang-for-your-buck by investing in a good microphone than by paying for the upgrade.

There's no doubt Version 15 is more accurate than previous versions. It also gives better results with less-than-stellar microphones, and is more usable by people who have speech difficulties. If your accuracy with Version 12 is 95%, you might squeeze another percentage point or two with Version 15. That's a noticeable improvement, but it may not be significant. It depends on how much you use Dragon. If you use it for an hour per day, the difference won't be as pronounced as it would be if you use Dragon for six hours a day.

The best way to improve Dragon's accuracy is to improve one's dictation habits: positioning the microphone properly, minimizing background sounds, speaking with confidence, speaking clearly and distinctly, dictating long phrases, etc. Newer versions of Dragon are good to have, but won't make much of a difference if you, for example, dictate short, choppy phrases or have music playing in the background.
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