Being a speech submission software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 requires you to connect a good quality microphone to the computer, and speak clearly into the microphone while dictating the contents to it. Although Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 listens to your voice and transcribes keeping the entire process transparent to you, there might be instances when you want to listen to your own voice to assess how good you are when communicating and interacting with the speech recognition software.
Some options to listen to your own voice while working with Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 can be using your mobile phone’s voice recorder, initializing the ‘Sound Recorder’ which is a built-in program in Windows itself, etc. But the best option is to use the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0’s built-in ‘Playback’ feature.
This is how the Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 Playback feature works:
When you dictate something to the program using a microphone, your voice is recorded by Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 and is temporarily stored in the buffer. When you initialize the ‘Playback’ option from the program’s interface, the temporarily stored voice is then played back, hence allowing you to hear your own voice that you used to dictate the documents or emails.
Initializing the ‘Playback’ feature in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 is a simple process. Here’s what you need to do:
- Initialize Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 by double-clicking its icon.
- Dictate a document or an email that has decent amount of words in it.
- Once the dictation is complete, go to the Audio menu from the menu bar present at the interface of Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 at the top of the monitor screen.
- From the displayed list, click the Playback option.
- As soon as you click the Playback option, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.0 starts playing your own voice.
- At this point, you can either listen to your own voice till the entire document is read, or you can press the Esc key any time during the playback to terminate the process.