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Renee Tollison

Renee Tollison

Okay. I'm ready to pull my hair out. I'm trying to redictate an old hearing from 2016 because I no longer use that mask, and it would have been bad anyway. I'm using CaseCatVP and Dragon 15 (Individual Professional) with the Boom from NoBrainer and an old Andrea. I've never had this issue before. I will dictate a few lines, short paragraphs, and then NOTHING. No results box and nothing drops. I can turn the microphone off and back on and start again. The same thing. NOTHING after a few sentences. I'm in dictation mode. I did two jobs this week, and all was well. When I run the audio check, sometimes it's too low, sometimes too high. Sometimes it's just right, but I get the same result. I tried switching to my mask profile (new Andrea), and the same thing. I would try starting a new profile, but I hate to spend all that time when I may get the same result. I have tried rebooting my computer. I even tried dictating directly into Dragon. No luck. I'm going to bed now, and everything will probably be just fine in the morning. If not, I'm screwed because this 150 pages has to go out early next week. TIA

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Riisa Smith

Riisa Smith

Hi friends! My island the British Virgin Islands, was devastated by Hurricane Irma. I am a student and was nearing completion. I'm feeling like 'a fish out of water' right now. Please pray for our country. Don't know when we will recover.

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Mildred RH

Mildred RH

I'm in love. Yes, you heard me, L.O.V.E. So a few months ago, my beloved Dell Latitude E6410 was in its death throes. I had been using it as a backup and for scoping at home. I had, and still have, a beautiful Precision that I used for taking down jobs. My Precision and Latitude had the same specs except the Precision has a SS hard drive, 500G. Wonderful, but between you and me, it's heavy and big, takes up a lot of real estate at those jobs where you're balancing on the tiniest corner of a doctor's "office." So I began looking to replace my Latitude with another brand-new Latitude from Dell. Oh, and I had requirements. I'm demanding that way! i7, Windows 7, SS 500G, you know the drill. Well, Dell doesn't seem to make the E6410 anymore, but does have several like it for mucho dinero. AND if I wanted Windows 7, I'd have to pay extra. Yes, I would have to pay extra for something older...... I expanded my search. Maybe somewhere on eBay some kind soul had a hoard of those E6410s and was dying to sell them! Nah......nothing new, just refurbished. *ding, ding, ding* Refurbished you say? YES! This was to be my scoping laptop anyway. I just needed it to be able to take down a job if my Precision had a glitch. Well, a brand-new Latitude with all the specs I need would run me over $1,200. The refurbished, $499! Hell, I took that gamble and won!!! The seller is amazing, awesome, responsive. I realized at the last minute that I needed a web cam integrated. I messaged him asking if it was possible. He responded within about 1 minute saying no problem, no extra charge. So ladies and gentlemen, if you need a backup or your oldie but moldy machine is giving you fits and money is a wee bit tight or you just don't want to plunk down all that money, consider a refurbished machine. I'm demanding, (big surprise, right?), and I cannot tell the slightest difference between the refurbished and brand new! I'm now leaving my heavy Precision at home and taking the lighter and smaller Latitude on the road. It's flawless! He's out of e6410s, but I recently ordered a second Latitude from him because I am so impressed. I have an e6420 on the way. Same specs, only difference is 3 USB ports instead of 4. Thinking out of the box paid off! Have a wonderful day!

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Wendy Redding Key

Wendy Redding Key

If you use Eclipse VOX and need help with ANYTHING, you MUST contact Jennifer Lester Thompson! She's super knowledgeable, patient, kind and had me set up for multi-page with index in less than an hour. THANK YOU for saving my life this week, Jennifer!

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Jennifer Robertson

Jennifer Robertson

I normally transcribe depos directly to Word using my table audio (I know, but I can't afford thousands on something better). Today I had a snafu when I was asked to leave between depos for a client conference and when I came back in I did not turn my table audio back on. So it's the first time I'm using my voice file to transcribe from dragon. I'm feeling ridiculous as it is and now I can't figure out how to make my foot pedal work. Usually I use The Record Player free for my audio playback with my USB pedal (my table audio files record as mp3). Can someone help me? Should I try to convert the .dra file to mp3 or wav? Thanks in advance --

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