Tutorial #7: Playing Back a Previous Dictation 

This tutorial will show you how to play back a previous dictation, an audio file for which is automatically stored in the Dragon software to facilitate any future corrections. 

Playing Back a Previously Recorded Dictation

Another helpful feature in Dragon is the "Play That" command. This command will replay the recorded audio of you dictating a certain selection of text. This is very useful for correcting a document that has been previously recorded.

To use these commands, you can do the following: 

  1. Launch Dragon Medical Practice Edition 2, if it isn't already open, by double clicking the desktop icon, clicking the icon on the taskbar if present, or by simply opening the start menu in windows and typing in "Dragon Medical Practice Edition," and then pressing enter

  2. Once Dragon opens, either select a profile to load or, if you have only one profile, wait for Dragon to load your profile

  3. Dictate some text using your microphone into your EMR or word processing software or transcribe a previously recorded file

  4. Highlight the portion of your dictated text you want read back to you

  5. Say "Play That" to begin the read back of the text

  6. You can also click on the double arrows next to "Help" on the Dragon Bar to expand your Dragon Bar's features

  7. From the expanded dragon bar, you can then click on the "playback" button