Tutorial #21: Switching Dictation Sources

This tutorial will show you how to switch between dictation sources in your Dragon profile. Ensuring that you are using the correct dictation source is paramount to the accuracy of your transcription.

Switching Dictation Sources

A dictation source is the tool that you use to create a dictation, be it the PowerMic, a hand-held recording device, a headset, or whatever else you may use. Many Dragon users choose to have multiple dictation sources to meet their needs in every occasion, if this is you and you have more than one dictation source set up with your profile it is important to know how to switch between them while using Dragon.

  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. Once Dragon is fully loaded, you can then click on "Profile" in the Dragon Bar

  4. Click on "Open Recent User Profile" and then choose the profile/dictation source you wanted to switch to