I received a new program today called Dragon Naturally Speaking. I think it would be easier for me to just type. This program does work well in Word and I can open programs from my desktop with voice commands, but I think I can type faster with less aggravation. For example, I sometimes have to give up talking and type what I mean because I can't get the program to type exactly what I'm saying . It can be very confusing. I'm sure that's just the learning curve, and, once I get used to it, I'll be fine.
One other problem I have is that I had to tell the program where to insert punctuation, which is not hard when I'm typing, but I have trouble remembering that when I'm talking. I also have to tell it when to capitalize letters within a sentence, and I have to speak very clearly and slowly for the software to catch everything I say.
For the most part, I'm starting to get used to it, and I think once I get used to dictating instead of typing, I could become quite spoiled. This could also help me avoid carpal tunnel syndrome since I spend so much time on the computer.
I'll keep you posted on my progress with the software and let you know if it's worth the money I paid for it.