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When performing the general training in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the user must read from passages of text such as from "2001: A Space Odyssey". When reading these passages, should the user pronounce punctuation? Should the user state "period", "comma", and "quote"?

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Speaking the punctuation while training is optional as you can see in the screenshot below taken during training. I personally never do it and I have no issue when dictating punctuations afterward (French and English with Dragon 10, 11, 11.5, 12 and 12.5).

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Thank you Franck for providing an authoritative answer! – dotancohen Jan 18 '14 at 9:22

Speaking the punctuation is the norm. IIRC, there is a mode that will insert commas and periods automatically, but it's not enabled by default in the new v12.0.

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Thank you Toneloc. – dotancohen Aug 14 '12 at 3:19

That is what is normally done in training and in normal use.

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What is normally done in training and in normal use? Speaking the punctuation, or not speaking the punctuation? – dotancohen Aug 12 '12 at 6:10

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