How to Re-enable the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Add-In for Word 2010

When Microsoft Word crashes or freezes it will disable any add-ins that are enabled and running. Because Dragon is an add-in is frequently it is disabled by Microsoft Word. Follow the steps below to reenable the Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-in in Microsoft Word 2010.

Follow these steps to re enable the Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-in in Word 2010
• Close all running applications.
• Reboot computer.
• Open Microsoft Word.
• Click on the file menu.
• Click on the options button.
• Select the add-in option on the left pane.
• Look in the disabled items section for the NaturallySpeaking add-in.
• If Dragon is disabled click on the manage drop-down menu at the bottom of the window and select disabled items.
• Select the Dragon NaturallySpeaking add-in in the disabled items window.
• Click the enable button.
• Close all dialog boxes.
• Close Word.
• Start Dragon.
• Start Word.

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6 thoughts on “How to Re-enable the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Add-In for Word 2010

  1. Doesn’t work. Word will not reenable the add-in and it is the Add-in that apparently is freezing both Word 2010 AND Dragon 11.5.

    • Thank you for your comment. The notes provided are a courtesy–and have been helpful to customers through the years.

      In the event that Dragon is not working correctly with Microsoft Word, it is possible that there is something else complicating the solution.

      In any event, to provide assistance–considerably more information about your software, your hardware and steps taken so far to provide quality technical support. While I don’t see your contact information in our database, we routinely help customers who have purchased their software and training elsewhere–we know how much people depend on Dragon.

      Feel free to contact us, Computer Help, Education & Site Support, CHESS at 614.861.0972 or you can email us:
      Technical Support, David: viking_chess@yahoo.com or Training Support, Elicia: elicia_chess@yahoo.com

      We can discuss fees at that time.

      Or if you’d rather, you’re welcome to contact the manufacturer, Nuance:
      http://www.nuance.com/support/dragon-naturallyspeaking/index.htm

      Again, thank you for your comment.

      Elicia Flom

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    • Thank you for your comments. The notes provided through the Speech Power blog are a courtesy–and represent the “best of” questions we receive from customers calling our office. So far, the Q&A shared through Speech Power have been helpful to customers through the years.

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      Or if you’d rather, you’re welcome to contact the manufacturer, Nuance for technical support:
      http://www.nuance.com/support/dragon-naturallyspeaking/index.htm

      Again, thank you for your comments.

      Elicia Flom

  3. Thank you for the steps to re enable Dragon Naturally Speaking. It worked for MS Word 2016 too. The way it is shown on the Word window, it looked like it was not there, but when you noted “click on the drop down menu”, I realized there was more to the page than what displayed on my laptop screen. This add-in appeared to freeze both Dragon and Word. Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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