Voice dictation is the ability to interpret human speech and transcribe it into text for use in applications.

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How can I transcribe a Voice Memo to Text?

I need to transcribe Voice Memo recording to text. Can I play the recording and use Dictation? is there another method to convert an existing Voice Memo to text?
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Installing extended offline dictation fails without error

I'm trying to download the offline dictation files but I only see the download window (screenshot) and after a while it disappears and the next time if I want to use dictation the same thing happens. ...
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“no caps” not working in Sublime Text

On Mavericks I'm trying to use the "no caps" dictation command in Sublime text but the word always appears capitalized. I tested the command in the Safari URL line and it does work there. Is there a ...
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Dictation disables f8 play/pause hotkey

I'm trying to use dictation in order to dictate into a text editor a recording that I listen in a headset - played by VLC. There's a big problem with the fact that, when dictation is running, the f8 ...
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A player with global hotkeys in Mavericks for back/forward

I want to use Dictatation in order to dictate a text that I listen in a headset. I would like to be able to pause and go back/forward without switching between the windows of the text editor and of ...
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Can I get OS X Dictation to work in Lotus Notes?

I really like enhanced (offline) dictation in OS X 10.9, and use it a lot. I'd like to use it within Lotus Notes (9.0.1), but unfortunately double-pressing the "Fn" key when I'm composing an email ...
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Why does speech recognition take up 1 GM or RAM suddenly? And GMail in Safari 738 MB?

I did enable speech recognition just in case, but very rarely use it, and I did not remember even accidentally activating it since bootup. Now I simply have a few apps running under Mavericks, and I ...
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In Mavericks, is it possible to use Enhanced Dictation from the command line?

A use case is: I have a recording in AIFF or MP3 format, and I'd like a text version of it as Enhanced Dictation would have recognized it if I had spoken it myself.
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Mac OS X Mavericks dictation problems for enhanced dictation

My video on enhanced dictation not working properly is located here. I really do not know what is going on. Any help is appreciated!
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How to keep sound from muting while using dictation?

Whenever I try to use the dictation feature in OSX, it mutes my sound. I want to hear the audio I'm playing in iTunes or somewhere else while I have dictation enabled. How can I do that?
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Offline download of Enhanced Dictation in Mavericks

I want to use the amazing Enhanced Dictation Feature available in OSX Mavericks, like the screenshot says is required a download of 785 MB. The only problem is that in my home where i have my Mac i ...
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Enhanced (local) dictation in Mavericks 10.9 not working

In Mavericks (OS X 10.9,) remote (Apple cloud-based) dictation works normally. But, after check-marking the "Use enhanced dictation" checkbox in System Prefs --> Dictation & Speech, when I ...
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Can't get suggestions for Dotted Blue Underline in OS X Dictation

I know that the dotted blue underlined words during dictation in OS X are supposed to provide alternative suggestions of the voice transcription. However, when I control-click or right-click the ...
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AppleScript Setting Select Drop Down

I am trying to enable dictation with applescript and so far have the following that works. But, how do I set the drop down for the shortcut key using AppleScript? Below is the AppleScript code: ...
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Launch Dictation With Applescript

I would have thought this would be easy to find, but thus far it has not been for me. Is there a way to launch dictation (fn, fn) with applescript or from the terminal?
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Snow Leopard Speech Recognition pane is blank

I wanted to play with the speech recognition in osx but the system preferances pane is blank. The text to speech one appears ok but speech recognition is completely empty. Any ideas?
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Use Mac OS X dictation on a file?

In Mountain Lion, Mac OS X can use its dictation/voice recognition to turn your speaking into text. Suppose I have an audio file of my voice speaking. Is there a way to use this dictation ability to ...
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Dictation always quits after about ten seconds no matter what I do

I like dictation but after I turn it on in, say, Text-Edit, it records for about ten seconds, then I get the three dots instead of the Microphone icon. Here, I'll see if I can dictate right here, and ...
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How to turn off the dictation beep?

For dictation on OS X, you have double-tap a key (I've set mine to fn) to start dictating. It then does a very irritating beep noise. And when you hit return, it does another very irritating beep ...
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Speech recognition in iOS periodically fails - beep does not sound after hitting microphone button

This problem has occurred on my iPhone 5 with all versions of iOS that have been available for it. When you want to do voice dictation you hit the microphone key on the keyboard, the microphone ...
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Does (or when will) the Google Chrome browser support speech recognition on the iPad?

I tried testing the Google Chrome browser's speech recognition on the iPad2. Doesn't show the little microphone (see the bottom of this test page) It it simply not supported? Or only on iPad3 or ...
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How to disable voice dictation on an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1 or later?

When the keyboard is active on my iPhone 4S (running jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 / 6.1.1), there is a key between the space bar and the numeric entry toggle. This key has a microphone on it and tapping it ...
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How to increase the Apple Dictation timeout?

When using dictation on OS X 10.8, if I speak for too long (approx 20 seconds+), the dictation times out and switches off. Worse, it loses (i.e. doesn't "type") all the things I've said so far. This ...
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What is the dotted blue underlining when I use dictation on OS X?

When I use the dictation feature in OS X, sometimes some of my text has got dotted blue underlining below it after entry: What does this mean? Am I able to use it to correct the mistakes in the ...
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Using dictation in the command line (e.g. transcribe an audio recording to a text file)

I have some audio recordings and would like to transcribe them into text files. I was wondering whether there is a command line tool that could use the built-in Dictation to do that? And if so, is ...
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Is it possible to ask Siri to read dictated text?

Speech recognition is very useful - when I'm driving I always use it for dictating text to my iPhone 5. However, before sending the message I like to check that the text was recognized correctly. ...
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Dictate and speak/read text from Terminal

I have an idea in mind for a Terminal command I run often. I haven't found answers to these on my own, and they all have to do with voice/dictation: Dictation in Terminal Can I dictate to the ...
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Dictation not working in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I have enabled dictation in the preferences, but it fails to start. When I tap fn fn, the Icon with three dots appears, and quickly disappears. I don't see a microphone. My system is connected to ...
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“DefaultKeyBinding” Hex code for ML's “⌘ ⌘” Start Dictation command?

I have a set customized keyboard bindings located in a plist file at ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.Dict which works with Hex keys like.. "\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLine:"; /* Home */ or ...
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How can I change the language for dictation on the fly?

With English not being my first language, I usually need support for at least two languages when using features like auto-correct and dictation. Is it possible to toggle the language which is used ...
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How to prevent dictation from accessing/sending your contacts?

I have just read this article about the privacy concerns when using dictation in Mountain Lion. The article points out part of the disclaimer: “When you dictate text, what you say is sent to Apple ...
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Daemons or other processes responsible for dictation in 10.8?

Dictation in Mountain Lion is a nice little feature that works great for me. However I often need to switch between dictation languages, so going through the System Preferences is way too many clicks ...
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Why does dictation on my MacBook Pro record my words fine but not on my iMac?

The dictation in Mountain Lion on my iMac does not record many of the words I speak. I cannot get it to make a paragraph, either on my desktop, nor my MacBook Pro. Why does dictation on my MacBook ...
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Can I use Dictation in OS X Mountain Lion offline?

There is a new feature in Mountain Lion, Dictation. When I try to enable it in the System Preferences, I get the following dialog: In other words, what Dictation does is just record your voice and ...
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Can I do iOS like dictation on OS X Lion?

Dictation on the iPad is great. I can use Dragon Tree etcetera but would like to use an iPad like voice dictation program instead for simple tasks. Can I do the same thing on my OS X 10.7.4 iMac?
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Has anybody used Dragon Dictate on OS X with MacVIM

I'm a Ruby on Rails developer and I've seen a very intriguing video of a developer using Dragon Dictate on Windows to do software development. I'm a long-time OS X / VIM user and I am wondering if ...
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Activitate Voice Dictation from Bluetooth Keyboard

Getting to know my new iPad and I really like the voice dictation, but I can't figure out how to activate it from my Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. My workaround is to turn off the keyboard so I get the ...
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Can the new iPad record dictation while recording audio?

Apple has featured Voice Dictation as one of the marquee features of the new iPad. Either through a app that ships with the iPad or an App Store one, can the iPad record audio (as for a podcast) and ...
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Is there a list of punctuation commands for iPad dictation?

I'm sure Apple has published something similar for Siri, but now that the iPad dictation is out, where can I find a list of commands for dictation? Can I do things like hit the enter key, or type ...
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Does Voice Dictation on the New iPad require a network connection?

Does the the new iPad's voice dictation require a network connection? I ask because Siri does require an active network connection and I am wondering if voice dictation works in a similar manner.
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Why does voice dictation not always appear on the new iPad?

The new iPad supports voice dictation for voice input, but apparently only sometimes. I understand that some things should not support it, such as password inputs and URLs, for example. What dictates ...
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How to correct spelling in Dictation on new iPad (3rd generation)

The Dictation feature on iPad (3rd generation) insists that Clare is spelled Claire, and I have been unable to find a way to correct this, other than manually placing the cursor, which is fiddly and ...
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Will voice dictation work on iPad 2?

Will the voice dictation technology built into iOS 5.1 running on the new iPad be made available on the iPad 2?