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

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How to configure Dragon Dictate so that it does not scan files upon opening?

When I open a text file with TextEdit, Dragon Dictate scan the file: It often ends up being unresponsive if the file is large. How to configure Dragon Dictate so that it does not scan files upon ...
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are there editing commands for voice to text?

My iPhone, iPad, and Mac each has the same, excellent voice to text input. But I have never discovered if there are any voice editing commands, such as: delete last word, or replace 3rd from last ...
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Apple dictation missing commands in web browser

I am dealing with physical problems from the keyboard/mouse, so discovering Apple dictation has been amazing. However, I work a lot in Google Docs and Gmail... and Google Chrome (or any web browser) ...
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dictation for voice memos

The built in Dictation on the iOS keyboard works like a charm. But how in the world can I use it to transcribe an existing recording (in Voice Memos)? If that's not possible, what combination of ...
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How can I “delete” the last word, using iOS dictation feature?

iOS dictation is a great feature, which mostly works both for Siri and for apps supporting an onscreen keyboard. However: is there a voice command I can use to backspace or delete the last word? I ...
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Migrate speech profile

I've been speaking into my Mac for the last couple of years. I'm starting a fresh OSX. If I understand correctly, the speech recognition improves over time. Is it possible to migrate my old ...
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Select next page for Speech option when reading ebooks

I'm often using the Speech option that OS X offers to read, or should I say listen to, books. However, it is kinda annoying to select a page overtime the Speech ends. Is there an option, custom or ...
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Dictation often not working in El Capitan

The dictation window always pops up after pressing fn twice, and the volume bar indicates voice correctly when I speak, but no text appears. It worked well before with enhanced dictation but does not ...
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Can I get voice dictation to process an audio file in El Capitan?

This was asked a few years ago, but asking again in hopes that perhaps it has been updated. Or, perhaps a nice audio routing hack? I record voice memos on my phone from time to time. I would like a ...
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How to get Dictation to get audio feed?

The double "Fn" button is starting Apple voice-dictation but it never comes up with a single word when i close the operation with "Fn" key. If I open the System Prefs for Audio Input I can see my ...
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How to prevent holding fn key from downloading Enhanced Dictation?

I use my Macbook Pro with an external keyboard when coding, so I can use function keys as normal function keys for use with and IDE when coding. This means in order to adjust brightness and volume I ...
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Enhanced Dictation only works in English

I'm trying to use dictation in Spanish (Yosemite v10.10.5) but it's not writing any text. I have downloaded the Spanish Enhanced Dictation bundle, deleted and re-downloaded it, deleted it by hand ...
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No voice feedback when using Siri with American accent in iOS 9.0.2

I'm using Siri with American accent in iOS 9.0.2. But it doesn't have voice feedback, even though in navigation mode in Maps. Once I switch to British accent, Siri speaks. Is that a bug for Siri in ...
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In iOS 9 why is some text from speech to text underlined in blue?

When I dictate text to my phone, sometimes to avoid having to type it, some of it is underlined with blue dots. It looks real pretty, but the purpose of this is lost on me: if these words are treated ...
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Issue with Siri suddenly misunderstanding what I say

Siri used to be great for voice dictation on my iPhone. All worked well. One day, though, she started misunderstanding one specific sentence, namely "à la ligne" (new paragraph, in French). since ...
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Get Dragon Dictate to move cursor to The end of the current line?

How do I get Dragon Dictate to move to the end of the line after correcting something on the Mac?
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Dragon Dictate pressing space bar when not recognizing command

I'm using yosemite 10.10.5 with Dragon Dictate 4 and 5 I had this problem. Whenever I say a word that is not a command the what appears to be space bar is pressed. In turn, paging down or opening ...
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How can I fix missing spaces when using Dictation with MacVim or Terminal?

I'm trying to use Dictation on OS X 10.10.5 to enter text into MacVim (or into Terminal). It works for the most part but, for whatever reason, those programs won't let Dictation add a space after each ...
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OS X Dictation - more accurate transcription

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software stand point prospective, I read on a book that: "Further, the server-based dictation in OS X also sends other user information, like your address ...
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Mac dictation custom commands not working

I use the Mac Yosemite (10.10.3) built in dictation extensively, and I find it does a really good job of understanding my speech, at least when I'm speaking in complete sentences. I also use the ...
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Map capslock to control for Emacs in Yosemite

I am using Yosemite 10.10.3 and Emacs 20.0.50.1. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Control in such a way that it is recognized by Emacs. I have already gone to Keyboard > Modifier Keys and and ...
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Microphone has about one minute dictation limit on iPad Air 2

My iPad microphone cuts out after about one minute of dictation. I've tried using Google and Word but the same limitations apply. Does anybody have a solution?
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How easy is it to work with a Word document in Naturally Speaking installed in Bootcamp?

I work with film scripts that have formatted page layouts. I'd like to start dictating them because I have arthritis and typing is getting to be a drag, even if I can type as fast as can dictate and ...
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Dictation with browser : have Mac Book Pro speak out web pages

Can I use dictation to have Firefox/ Safari to read me pages? Using a MacBook Pro - OS X 10.9.4
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Can I make my website respond to Apple voice dictation for navigation?

I'm learning about how to add accessibility into my website and want to include Apple voice dictation as a way to navigate the site. Actually writing this question using voice dictation and hope that ...
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Is there a voice-activated command prompt?

I injured a hand six weeks ago, and, being a programmer/sysadmin, I'm looking into ways to control a Terminal application using my voice (or, I suppose more broadly, not using my left hand). I am ...
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Commercial command line utility for transcribing voice memos to text?

I'm looking for a commercial command line utility to transcribe my MP3 voice memos into text files. My workflow is to record voice memos through out the day and upload these memos as MP3 files to ...
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Is there a way to make Siri listen properly?

When writing a message using Siri, the software will stop listening for the message at the slightest pause. For example: Me: Send a message to John Siri: Okay, what would you like it to say? ...
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Can you dictate Emoji on iOS?

iOS (and presumably OS X) understands the underlying Unicode descriptions for Emoji icons. When reading iMessages back to you, Siri can use these descriptions to translate Emoji into words. For ...
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On OSX what is the opposite command to “say”, i.e. what command is there for speech recognition?

I'd like to be able to enter a command that registers a speakable word that OS/X can listen for all the time. When the user speaks that word, it should launch an app. Similar to the "OK google" idea. ...
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Run AppleScript for Specific Monitor

I've enabled Dictation for command prompts via voice [got it from the OS shipped Chess application in Lion]. Decided to give it a go System Wide now in 2015 running Yosemite. I fancy it so far, ...
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How can I speed up Enhanced Dictation's response/ processing speed?

It takes around ten seconds to process a voice command, whereas speakable items are instantaneous.
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Is there a way to send a text message via voice command in iOS after dictating it?

I know that there are voice commands for inserting a new line or inserting punctuation, but I was wondering if there's a voice command to send a text message once it has been dictated. I tried saying ...
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Gathering statistics in Mac Dictation

Is there any way to log the use of / gather statistics in Mac Dictation, such as the following: Use of commands (e.g. log command name, timestamp) Use of words (e.g. log wordl, timestamp) ?
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Does enabling Enhanced Dictation in Mac dictation improve the speech recognition accuracy?

In Mac Dictation, I wonder whether enabling Enhanced Dictation impacts the speech recognition accuracy.
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Dragon Dictate often turns the microphone on after mistakenly believing I have said “wake up”

In Dragon Dictate 4, the voice command "wake up" can be used to turn the voice recognition on (provided that the microphone was asleep, not off). It tends to get triggered too easily: when I discuss ...
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Equivalent of Dragon NaturallySpeaking's HeardWord function in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking's Advanced Scripting Command on Windows, HeardWord is a function that enables Dragon NaturallySpeaking to behave as if the specified word, word sequence, or voice command ...
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No cap after a period in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon Dictate 4, when I say "Hello world period this is a test period", it outputs: Hello world. this is a test." There is no cap after the first period. Is there any way to fix it? This ...
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Voice command to output “\ref{}” in Dragon Dictate 4

I want to define a voice command that outputs "\ref{}" in Dragon Dictate 4. When I define the following voice command: the output is: [blank line] ef{} Basically \r is interpreted as a carriage ...
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Mac Dictation and Dragon Dictate: which one has the highest speech recognition accuracy?

Which one amongst Mac Dictation and Dragon Dictate has the highest speech recognition accuracy for English?
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Changing the minimum pause length required before a voice command in Dragon Dictate 4

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I can change the minimum pause length required before a voice command in the option menu: Surprisingly I can't find the ...
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Changing the dictionary used by OS X Dictation

Is there any way to alter the dictionary used by OS X Dictation, i.e. add/edit/remove a word? I use OS X 10.10 a.k.a. Yosemite.
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How to turn on voice dictation in Yosemite using a voice command?

Is there any way to turn on the built-in voice dictation in Yosemite with a voice command (just like we can do using the voice command "wake up" in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, or "Hey Siri" in Siri)?
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Changing the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation

Is it possible to change the speech recognition speed vs. accuracy trade-off in OS X Yosemite dictation? E.g. in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 professional on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I can change ...
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Renaming an advanced voice command in OS X Yosemite dictation

Is there any way to rename an advanced voice command? For example, I would like to rename the advanced voice command "copy that" to "copy" without having to disable the built-in advanced voice ...
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Changing the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite

Is there any way to change the pause required before Voice Commands in OS X Yosemite? I.e. if I want to dictate "hello world" then move the cursor on the left, I'll have to say "hello world move ...
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get the new dictation languages from Yosemite into Mavericks?

The question really says it all. I'm especially interested in getting Dutch as a possibility in Mavericks, because I am Dutch.
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Is there any hash code to activate voice commands - to use with bluetooth radio? [closed]

I have got Volkswagen RCD510 Bluetooth radio. I'm used to use iPhone voice control (not Siri) with Bluetooth radio in another car. I'm pressing voice button on car steering wheel and iPhone starts to ...
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How to switch dictation language in Yosemite using a voice command?

I write in both English and French, and quite often I need to switch between them. I'd like to know if I can achieve this using a voice command?
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How can I find dictation commands in French?

Apple has a list of dictation commands online here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6482 and here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6481. Does anyone know where I can find the French versions?