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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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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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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 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 ...