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

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Issue with broken display on MacBook Air while trying to reinstall OS X

So I have this MacBook Air that I haven't used in a year and I forgot the password. Problem is, the display has been broken for a long time, so I have been using an external monitor with it, but I ...
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How can I adjust the phonetic dictionary for dictation?

I'm using a mac, version 10.11.4. Sometimes I have documents that use different spellings or shortforms for the same word. For example: "in." for "inch", but dictation interprets it as the word ...
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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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A shorter alternative to Press The Key Combo [modifiers] [keyname] in DragonDictate 5?

I use DragonDictate 5 on Mac OS X 10.10. Whenever I want to send a keyboard shortcut that comprises to keys, e.g. Command + C, I have to say press the key combo command C. Is there any shorter ...
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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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Delete or voice over all text in Dragon Dictation free app for iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6 running ios9 and the free app for Dragon Dictation. Is there a command or sequence of commands (voice or keyboard) to delete everything in the recording and start over? I've just ...
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Keyboard shortcut for start dictation from PC keyboard

When my laptop is closed at home and I am using a PC keyboard, I cannot access Start Dictation with "fn fn" because there's no fn key on my keyboard. How can I get a keyboard shortcut for this? I ...
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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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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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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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How to enable dictation by voice on OS X?

I want to be able to say something like, "Start Dictation," to turn on OS X's Dictation feature, instead of having to double-click the fn key. In System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Dictation, ...
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How can I redial using Voice Control or Siri?

Is it possible to dial the last dialed phone number on iOS via Voice Control or Siri?
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I end dictation without using my mouse, and without triggering unintended shortcuts?

As far as I know, to terminate hands-free voice dictation mode one must use their hands -- either by clicking 'Done', or by pressing Command + D. However, pressing Command + D also executes the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to record human voice and display as text on command line?

I am looking tool or a script that records human voice and displays as text purely on command line. I am not looking for text to speech, but rather speech to text. I do not want to work at all with ...
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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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An unexpected error occurred while downloading the dictation language [closed]

I'm on Yosemite and trying to download Enhanced dictation language files for English (USA). Default language is set to English (Australia) I don't know why. I'm getting this error. I have also tried ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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) ?