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Questions tagged [voice-dictation]

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

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I can't get dictation to work on my iMac

I have an iMac computer running High Sierra. I want to use the dictation capability but I can't get this to work. I have tried turning dictation off and then back on but that doesn't work. I googled ...
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Correcting errors made by dictation on OS X

I have been using OS X dictation for a while, it strikes me how incredibly inaccurate it is. It also does not seem to come with a mechanism for easily correcting errors. How can I correct the errors ...
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How do I get my iPhone to type the word “Period” instead of the punctuation while dictating?

I love using my iPhone to dictate long emails, first drafts of documents, and such. It does such an amazing job and I can capture my thoughts quickly. Unfortunately, a lot of the work I do is ...
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What is the command I say to make the curser 'Return' while in Notes using dictation?

What is the command I can say when I am using dictation in Notes that is the same as pressing the Return key? For example if I want to make a list or just create a new line for a new sentence?
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Chess app no longer recognises voice commands in macOS Mojave

I have tried everything I can think of, I have Enhanced dictation on, I have tried turning it off and deleting the speech recognition file from /System/Library/Speech/Recognizers/...
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Keyboard shortcut for “Show numbers” dictation command

I have difficulty using mice for a significant period of time due to hand problems, and especially have difficulty with clicking. I try my best to use the keyboard when possible, but switching between ...
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How do I use dictation paste with applescript?

I am trying to make dictation code snippets/templates with applescript because I want to add multi language functionality and toggle between languages to change syntax. What's the programmatic way of ...
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Errant behaviour from OSX dictation

I rely upon OSX dictation as my hands are damaged. I experience two problems, each of which cripples my productivity. The first is thatIf I pauseMidway in a sentenceThis happens! Intolerable, right? ...
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Why macOS dictation commands (select sentence, etc.) doesn't work with Microsoft Office for Mac?

Dictation and dictation commands work fine for all other applications. However, when I try to use them in Microsoft Word or OneNote the literal text like select sentence is typed out, rather than the ...
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Dictated input in OSX is underlined with Blue dots [duplicate]

Dictation provides a great way of entering text. However, the documentation I found so far is scarce, and for instance I do not know what the blue dots underlying some parts of the text: For instance,...
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Does Siri get better if I use it more?

There are a number of post on the internet arguing that Siri might be better if Apple would not value privacy so much. Other say that this is not necessarily true.1,2 Assuming, that apple does ...
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iPad Air 2 microphone not working since iOS 11 update

Is it a common problem for iPad Air 2 microphone to not work? My method of communication is dictation, so the microphone is critical. It works on my synced iPhone 6.
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Does macOS treat input from voice dictation the same as it would from a keyboard?

I have a lot of typing that I need to do and would like to use voice dictation. However, it doesn't seem to "type" consistently across applications. I've had success with the feature on a few native ...
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Using dictation to transcribe audio files in batch?

I have lots of audio files that I want transcribed. Dictation is the best transcriber I have found that will run on my MacBook (there exist others like PocketSphinx but this is no where near as ...
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Press enter button using Dictation on Mac

Is it possible to use macOS dictation to press the enter button (I want to select an item not start a new line)? Is it possible to press the command or function buttons using dictation?
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Using dictation feature to paste text into Terminal

With user-created dictation commands, it's possible to paste text into an application. I tried creating a voice command that would paste in a text command into Terminal. However, nothing gets pasted. ...
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Dictation and Emoji not working

I am using OS X El Captain 10.11.6 (French edition). For unknown reason, the function Start Dictation (Démarrer la dictée) et Emojis and Symbols (Emoji et Symboles) don't work anymore. I followed ...
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What are all the dictation commands in iOS? (iOS 10)

iOS (10) has a speech-recognition-based dictation feature. You press a little microphone button, start talking, and it transcribes your speech into text. Commands I currently know: "new paragraph" "...
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Any way to adjust the timeout on Gboard voice to text dialog? It's way too short

I love the new voice to text feature on Gboard for my iPhone but unless I speak really really fast the dialog disappears before I'm finished speaking. Is there any way to fix this?
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Dictation settings with AppleScript

I'm trying to create an an AppleScript to turn dictation on or off (not just make it start listening). My goal is to be able to disable dictation when I am on battery power. I am new to AppleScript ...
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Why does dictation reload after not using for 10 minutes?

The integrated dictation software on my Mac (whose hotkey is pressing function twice) takes 10 seconds to initialize after not using it for around 10 minutes. It's a minor nuisance, but still a ...
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How to transfer applescript dictation commands to another mac

I have created a set of dictation commands in AppleScript. Now I want to move them to another computer. How can I do that? The dictation commands created by Automator at do not seem to exist as files ...
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Volcano II Bluetooth Metal Speaker initiating calls

I'm using a Volcano II Bluetooth Speaker with my iPhone. Since it once got connected to a friend iPhone, I noticed that my phone was randomly initiating calls to that friend, when I'm using the ...
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How to enable curse words voice recognition in Google Keep app?

I can't find the definition to enable curse words voice recognition on my Google Keep app for iPad , iOS 10 . It's not possible to change this ? I tested on multiple languages and it's using ***** ...
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Possible to redirect or pipe audio into dictation and pipe or redirect text out?

I want to convert text to audio and back to text for error-checking. I know how to get 'say' to go to a file but not a pipe. Apparently a third-party 'espeak' can go to a pipe. But I don't find a ...
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Where has dictation and speech gone on Sierra?

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202584 says Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Dictation & Speech. I'm sure it used to be there, I've set it up in the past, but now I have ...
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El Capitan: how to remove dictation menu item

I upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan earlier this year, and ever since it's been driving me nuts when I'm in Word 2011. (And no, I do not want to go to Word 2016. I deliberately bought 2011 ...
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Voice to Text on iOS10?

I'm Deaf and curious if there is the possibility to point the iPhone toward a speaker and see its text on the screen? Not sure if iOS10 comes with that Voice to Text functionality or if an external ...
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Highlight and immediately speak selected text in one click - Text To Speech on Mac

I am a very heavy text to speech user on the Mac. Every time I use text to speech I have to triple click the paragraph to select it, and then hit option escape to activate text to speech. I wish that ...
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iOS 9.3 offline dictation not working

I have an iPad Pro 12.9 and an iPhone 6s, both have "hey siri" enabled, along with dictation. However I can't get the offline dictation to show up. I initially thought it was because I live in Italy (...
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Dictation just stopped working

I've been using Dictation in TextEdit for several months now. Yesterday, out of the blue, it stopped working. The microphone icon appears and it responds to my voice, but no text appears. I've been ...
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Canceling the last dictated words in dictation mode in iOS

In Dragon NaturallySpeaking one can use the Scratch That command to delete recently dictated text. Is there any equivalent in dictation mode in iOS? I unsuccessfully tried: Scratch That undo cancel
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Leaving dictation mode without having to press the done button in iOS

Is there any way to leave dictation mode with a voice command, without having to press the done button in iOS 8 or above? I use the built in speech recognition program.
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Speech Recognition/Dictation Crashing

Process: com.apple.SpeechRecognitionCore.speechrecognitiond [8448] Path: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SpeechRecognitionCore.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/com....
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How does OS X Dictation input keystrokes?

I am using this keylogger for my own statistics, it simply listens on KeyDown. But when I use the built in dictation, kCGEventKeyDown is not triggered. https://github.com/caseyscarborough/keylogger/ ...
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Reset Enhanced Dictation to its untrained state?

I believe Enhanced Dictation includes functionality to train itself on words found on the user's operating system (for instance, proper nouns found in the Contacts database) and also to improve its ...
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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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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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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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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 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 profile,...
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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 ...