Speech to Text

    Purpose: To help inform people of free alternatives to Dragon Naturally Speaking that they can use on their own personal devices. This documentation will cover both dictation and voice control of a Mac or PC/Laptop, and will be broken into two sections for each use. 



    NoteAs with any speech to text software remember you must speak in a monotone voice, because the computer does not understand human speech patterns and tones.


     

    Apple Dictation

    1. On an iOS device just click the microphone icon 
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     in any app and begin dictating.

     

    1. On a Macbook or Mac desktop product. 
    1. Click the Apple icon in the top toolbar.
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    1. Click on System Preferences
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    1. In System Preferences click on Keyboard
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    System Preferences
    1. In the tabs section click on Dictation
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    Keyboard Options
    1. Turn Dictation on and select your shortcut key to activate dictation.
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    Dictation Checkbox