Dictating on a Mac for free.

If you’ve recently purchased a Mac you might be surprised to learn that came with inbuilt dictation. And not only that but, in a quiet environment, it works without the need for additional hardware such as microphones.

To get it working simply:
1. Go to Apple menu choose System Preferences.
2. Click on the Dictation & Speech icon.
3.Choose the Language and the Microphone source you intend to use as well as the Shortcut key (this is the key to hold down while you dictate)
4. From here open up a Word document (or some other word processing application), hold down your shortcut key and speak away.
Admittedly this wasn’t perfect but it was pretty good when you consider I have a funny English accent and I was sitting a good two feet away from the internal microphone.
As a comparison here is the text as it appeared using the internal microphone…

If you’ve recently purchased a Mac you might be surprised to learn that came with inbuilt dictation. I’m not only that but, in a quiet environment, it works with out the need for additional hardware such as microphones.

To get it working simply go to apple choose system preferences.
Click on the dictation and speech icon.
And choose the language and the microphone you intend to use as well as the modifying key that she is (this is the key to hold down while many dictation)
From here open up a Word document (or some other word processing application), hold down your Wi-Fi key and schedule.
…and now with a USB microphone…

If you’ve recently purchased a Mac you might be surprised to learn that it came with inbuilt dictation. I’m not only that but, in a quiet environment, it works without the need for additional hardware such as microphones. 

to get it working simply go to the Apple menu choose system preferences.

Click on the dictation and speech icon.

Choose the language and the microphone sauce you intend to use as well as the shortcut key (this is the key to hold down while you dictate)

From here open a Word document (or some other word processing application) hold down your shortcut keys and speak away.

It is still not perfect but as a free alternative to something like Dragon Dictate for straight text input its well worth a look.

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