Now we are ready to do some dictation.

Click on that big Microphone icon and then click Allow .... Now start to speak exactly those words you would normally be typing.

Speak quite slowly and distinctly at first until you become more accustomed to it. Eventually you will become more proficient and produce accurate text.

Just like the I-Pad system you can say "New Line" and "New Paragraph" and your cursor will obey all your commands, moving down accordingly to the correct new position.

There are other useful features to explore, such as deleting text and the creation of bullet points for any listing you would like to add.

Use of the "file" tab, enables the saving of your creations through the "download as" tab to your computer, taking the form required you select in either Word or PDF.

It is a great facility, so easy to get that urgent blog or content written fast!


After all that, I seem to be Lost For Words


I hope this is of use to some of you out there

Have fun talking to your favourite Machine! I do.




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Rich908 Premium
Many thanks for that tutorial - My fingers get a bit stiff typing I am going yo try it this weekend - Will this work on Apple Ipad as well?
Regards Richard
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Brookline Premium
Yes Richard I use the voice option on my I-pad on a regular basis.
Just tap on the microphone at the bottom of your screen, wait for the wavy line to commence and then speak. ... you have speak a litle slower than usual and with distinct pronunciation ... You will get the hang of it quite quickly
The commands ... New line .... New paragraph work too.
Good luck with it all
As usual regards David
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Rich908 Premium
Thanks for that
Have a great weekend
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Brookline Premium
Forgot to include that you can use the punctuation commands of.... Comma & full stop when also in voice mode.
Leave any correction of text errors until the end as you will need to come out of voice mode to do any erasing and re texting and this will slow down your use of the voice facility.
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Amasonmarket Premium
Thanks for the information. Regards.
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Brookline Premium
Hope it works to your advantage
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Brookline Premium
It seems to have some initial problems re viewing page 4 but reports coming back confirm it is fine now
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johnwnewman Premium
Sounds like a very useful tool, thanks :-)
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Brookline Premium
Hope you can make use of the extra time it affords in creating output
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terrberr Premium
Haha David...I like your gentle sense of humour:)
THANKS for finding pg. 4, my friend.
I have cervical disc issues in my spine which can sometimes make it uncomfortable to type a lot. So I really appreciate this lesson! I have been using Microsoft Speech Recognition, which leaves a bit to be desired. With it, you have to 'train' your pc to recognize the way you speak and form words. I wonder if this Google version also needs you go through some 'talking' sessions.
I shall indeed have fun talking to my fave machine! And I also enjoy taking in the lessons of one of my favourite trainers here, David...thank you;)
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Tirolith Premium
Lesson 4 is missing. For a bad one finger worker I am excited.
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Brookline Premium
I think it is solved,arrived position 2 on page one of Google if you want to check it out again
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Brookline Premium
Seems corrected now, just viewed a clean version via a Google search of the training's title...it popped up on page 1 .....Madness!
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Marcel92 Premium
Great post. Thank you for sharing.
Marcel...
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Brookline Premium
Glad you like this hope you can use it profitably
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terrberr Premium
Hi David;
I'm very excited that you have posted this really valuable voice-typing training here for us!
It's a Godsend to me, because I wear a soft neck brace while working, and 'hands-free' manouevres just hit the spot:)

As a bonus, you communicate so easily; thank you.

I want to say more, but I wonder if you can please see if we can get page 4 of your good lesson? Right now, it says "The requested source has not been published."

I think I could get along without it, but thought I'd better tell ya, nice fella!
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Brookline Premium
Thank you for your kind words and comments
Good of you to point out the page 4 problem ... Very strange.
I am seeing your quote at the top of page four when I access the training from my profile page, although of course I can see all 4 as complete.
Rather a shame page 4 is supposed to have the key info item.
Will try to correct for you by a re-edit and re publish options
If unsuccessful will have to seek expert help
Will update you later via PM
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terrberr Premium
Thanks, David:)
I just PM'd you a quick one too...;)
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OldMCSEGuy Premium
Being blind Dragon is a tool that I have used to for years. but it's not overly expensive at least not the home version and I am an affiliate. $25 I think is the current sale price. My wife is a Health Care Administrator and she rates it 10. Lol I just asked her. The stuff she writes is generally more sophisticated than what most average people do and it serves her needs well.

because I am on my cell phone so much like right now I use the Google tool a lot but it requires a lot more work than Dragon.

I'll have to check my IBM store but I don't think Via Voice is still available.
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Brookline Premium
Glad you have found something that helps you both.
Both Dragon "Naturally Speaking Home 13.0" and Via Voice are available from Amazon now.
Dragon is around £55 and Via Voice is about £50
Regards David
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MPollock Premium
Nice info Thanks
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Brookline Premium
Glad to help speed up the day
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dorina62 Premium
Fine!It is great!Thanks!
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Brookline Premium
So glad you like it.... saves lots of time.
Edit any errors after completion.
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