Taking notes with Dictation & Speech


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Taking notes with Dictation & Speech

You know that you can input text with your Mac's keyboard, but Mountain Lion brings a new compelling way to enter text, your voice. For the first time, Mac OS X offers solid speech-to-text capabilities with the dictation feature. We'll start by looking at the Dictation & Apeech preference. System Preferences, Dictation & Speech. Here, you see the option to turn dictation on and off. When you turn it on, you see this warning, and that indicates that when you dictate text, the words that you say will be sent to Apple.

Now, this isn't so Apple can listen in on your conversations or your private correspondence. What they do want to do, however, is use the power of their many, many, many servers that can quickly turn that spoken text into written text and then send it back to you. So, I will now click on Enable Dictation, and it's switched on. Also within this window, you'll see a shortcut pop-up menu, which allows you to change the shortcut if you like. In this case,...

Taking notes with Dictation & Speech
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Taking notes with Dictation & Speech provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

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