Using Speech


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Using Speech

The Mac has the ability to obey some spoken commands as well as speak text on the screen. These capabilities are controlled within the Speech System Preference. Now before we get started, understand that speech recognition is not the same thing as dictation. Speech recognition will try to issue commands based on what you say, but it won't transcribe what you say. For that you need a program like Mac's Speeches Dictate. With a microphone attached to your Mac and it configured as the input, enable the Speakable Items option. This little lozenge here with Escape in it appears.

When you want to tell your Mac to do something, hold down the Esc key and tell the Mac what you want. For example, "open iTunes" and there it is, there is iTunes. We will quit that. To see what your Mac will respond to, click on the bottom of the lozenge and choose Open Speech Commands Window. You can go through this list of speakable items to see what the Mac will respond to. And here is one, Tell me a joke, ...

Using Speech
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Using Speech provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Beyond the Basics

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Business
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Mac OS X
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