Speech recognition allows you to enter text into a document by speaking. Instead of typing, you can compose e-mail, create a report, or modify figures in a spreadsheet by speaking into a microphone. Speech recognition works with programs that support it. You can dictate text in any Microsoft Office XP program.

Getting Start with Speech Recognition

  1. To set up a microphone
  2. To Configure a microphone
  3. How to train the speech recognition engine
  4. Start to use speech recognition:
    • Open your application (e.g. MS Word)
    • Click "Microphone " from the language bar to activate.
    • Click "Dictation" to start "write" your article.

Note: It is important to train the speech recognition engine to understand your voice. As you read the training text aloud, the engine looks for patterns in the way you speak to help it interpret the words you say. Training creates a speech profile for the individual speaker.Speech recognition is not designed for completely hands-free operation; you will get the best results if you use a combination of your voice and the mouse and keyboard, or your voice and a handwriting input device.