any free dictation software

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    wmmk

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    Hey everyone,
    I'm in a bit of a rush, writing a terribly long paper. Any dictation software available for free or at least that has a trial available? Any to scan a handwritten document into a .doc?
    Thanks,
    wmmk
     
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    Aperture

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    Hmm. Have a PC? (Or Parallels/etc) My Dell Printer (on the PC obviously) can scan handwritten docs. into text. I did a bit of searching & couldn't find anything for Mac. Good luck though.
     
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    does that dell scanner use any software in particular? That could come in handy for rough drafts of esays for me...
     
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    I think it uses the Dell AIO software that comes with their all in ones. I haven't used the program in a while, & I think it gets a few of the words wrong (naturally) so you have to go through and check it all.

    Pretty handy though.
     
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    wmmk

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    hmmm... have a fax? I'll paypal you $5 if you can turn my rough draft into a .doc!:)
     
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    Check your PMs~
     
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    wmmk

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    hey, saw that. thanks. anyway, got the paper typed and turned it. I really need to get one of those stands that you put looseleaf in so it's at eye level when you type. that'd make everything way, way faster!
     

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