Using Dictation to Make a List

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by madsci954, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    Is there a way to use Dictation to make a list? Say I'm in Reminders and I want to make a grocery list. I want to add milk, eggs, cheese, and bread. Is there a way to use Dictation to say each item and give it their own check box?

    I know I can Fn-Fn - "milk" - enter - Fn-Fn - "eggs" - enter - Fn-Fn - "cheese"...etc but I'm interested in one flowing motion.
  2. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    That sounds like something Siri would be more likely to do. But as far as I know, dictation is just dictation. It doesn't allow for any commands like Send Message, or Set Reminder, etc.
  3. gnipun macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2012
    I can't test it right now but, what would happen if you dictate "Milk new-line Cheese new-line Bread..."
    I am not too sure but it might make them different items.
  4. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Just like Siri, voice dictation in ML is a novelty that wears off fast because it's so limited. (Well, really it sucks).

    In a noisy room my jaw actually hurts after awhile from carefully enunciating the words and there is so much to correct I end up typing it all anyway.
  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    agreed it was fun to try it a few times but nothing i would actualy use for replacing typing

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