Voice dictation only thread

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Mad101daN, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Mad101daN macrumors member

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    I thought it might be fun, to play a game where all posts are done using voice dictation only.

    So far the first sentence has gone well, and I hope it continues to do so.

    I think the hardest thing about voice dictation is actually thinking quickly enough about what you're going to type.

    Although again, that's my first post using voice dictation Emily all applies must only use voice dictation.
     
  2. rocoloco macrumors member

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    Too bad we have to press fn to confirm. (I wrote this with dictation)
     
  3. jeutie macrumors member

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    I'm not quite good of an English speaker but my computer was able to translate nicely.
     
  4. Mad101daN thread starter macrumors member

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    You can also press the enter key to end voice dictation

    (I'm just trying to type using brackets as well).

    "Help""

    "Didn't work very well


    In fact everytime you say the word quote it seems to show quotation marks – typically not that time.
     
  5. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    Dictation is a pretty cool feature, I hope it helps me with all those college essays I have to write!

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    The reason we have to press fn to confirm every dictation, is because if you're going to do a long dictation you might have to pause for quite some time to think of what you're going to say next, it would be kind of annoying if it just ended like Siri does, without confirming it and you have to redo the dictation all over again.
     
  6. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    It's been it's going to be hard to get used to.
    I like the idea of having it not sure how useful it's going to be everyday.
     
  7. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    What does your normal day consist of? If you do a lot of typing then it'll probably be pretty useful to you. But if you work in a busy environment with lots of people around you then it might be kind of weird if you're just talking to your computer.

    By the way, does anybody have a problem when they're going over their blue underlined dictation and are trying to see what other options are are for the text and it's not showing any options to replace the dictation?
     
  8. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    Dictation is awesome!

    I am using it right now to type and it seems fairly accurate.
     
  9. iDamian macrumors newbie

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    Dictation is awesome. I'm actually writing this with voice dictation.
     
  10. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I love voice dictation. It's my favourite feature of mountain lion. I hope any that are less X 10.9 or OS 11 will get full Siri integration.
     
  11. kftrainer, Jul 25, 2012
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    Yes, I'm having problems with that as well when it comes to the blue underlined words and getting alternate corrections, there is a delay and it is quite frustrating-I am thinking is a bug because it works sometimes and sometimes it does not. otherwise it is a pretty cool feature I love using it
     
  12. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    I was on I message using voice dictation as I am right now, then I realized what's the point of voice dictation on iMessage when you can just call the person up? (I said this in dictation)
     
  13. virginiaplain0 macrumors member

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    I have used dictation on the iPad and now I'm going to use it on my Mac.

    Now I just hope that my mom doesn't think I'm nuts when I'm talking in my room. I don't want her to think I'm talking to myself, when I'm just dictating my message.
     
  14. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Didn't even think to try it until now. Space seems to work though.
     
  15. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    you can also just wait till the 30 second time limit is up


    I love lamp!:)

    I wrote this with dictation
     
  16. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    My understanding is that if you use it more, it will become better over time, but not sure if this is true or not. So far dictation on this forum is doing quite well, better than I expected, but I have seen a few hick ups now and then. I find myself pausing a lot, trying to get my thoughts together in what I'm going to say. I hope Apple does introduce Siri into this operating system at some point and that will be a lot of fun as well.
     
  17. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

    So far dictation is working very well for me. I'm hoping that over time it will learn my voice and be a little more accurate on some of the fringe words.
     
  18. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Voice dictation is working fine for me and I'm doing this from my Mac =)
     
  19. rocoloco macrumors member

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    Good point!
     
  20. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Very happy with lion so happy I upgraded voice dictation is actually really really accurate
     
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    Dictation works pretty well I found. I have sort of an accent and it picks up every work pretty well so so far good.
     
  23. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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    Try speaking in the Scottish accent period
    I love London!
    Have you seen nextI'm exactlyLet's faceBackspaceYes backspaceNo go backDon't make numerous Jason drawback periodAre you Littlebury exactlyHi
    How do you DeleteA words exactly?

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    How do you use backspace?
    I mean in dictation, If you said something wrong periodsAlso how didn't get there yet sign exactly
    Ignore up above
    How do you Get The Period Sign exactly?
    Submit reply
     
  24. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    To get the punctuation mark just say the word "period". Space this voice dictation stuff is fairly accurate and I love mountain lion so far
     
  25. ugp macrumors 65816

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    Dictation seems to work very well.

    Even with the TV in the background.
     

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