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Windows 8 Speech to Text



Microsoft speech to text is alive and well in Windows 8. We’re still not sure of the status of speech to text in Windows RT so this tutorial assumes that you are using either standard Windows 8 or Windows 8 pro. Speech recognition software can be used to not only dictate but to control both desktop and Start Screen (Metro) programs and applications.

To launch Speech to Text, go to Start Screen and type Speech. Click the Speech App and setup your system using short tutorial. Use a GOOD…

20 Comments on Windows 8 Speech to Text

  1. sorry! i have a question, i'm a foreigner and i want to finda sofware can record and change everthing i talk to the text. if i talk misstake word it will note misstake word too. thanks

  2. It looks good…. can u tell me which speech recognition software is used to develop this????

  3. How do you get this to work ion your computer?

  4. how do you turn it on??

  5. Will I feel like Captain Jean-Luc Picard while using this?

  6. Have you or anyone tried this using a Bluetooth headset? 

  7. I called Microsoft to assist with setting this up and they said there is no such thing as speech to text!? I told them that I was watching someone on youtube do it right now and they said to buy the dragon program. Is there a setting that could possibly be blocking me from using this feature?

  8. You can configure it to toggle on and off by clicking the Microphone button on the Speech Recognition control panel. Don't believe you can change the listen command. Yes, you can use text to speech in Word 10 and Office 365. Search for How to use Text-to-Speech in Windows 8 in YouTube and you will find a short How To video re. using text to speech in other programs.

  9. You need to select your internal microphone in Sound options found in the Control panel or by right clicking on the sound icon in your desktop tray (assuming it has been set to show in the tray.) I don't recommend using a built-in microphone with Speech to Text. The only machine that works for me using the internal mic is my Asus Windows RT tablet. A good external USB mic is recommended.

  10. is it possible to change this? so, instead of saying "start listening" i could say something else? and is there a way to make pc talk back to me?

  11. so when i go to use speech recognition it says is internal mic a desktop microphone or a headset or something else and something else is not my computer mic what do i click so its right to ise my internal mic in my computer itself

  12. I have not had much luck using Bluetooth headsets with any speech to text software. Use a good quality USB headset if possible. I have good results with the ANDREA ELECTRONICS USB Headset. Placement of the microphone is important and illustrated in the Windows tutorial. If USB is not possible, use a wired analog headset. Let me know if you continue to have problems.

  13. The app or rather program is shipped as part of the Windows operating system. Simply search for the keyword speech.

  14. I have just started to use windows speech recognition with my sonyericsson MW600 bluetooth headset on windows 8. I am still on learning stage and taken tutorial many times to get my computer trained with my voice. But many times, its hit and miss. Pls help. Should I change my microphone?

  15. I have just started to use windows speech recognition with my sonyericsson MW600 bluetooth headset on windows 8. I am still on learning stage and taken tutorial many times to get my computer trained with my voice. But many times, its hit and miss. Pls help. Should I change my microphone?

  16. May you let me know where I can get the App you show in the video?

  17. Nice. I have Windows 8 but haven't tried the speech to text yet. It looks like it works well.

  18. I have used almost every speech to text program on both Windows and Apple. The Microsoft solution is free and is both accurate and easy to edit text using voice commands. The Nuance products offer some advantages but for us the hit on system resources, cost and poor support make it a non-starter.

  19. I've used it with Windows Vista (frankly frustrating) and I took a class in Dragon. Dragon at the time (2 yrs ago) was way better. I haven't tried Windows Speech Rec in Windows 8 however. I was hoping it has improved to the point where I could use it without frustration.

  20. I've used it with Windows Vista (frankly fustrating) and I took a class in Dragon. Dragon at the time (2 yrs ago) was way better. I haven't tried Windows Speech Rec in Windows 8 however. I was hoping it has improved to the point where I could use it without fustration.

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