I have a friend who has purchased a Dictaphone (Olympus DW-360) with Digital wave Player software. She has asked me , if she can use the recorder to dictate, download to PC (straight in a word processor?). (NOT speech recognition).
If this is possible, easy to follow instructions would be great, THANKS . Alan.
roygbiv, I've never found a way of doing this. But would love to know about it if anybody does!!
I know you say NOT speech recognition but that's the only way I have found to do the task. Whenever I need to transcribe recorded text (which I all-too-often do!) I use speech recognition software, i.e. play the recorded text into earphones and repeat into a microphone - saves on typing which i am really bad at!
Some digital dictation things are compatible with speech recognition software programs. I think that Dragon recomends Olympus machines, but am not absolutely sure--you will have to check. The only way I know of to turn speech into a WP doc is to run it through a speech recognition program, though, so I suspect your friend won't be able to do without one.
The Digital Wave Player is just a little program which plays sound, I think (but am likely to be wrong with this one): nothing to do with speech recogntion, as far as I know.