voice activation programs

  User-AFFF82E3-E407-44E0-BD0316A44C272D4C 16:58 20 Jun 2004
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Could someone point me in the direction of a word processor program that allows a mic to be used instead of typing? As i have arthritis it would make make computing a lot less painful, is there one avaliable? Many thanks in advance.

  pj123 18:18 20 Jun 2004

Well, Dragon Naturally Speaking comes to mind at first. Try click here

or this one click here

You normally have to spend a few hours teaching the programme to recognise your voice and you still may have to use the keyboard occasionally to correct the odd few words.

  Curio 19:42 21 Jun 2004

I can highly recommend Dragon Naturally Speaking preferred 7. You need a good headset and will have to train the beast to get best results. It is quite expensive to buy, but if you do purchase it, once installed go to their Web Site and update. It is currently at 7.2 (no extra cost). The improvements are such that it will not take that long to be extremely accurate. Best of luck if you go for it.

  Curio 19:50 21 Jun 2004

Sorry - latest version is 7.3 SP2 not as I originally said
click here

Cheers peeps its way out of my financial means never mind at least i know what one to buy when i win the lottery. lol

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