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How to Set up Speech Recognition in Windows 7
Published  06/18/2011 | Windows 7 | Rating:
How to Set up Speech Recognition in Windows 7

 There are three steps to setting up Speech Recognition: Set up your microphone, Learn how to talk to your computer, and Train your computer to understand your speech. Before you get started, make sure that your microphone is connected to your computer.

Set up your microphone
Open Windows Speech Recognition by typing it in the Start Menu search box. Click Set up microphone and then ffollow the instructions on the screen.

Teach yourself how to talk to your computer
Windows comes with a speech training tutorial to help teach you the commands used with Speech Recognition. The tutorial takes about 45 minutes to complete. Follow the steps after clicking on Take Speech Tutorial in the Windows Speech Recognition window.

Train your computer to recognize your speech
Speech Recognition associates a unique voice profile to your User Account to recognise your voice and spoken commands. As you use Speech Recognition, your voice profile gets more detailed, which should improve your computer's ability to understand you. Open Speech Recognition and Click on Train your computer to better understand you.

Frequently used commands
The following table shows some of the most commonly used commands in
Speech Recognition.

To do this Say this
click any item by its name click File; Insert; view
click any item click recycle bin; click Libraries; click file name Double-click any item
Double-click recycle bin; Double-click Libraries; Doubleclick file name
switch to an open program
switch to notepad; switch to WordPad; switch to
program name; switch application
scroll in one direction scroll up; scroll down; scroll left; scroll right
show a list of applicable commands What can I say?
make the computer listen to you start listening
make the computer stop listening stop listening
ask for help How do I do something?

For example, say “How do I install a scanner?” and a list of help topics is returned.

Dictation
These are commands for working with text. The following table shows commands for using Speech Recognition to work with text.

To do this Say this
Insert a new line in the document new line
Insert a new paragraph in the document new paragraph
Insert a tab tab
Put the cursor before a specific word Go to word
Put the cursor after a specific word Go after word
Go to the start of the document Go to start of document
Go to the end of the current document Go to end of document
select the word in the current document select word
select the word range in the current document select word range; select word through word
select all text in the current document select all
select the last text you dictated select that
clear the selection on the screen clear selection
Delete the previous sentence Delete previous sentence
Delete the next sentence Delete next sentence
Delete the selected or last dictated text Delete that

Keyboard keys
Commands for keyboard keys
The following table shows commands for using Speech Recognition to press keyboard keys

To do this Say this
Press any key on the keyboard Press keyboard key; Press a; Press capital b; Press shift plus a; Press ctrl plus a
Press certain keyboard keys without saying "press" first Delete; backspace; enter; Page Up; Page down; Home; end; tab

Controls
Commands for using common controls
The following table shows commands for using Speech Recognition to perform tasks in Windows.

To do this Say this
right-click any item
right-click computer; right-click recycle bin; rightclick file name
minimize all windows to show your desktop show desktop
click something you don't know the name of show numbers (numbers will appear on the screen for every item in the active window. say an item's corresponding number to click it.)
click a numbered item 15 ok; 7 ok
Double-click a numbered item Double-click 15; Double-click 4
right-click a numbered item right-click 2; right-click 3

Windows
Commands for working with windows
The following table shows commands for using Speech Recognition to work with windows and programs.

To do this Say this
open a program open Paint; open notePad; open program name switch to an open program
switch to Paint; switch to WordPad; switch to program name; switch application
close a program close that; close notePad; close Documents
minimize minimize that; minimize WordPad; minimize Documents
maximize maximize that; maximize notepad; maximize computer
restore restore that; restore Paint; restore Documents
cut cut that; cut
copy copy that; copy
Paste Paste
Delete Delete that; Delete
Undo Undo that; scratch that; Undo
scroll an exact distance in pages scroll down 2 pages; scroll up 10 pages
Go to a field in a form or a program Go to field name; Go to subject; Go to address; Go to cc

Click anywhere on the screen
Commands for clicking anywhere on the screen
The following table shows commands for using Speech Recognition to click anywhere on the screen.

To do this Say this
show the mousegrid mousegrid
move the mouse pointer to the center of any mousegrid square
number or numbers of the square; 1; 3; 5; 1, 5, 5
click any mousegrid square click number of the square

Select an item to drag with the mousegrid Number or numbers of the square where the item appears; 2, 5, 7 (followed by) mark Select an area where you want to drag the item with the mousegrid Number—or numbers—of the square where you want to drag; 2,3, 9 (followed by) click.

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