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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Speech

Mac OS X’s Speech preferences pane includes two groups of options:

  • Speech Recognition lets you enable and configure speech recognition features.

  • Text to Speech allows you to set the default system voice and enable and configure talking alerts and other spoken items.

In this section, I explain how to set up and use these features.

✓ Tips

  • Speech recognition requires a sound input device, such as a built-in or external microphone or an iSight camera.

  • The speech recognition feature works best in a relatively quiet work environment.

To enable & configure speech recognition

1.
In the Speech preferences pane, click the Speech Recognition button (Figure 97).
Figure 97. The Settings options for Speech Recognition in the Speech preferences pane. ...

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