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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 23. Speaking to Your Computer

In This Chapter:

  • Understand the problems inherent in speech recognition
  • Set up your computer’s microphone properly
  • Train your computer to understand what you say
  • Take Vista’s speech recognition tutorial
  • Master speech recognition commands so that you can control your computer
  • Dictate text into your documents

Why mess with a keyboard and mouse when Vista understands what you say?

The day is finally here, long-promised in science-fiction stories from long ago. Computers understand people. Speak into your computer’s microphone, and you can control your computer and dictate words into your word processor. Speech recognition used to be error-prone at best. Although some improvement is still called for, a Vista-based ...

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