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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Training Word to Understand Speech

Before you can begin using Word's speech-recognition feature, you must first perform two steps:

  • Adjust your microphone so that it captures your voice as clearly as possible, and test to make sure that it is working properly.
  • Train Office to understand your unique voice, by reading a passage that Word can calibrate against its own speech database.

To begin the process, make sure that your microphone is connected properly to your computer. You might want to run Windows Sound Recorder (Start, Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Sound Recorder) and attempt to record your voice; if you see jagged audio lines instead of a straight flat line as you speak, your computer is successfully recording your voice from your ...

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