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Windows Vista®: Home Entertainment with Windows® Media Center and Xbox 360™ by Greg Slack, S. E. Slack

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Use Media Center with Speech Recognition

You can start and use both computer applications (Media Center, for example) and the 2007 Microsoft Office system (Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, and so on) with the same basic commands. To start Media Center, follow these instructions (remember to say them!):

  1. If speech recognition is in sleep mode, indicated on the toolbar, say "Start listening."

  2. Say "Open Media Center." Choose a number from the list provided, and say "Okay."

  3. To navigate the menu, say "Scroll up," "Scroll down," "Left," or "Right."

This will take some time to get used to, so don’t get discouraged if the program seems to respond slowly at first. The more you use the program, the more quickly it can identify what you ...

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