How It Works
The video below explains the recognition-automation integration enabled after downloading and installing the Custom Dictation Commands set from this website. It’s like “magic wrapped in bacon.”
(⬆ see above ) A video describing the design behind the partnership between Speech Recognition and Automation in macOS.
So how do custom Dictation Commands work?
A script library is a script bundle file that can contain localizable resources, to enable it to work with multiple languages. Typically, a Script Library contains numerous scripting routines or handlers, each designed to perform a specific task.
When it comes to flexible command and control Script libraries deliver an impressive set of abilities throughout the OS and its applications, and they are a perfect partner for Speech Recognition.
So here’s how Speech Recognition and Automation work together:
When the command “make a new presentation” is spoken 1 it is recognized 2 and its indicated application context is confirmed 3 The speech system then executes the script assigned to that command 4
The flexibility and power of this mechanism is what enables a single spoken command to perform what used to take many steps and procedures to accomplish.
NOTE: All of the scripts and command assignments are created for you automatically when you run the installer script for building the Speech Recognition preference file. You don’t have to do this by hand!
COMING SOON: How to make your own custom command sets