Speech Recognition Overview
The video below (18:50) describes each of the four categories of Speech Recognition (Dictation, Enhanced Dictation, Advanced Commands, and User Commands) and details what they do, and where their preferences and controls are placed in the operating system (macOS Sierra).
The video below (1:33) shows how to prepare your computer for installation of the Custom Dictation Commands set (OS X El Capitan).
NOTE: the custom Dictation Commands set works with Mac OS X El Capitan (v10.11) and higher.
The use of custom Dictation Commands requires that specific speech controls on your computer be activated. Before installing the dictation commands, make sure the following settings are enabled:
Just follow these steps:
DO THIS ►In the Dictation system preference pane in the System Preferences application, activate Dictation by clicking the On radio button 1 and then select the “Use Enhanced Dictation” checkbox 2 (⬇ see below )
DO THIS ►Next, turn on Advanced Commands by first viewing the Dictation options in the Accessibility preference pane and clicking the “Dictation Commands” button 3 (⬇ see below )
DO THIS ►In the sheet displayed over the preference window, select the checkbox titled “Enable advanced commands” 4 located at the bottom left of the sheet (⬇ see below )
DO THIS ►After electing the checkbox, click the Done button 5 and close the System Preferences application (⬆ see above )
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