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  #1  
Old April 14th 11, 09:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
softandmicroey
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

What is the best freeware or low cost way to use speech recogntion
with xp? I just recently got a microphone and am interesting in
navagating and interacting with the desktop software via speech
recognition.

Any help appreciated,
Matt
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  #2  
Old April 14th 11, 10:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

Install the Microsoft Speech Recognition Engine 4.0 (English) by
downloading the file [spklite.exe] and then executing (by double-clicking
on the file) it to install the Speech Recognition Engine that utilizes
Microsoft's built-in speech synthesizer component - M$ Agent (Ring).

Download [spklite.exe] from brothersoft.com...
http://www.brothersoft.com/d.php?sof...%2Fspklite.exe

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"softandmicroey" wrote in message
...
What is the best freeware or low cost way to use speech recogntion
with xp? I just recently got a microphone and am interesting in
navagating and interacting with the desktop software via speech
recognition.

Any help appreciated,
Matt


  #3  
Old April 15th 11, 02:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

Please ignore the link in my previous post.

I do apolagise, it's been a very long time since I installed the Speech
Recognition and Text-to-Speech Engines onto my system.

After doing a search of my, usually complete and up-to-date collection of
downloaded installation files, I found a file that I thought was the right
one and quoted where I obtained it.

I was wrong, the file was a 3rd-party utillity application that just uses
the MS Agent components.

But, to use Speech Regocnition and Text-to-speech, you need to follow these
steps;
(If you are using Windows XP, you can skip step no.(1))


Installing MS Agent Speech
==========================
(http://www.msagentring.org/setup.aspx)

Download the following components and then execute each in turn by
double-clicking on them and following the setup prompts as they appear...



1). Install Microsoft Agent Core Components version 2.0 (395K)*

*(Skip this step if using Windows XP, ME, 2K, Vista or Win7)

http://activex.microsoft.com/activex...t2/MSagent.exe

----------------------------------------------------

2). Install the Lernout & Hauspie TruVoice,
Text-to-Speech Engine (English version) (1MB).

http://activex.microsoft.com/activex...t2/tv_enua.exe

----------------------------------------------------

3). Install the Microsoft Speech Recognition Engine,
version 4.0 (6MB)

http://activex.microsoft.com/activex...nt2/actcnc.exe

----------------------------------------------------

4a). Install the Microsoft Speech Control Panel (840K)

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...39/SpchCpl.exe

and also;

4b). Agent 2.0 Add-in: SAPI 4 control panel applet (928K)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...4-d5de6023aa23


==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"softandmicroey" wrote in message
...
What is the best freeware or low cost way to use speech recogntion
with xp? I just recently got a microphone and am interesting in
navagating and interacting with the desktop software via speech
recognition.

Any help appreciated,
Matt


  #4  
Old April 15th 11, 02:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

After following the steps (2-4b for XP) outlined in my last post, you will
then be able to configure both Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech by
going to ;

"Control Panel" "Speech"

You may use the "Train Profile" button on the "Speech Recognition" page to
teach the computer how to recognise your unique speech patterns to improve
accuracy.

Then you will be able to use programs such as Office Word to dictate a
letter.

You can control elements such as turning on the microphone for dictation,
by right-clicking on an empty area of the TaskBar, and selecting "Toolbars"
"Language Bar".


When the "Language Bar" appears on your TaskBar, click on the microphone
icon to start dictation in M$ Word.

You can also access the "Speech" Control Panel from the "Language Bar" by
clicking on the "Speech Tools" icon and selecting "Options".

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


  #5  
Old April 15th 11, 02:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

I have spotted a discrepancy in the list of downloads that I hadn't
noticed...

You only need to download and install ONE of the links for number (4)
because 4a + 4b turns out they are the exact-same file (SpchCpl.exe)(928K).

Sorry.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


  #6  
Old June 7th 11, 09:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
softandmicroey
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

On Apr 14, 8:32*pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
After following the steps (2-4b for XP) outlined in my last post, you will
then be able to configure both Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech by
going to ;

"Control Panel" * *"Speech"

You may use the "Train Profile" button on the "Speech Recognition" page to
teach the computer how to recognise your unique speech patterns to improve
accuracy.

Then you will be able to use programs such as Office Word to dictate a
letter.

You can control elements such as turning on the microphone for dictation,
by right-clicking on an empty area of the TaskBar, and selecting "Toolbars"
* "Language Bar".

When the "Language Bar" appears on your TaskBar, click on the microphone
icon to start dictation in M$ Word.

You can also access the "Speech" Control Panel from the "Language Bar" by
clicking on the "Speech Tools" icon and selecting "Options".

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)


Is there a way to navigate the desktop and applications using speech
recognition in XP? I have followed the steps you layed out including
doing the trainined, but don't see how you carry out this use.
  #7  
Old June 8th 11, 09:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP


"Speech Recognition" is already built-in as part of the Windows XP
Operating System.

Earlier versions of Windows can install the free Microsoft software
environment from :
http://www.msagentring.org/setup.aspx
(the site is 3-rd party but the software available for download *is* from
Microsoft)

The component is called Microsoft Agent and, although MSAgent is
pre-installed on XP, from the above website you may download [free] a
selection of other "voices" and Microsoft Agent Characters (animated
"avatars" that go with speech output employed by some programs - the
"clipit" character that appears with MS Office applications, is one such).

You should be able to find it on your [XP] computer by going to :

"Control Panel" "Speech"

...from the "Speech" control panel, you can configure ; "Speech
Recognition" , "Text to Speech" , set microphone volume levels and pick &
preview the style of output voice from a selection of pre-installed male
and female choices.

From there, you can also educate [train] the "Speech Recognition Engine" to
more effectively understand your particular voice.

You will need to enable "Advanced Text Services" if it not been already.

To do this, first open the "Text Services and Input Languages" control (see
below for that) and under the "Advanced" tab, make sure the check-box named
"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked - if it is - uncheck
it...

Above this option, you have the opportunity to "Extend support of advanced
text services to all programs" by checkmarking the box of that name. This
will enable functions like dictation and the reading of text to many other
word processing applications you have.

You should also activate the "The Language Bar" (a taskbar toolbar) so you
can control "Speech Tools" such as Microphone and other settings more
easily. To turn on the "The Language Bar" either choose it from the list
of existing available taskbar toolbars by right-clicking on an empty area
of the taskbar, then choose "Toolbars" "Language Bar".

Or you may have to open the "Regional and Language Options" control panel,
click on the "Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details"
button to open "Text Services and Input Languages" - finally, press the
"Language Bar" button and select the "Show the Language Bar on the desktop"
check-box.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"softandmicroey" wrote in message
...
On Apr 14, 8:32 pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
After following the steps (2-4b for XP) outlined in my last post, you
will
then be able to configure both Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech by
going to ;

"Control Panel" "Speech"

You may use the "Train Profile" button on the "Speech Recognition" page
to
teach the computer how to recognise your unique speech patterns to
improve
accuracy.

Then you will be able to use programs such as Office Word to dictate a
letter.

You can control elements such as turning on the microphone for dictation,
by right-clicking on an empty area of the TaskBar, and selecting
"Toolbars"
"Language Bar".


When the "Language Bar" appears on your TaskBar, click on the microphone
icon to start dictation in M$ Word.

You can also access the "Speech" Control Panel from the "Language Bar" by
clicking on the "Speech Tools" icon and selecting "Options".

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Is there a way to navigate the desktop and applications using speech
recognition in XP? I have followed the steps you layed out including
doing the trainined, but don't see how you carry out this use.

  #8  
Old June 8th 11, 04:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
softandmicroey
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

On Jun 8, 3:56*am, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
"Speech Recognition" is already built-in as part of the Windows XP
Operating System.

Earlier versions of Windows can install the free Microsoft software
environment from :http://www.msagentring.org/setup.aspx
(the site is 3-rd party but the software available for download *is* from
Microsoft)

The component is called Microsoft Agent and, although MSAgent is
pre-installed on XP, from the above website you may download [free] a
selection of other "voices" and Microsoft Agent Characters (animated
"avatars" that go with speech output employed by some programs - the
"clipit" character that appears with MS Office applications, is one such)..

You should be able to find it on your [XP] computer by going to :

"Control Panel" "Speech"

..from the "Speech" control panel, you can configure ; *"Speech
Recognition" , *"Text to Speech" , set microphone volume levels and pick &
preview the style of output voice from a selection of pre-installed male
and female choices.

From there, you can also educate [train] the "Speech Recognition Engine" to
more effectively understand your particular voice.

You will need to enable "Advanced Text Services" if it not been already.

To do this, first open the "Text Services and Input Languages" control (see
below for that) and under the "Advanced" tab, make sure the check-box named
"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked - if it is - uncheck
it...

Above this option, you have the opportunity to "Extend support of advanced
text services to all programs" by checkmarking the box of that name. * This
will enable functions like dictation and the reading of text to many other
word processing applications you have.

You should also activate the "The Language Bar" (a taskbar toolbar) so you
can control "Speech Tools" such as Microphone and other settings more
easily. *To turn on the "The Language Bar" either choose it from the list
of existing available taskbar toolbars by right-clicking on an empty area
of the taskbar, then choose "Toolbars" "Language Bar".

Or you may have to open the "Regional and Language Options" control panel,
click on the "Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details"
button to open "Text Services and Input Languages" - finally, press the
"Language Bar" button and select the "Show the Language Bar on the desktop"
check-box.

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)

"softandmicroey" wrote in message

...
On Apr 14, 8:32 pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:









After following the steps (2-4b for XP) outlined in my last post, you
will
then be able to configure both Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech by
going to ;


"Control Panel" "Speech"


You may use the "Train Profile" button on the "Speech Recognition" page
to
teach the computer how to recognise your unique speech patterns to
improve
accuracy.


Then you will be able to use programs such as Office Word to dictate a
letter.


You can control elements such as turning on the microphone for dictation,
by right-clicking on an empty area of the TaskBar, and selecting
"Toolbars"
"Language Bar".


When the "Language Bar" appears on your TaskBar, click on the microphone
icon to start dictation in M$ Word.


You can also access the "Speech" Control Panel from the "Language Bar" by
clicking on the "Speech Tools" icon and selecting "Options".


==


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Is there a way to navigate the desktop and applications using speech
recognition in XP? I have followed the steps you layed out including
doing the trainined, but don't see how you carry out this use.


I see I'll have to forgo the use of Word with SR of XP because mine is
outdated (word 2007), but are there other applications that can use SR
in XP?
  #9  
Old June 9th 11, 12:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Posts: 1,020
Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

I have Office 2003 installed on my own XP system, and speech recognition
works quite well on it.

After making sure applications can use "Advanced Text Services" - as
outlined in my previous post - you should be able to dictate into an
attached microphone and see your words appear in the "Word" Office
application.

If you have any problems setting this up, please re-post and I will try and
take you through it step-by-step...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"softandmicroey" wrote in message
...
On Jun 8, 3:56 am, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
"Speech Recognition" is already built-in as part of the Windows XP
Operating System.

Earlier versions of Windows can install the free Microsoft software
environment from :http://www.msagentring.org/setup.aspx
(the site is 3-rd party but the software available for download *is* from
Microsoft)

The component is called Microsoft Agent and, although MSAgent is
pre-installed on XP, from the above website you may download [free] a
selection of other "voices" and Microsoft Agent Characters (animated
"avatars" that go with speech output employed by some programs - the
"clipit" character that appears with MS Office applications, is one
such).

You should be able to find it on your [XP] computer by going to :

"Control Panel" "Speech"

..from the "Speech" control panel, you can configure ; "Speech
Recognition" , "Text to Speech" , set microphone volume levels and pick &
preview the style of output voice from a selection of pre-installed male
and female choices.

From there, you can also educate [train] the "Speech Recognition Engine"
to
more effectively understand your particular voice.

You will need to enable "Advanced Text Services" if it not been already.

To do this, first open the "Text Services and Input Languages" control
(see
below for that) and under the "Advanced" tab, make sure the check-box
named
"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked - if it is - uncheck
it...

Above this option, you have the opportunity to "Extend support of
advanced
text services to all programs" by checkmarking the box of that name. This
will enable functions like dictation and the reading of text to many
other
word processing applications you have.

You should also activate the "The Language Bar" (a taskbar toolbar) so
you
can control "Speech Tools" such as Microphone and other settings more
easily. To turn on the "The Language Bar" either choose it from the list
of existing available taskbar toolbars by right-clicking on an empty area
of the taskbar, then choose "Toolbars" "Language Bar".

Or you may have to open the "Regional and Language Options" control
panel,
click on the "Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details"
button to open "Text Services and Input Languages" - finally, press the
"Language Bar" button and select the "Show the Language Bar on the
desktop"
check-box.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)

"softandmicroey" wrote in message

...
On Apr 14, 8:32 pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:









After following the steps (2-4b for XP) outlined in my last post, you
will
then be able to configure both Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech by
going to ;


"Control Panel" "Speech"


You may use the "Train Profile" button on the "Speech Recognition" page
to
teach the computer how to recognise your unique speech patterns to
improve
accuracy.


Then you will be able to use programs such as Office Word to dictate a
letter.


You can control elements such as turning on the microphone for
dictation,
by right-clicking on an empty area of the TaskBar, and selecting
"Toolbars"
"Language Bar".


When the "Language Bar" appears on your TaskBar, click on the
microphone
icon to start dictation in M$ Word.


You can also access the "Speech" Control Panel from the "Language Bar"
by
clicking on the "Speech Tools" icon and selecting "Options".


==


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Is there a way to navigate the desktop and applications using speech
recognition in XP? I have followed the steps you layed out including
doing the trainined, but don't see how you carry out this use.


I see I'll have to forgo the use of Word with SR of XP because mine is
outdated (word 2007), but are there other applications that can use SR
in XP?

  #10  
Old June 9th 11, 11:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
softandmicroey
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

On Jun 9, 6:26*am, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
I have Office 2003 installed on my own XP system, and speech recognition
works quite well on it.

After making sure applications can use "Advanced Text Services" - as
outlined in my previous post - you should be able to dictate into an
attached microphone and see your words appear in the "Word" Office
application.

If you have any problems setting this up, please re-post and I will try and
take you through it step-by-step...

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)

"softandmicroey" wrote in message

...
On Jun 8, 3:56 am, "Tim Meddick" wrote:









"Speech Recognition" is already built-in as part of the Windows XP
Operating System.


Earlier versions of Windows can install the free Microsoft software
environment from :http://www.msagentring.org/setup.aspx
(the site is 3-rd party but the software available for download *is* from
Microsoft)


The component is called Microsoft Agent and, although MSAgent is
pre-installed on XP, from the above website you may download [free] a
selection of other "voices" and Microsoft Agent Characters (animated
"avatars" that go with speech output employed by some programs - the
"clipit" character that appears with MS Office applications, is one
such).


You should be able to find it on your [XP] computer by going to :


"Control Panel" "Speech"


..from the "Speech" control panel, you can configure ; "Speech
Recognition" , "Text to Speech" , set microphone volume levels and pick &
preview the style of output voice from a selection of pre-installed male
and female choices.


From there, you can also educate [train] the "Speech Recognition Engine"
to
more effectively understand your particular voice.


You will need to enable "Advanced Text Services" if it not been already..


To do this, first open the "Text Services and Input Languages" control
(see
below for that) and under the "Advanced" tab, make sure the check-box
named
"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked - if it is - uncheck
it...


Above this option, you have the opportunity to "Extend support of
advanced
text services to all programs" by checkmarking the box of that name. This
will enable functions like dictation and the reading of text to many
other
word processing applications you have.


You should also activate the "The Language Bar" (a taskbar toolbar) so
you
can control "Speech Tools" such as Microphone and other settings more
easily. To turn on the "The Language Bar" either choose it from the list
of existing available taskbar toolbars by right-clicking on an empty area
of the taskbar, then choose "Toolbars" "Language Bar".


Or you may have to open the "Regional and Language Options" control
panel,
click on the "Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details"
button to open "Text Services and Input Languages" - finally, press the
"Language Bar" button and select the "Show the Language Bar on the
desktop"
check-box.


==


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


"softandmicroey" wrote in message


....
On Apr 14, 8:32 pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:


After following the steps (2-4b for XP) outlined in my last post, you
will
then be able to configure both Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech by
going to ;


"Control Panel" "Speech"


You may use the "Train Profile" button on the "Speech Recognition" page
to
teach the computer how to recognise your unique speech patterns to
improve
accuracy.


Then you will be able to use programs such as Office Word to dictate a
letter.


You can control elements such as turning on the microphone for
dictation,
by right-clicking on an empty area of the TaskBar, and selecting
"Toolbars"
"Language Bar".


When the "Language Bar" appears on your TaskBar, click on the
microphone
icon to start dictation in M$ Word.


You can also access the "Speech" Control Panel from the "Language Bar"
by
clicking on the "Speech Tools" icon and selecting "Options".


==


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Is there a way to navigate the desktop and applications using speech
recognition in XP? I have followed the steps you layed out including
doing the trainined, but don't see how you carry out this use.


I see I'll have to forgo the use of Word with SR of XP because mine is
outdated (word 2007), but are there other applications that can use SR
in XP?


sorry still puzzled about getting SR to work with Word 2007. I speak
and nothing appears. I don't know how to activate it.
  #11  
Old June 10th 11, 12:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

So you followed the instructions to both make sure "Advanced Text Services"
are enabled on your system, and to activate the "Language Bar" on to your
TaskBar have you?

I did suggest (in my first post that I referred you to) that you :

1). Make sure "Advanced Text Services" is enabled, if it has not been
already.

To do this, first open the "Text Services and Input Languages" control (see
below for that) and under the "Advanced" tab, make sure the check-box named
"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked - if it is - uncheck
it.

Above this option you will also find the feature - "Extend support of
advanced
text services to all programs" - enable it by checkmarking the box of that
name.
(You may have to restart your computer at this point) This
will enable functions like dictation and the reading of text to many other
word processing applications you have.

2). Activate "The Language Bar" (a taskbar toolbar) so you
can control "Speech Tools" such as Microphone and other settings more
easily.

To do this, open the "Regional and Language Options" control panel,
click on the "Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details"
button to open "Text Services and Input Languages" - finally, press the
"Language Bar" button and select the "Show the Language Bar on the desktop"
check-box.

3). Having done both of the above, you should now be ready to begin. But
first, you should click on the "Speech Tools" icon on the Language Bar, and
select "Training" and go through the Train Profile wizard to familiarize
the system to your voice and make your peculiar speech patterns more
recognizable to the computer.

(If the "Speech Tools" icon is not visible on the Language Bar - click on
the Language Bar Speech Tools to make the Speech Tools icon appear)

Finally, open Word - press on the microphone icon on the Language Bar to
activate it, and start speaking into the mike to dictate text into the Word
program.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"softandmicroey" wrote in message
...
On Jun 9, 6:26 am, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
I have Office 2003 installed on my own XP system, and speech recognition
works quite well on it.

After making sure applications can use "Advanced Text Services" - as
outlined in my previous post - you should be able to dictate into an
attached microphone and see your words appear in the "Word" Office
application.

If you have any problems setting this up, please re-post and I will try
and
take you through it step-by-step...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)

"softandmicroey" wrote in message

...
On Jun 8, 3:56 am, "Tim Meddick" wrote:









"Speech Recognition" is already built-in as part of the Windows XP
Operating System.


Earlier versions of Windows can install the free Microsoft software
environment from :http://www.msagentring.org/setup.aspx
(the site is 3-rd party but the software available for download *is*
from
Microsoft)


The component is called Microsoft Agent and, although MSAgent is
pre-installed on XP, from the above website you may download [free] a
selection of other "voices" and Microsoft Agent Characters (animated
"avatars" that go with speech output employed by some programs - the
"clipit" character that appears with MS Office applications, is one
such).


You should be able to find it on your [XP] computer by going to :


"Control Panel" "Speech"


..from the "Speech" control panel, you can configure ; "Speech
Recognition" , "Text to Speech" , set microphone volume levels and pick
&
preview the style of output voice from a selection of pre-installed
male
and female choices.


From there, you can also educate [train] the "Speech Recognition
Engine"
to
more effectively understand your particular voice.


You will need to enable "Advanced Text Services" if it not been
already.


To do this, first open the "Text Services and Input Languages" control
(see
below for that) and under the "Advanced" tab, make sure the check-box
named
"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked - if it is - uncheck
it...


Above this option, you have the opportunity to "Extend support of
advanced
text services to all programs" by checkmarking the box of that name.
This
will enable functions like dictation and the reading of text to many
other
word processing applications you have.


You should also activate the "The Language Bar" (a taskbar toolbar) so
you
can control "Speech Tools" such as Microphone and other settings more
easily. To turn on the "The Language Bar" either choose it from the
list
of existing available taskbar toolbars by right-clicking on an empty
area
of the taskbar, then choose "Toolbars" "Language Bar".


Or you may have to open the "Regional and Language Options" control
panel,
click on the "Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details"
button to open "Text Services and Input Languages" - finally, press the
"Language Bar" button and select the "Show the Language Bar on the
desktop"
check-box.


==


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


"softandmicroey" wrote in message


...
On Apr 14, 8:32 pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:


After following the steps (2-4b for XP) outlined in my last post, you
will
then be able to configure both Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech
by
going to ;


"Control Panel" "Speech"


You may use the "Train Profile" button on the "Speech Recognition"
page
to
teach the computer how to recognise your unique speech patterns to
improve
accuracy.


Then you will be able to use programs such as Office Word to dictate
a
letter.


You can control elements such as turning on the microphone for
dictation,
by right-clicking on an empty area of the TaskBar, and selecting
"Toolbars"
"Language Bar".


When the "Language Bar" appears on your TaskBar, click on the
microphone
icon to start dictation in M$ Word.


You can also access the "Speech" Control Panel from the "Language
Bar"
by
clicking on the "Speech Tools" icon and selecting "Options".


==


Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


Is there a way to navigate the desktop and applications using speech
recognition in XP? I have followed the steps you layed out including
doing the trainined, but don't see how you carry out this use.


I see I'll have to forgo the use of Word with SR of XP because mine is
outdated (word 2007), but are there other applications that can use SR
in XP?


sorry still puzzled about getting SR to work with Word 2007. I speak
and nothing appears. I don't know how to activate it.

  #12  
Old June 10th 11, 01:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

Sorry, it may not have been clear in my latest post, how to make sure that
the "Advanced Text Services" function is activated (enabled).

To turn on Advanced Text Services" if it not been turned on already.

Open the "Regional and Language Options" control panel, click on the
"Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details" button to open
"Text Services and Input Languages" and under the Advanced" tab, make sure
the check-box named "Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked -
if it is checked - uncheck it...

Above this option you will also find the feature - "Extend support of
advanced text services to all programs" - enable it by checkmarking the box
of that name.
(You may have to restart your computer at this point) This will enable
functions like dictation and the reading of text to many other word
processing applications you may have.

Then make sure you can see the Language Bar is present on your TaskBar (it
should appear at the left of the "System Tray" which is, in turn, next to
the TaskBar clock in the corner).

*NB You can open the "Text Services and Input Languages" dialogue box
directly by copying / pasting the following line into the "Run" box on the
Start Menu :

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL input.dll

From there you can both make sure "Advanced Text Services" function is
enabled ("Advanced" tab), and also show the "Language Bar" on the desktop
(press the "Language Bar" button).

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)

  #13  
Old June 10th 11, 01:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
softandmicroey
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

On Jun 9, 7:08*pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
Sorry, it may not have been clear in my latest post, how to make sure that
the "Advanced Text Services" function is activated (enabled).

To turn on Advanced Text Services" if it not been turned on already.

Open the "Regional and Language Options" control panel, click on the
"Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details" button to open
"Text Services and Input Languages" and under the Advanced" tab, make sure
the check-box named *"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked -
if it is checked - uncheck it...

Above this option you will also find the feature - "Extend support of
advanced text services to all programs" - enable it by checkmarking the box
of that name.
(You may have to restart your computer at this point) * This will enable
functions like dictation and the reading of text to many other word
processing applications you may have.

Then make sure you can see the Language Bar is present on your TaskBar (it
should appear at the left of the "System Tray" which is, in turn, next to
the TaskBar clock in the corner).

*NB You can open the "Text Services and Input Languages" dialogue box
directly by copying / pasting the following line into the "Run" box on the
Start Menu :

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL input.dll

From there you can both make sure "Advanced Text Services" function is
enabled ("Advanced" tab), and also show the "Language Bar" on the desktop
(press the "Language Bar" button).

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)


ty for your patience. I have tried to fully follow your instructions,
however after I rebooted as prompted the only thing I recognize as
language bar related that appeared on the desktop was a "?" symbol on
the taskbar which when clicked on identified itself as 'language bar
help' I have since opened M$ Word only to find it would not show any
other language bar symbols on the task bar. I have rebooted again an
additional time just to be on the safe side, and now find that the "?"
symbol is gone. Additionally when I right click on the task bar there
is no language bar option among the tool bars to chose from, either
checked or unchecked. This change further puzzles me.
  #14  
Old June 11th 11, 04:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

It could be my fault for the way I explain things.

But for speech recognition, you need to install *no* further software as it
really is built-in to WinXP.

All I can advise is for you to open the Windows Xp Help Center ("Help and
Support" on your Start Menu), type in to the Help Search Box the words :
"Text Services" and press on the green arrow next to it to start the
search.

In the returned results in the results pane below, you need to look at the
following two items :

"Show the Language Bar"

"Turn Text Services on or off"


....I hope this helps.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"softandmicroey" wrote in message
...
On Jun 9, 7:08 pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
Sorry, it may not have been clear in my latest post, how to make sure
that
the "Advanced Text Services" function is activated (enabled).

To turn on Advanced Text Services" if it not been turned on already.

Open the "Regional and Language Options" control panel, click on the
"Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details" button to open
"Text Services and Input Languages" and under the Advanced" tab, make
sure
the check-box named "Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked -
if it is checked - uncheck it...

Above this option you will also find the feature - "Extend support of
advanced text services to all programs" - enable it by checkmarking the
box
of that name.
(You may have to restart your computer at this point) This will enable
functions like dictation and the reading of text to many other word
processing applications you may have.

Then make sure you can see the Language Bar is present on your TaskBar
(it
should appear at the left of the "System Tray" which is, in turn, next to
the TaskBar clock in the corner).

*NB You can open the "Text Services and Input Languages" dialogue box
directly by copying / pasting the following line into the "Run" box on
the
Start Menu :

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL input.dll

From there you can both make sure "Advanced Text Services" function is
enabled ("Advanced" tab), and also show the "Language Bar" on the desktop
(press the "Language Bar" button).

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)


ty for your patience. I have tried to fully follow your instructions,
however after I rebooted as prompted the only thing I recognize as
language bar related that appeared on the desktop was a "?" symbol on
the taskbar which when clicked on identified itself as 'language bar
help' I have since opened M$ Word only to find it would not show any
other language bar symbols on the task bar. I have rebooted again an
additional time just to be on the safe side, and now find that the "?"
symbol is gone. Additionally when I right click on the task bar there
is no language bar option among the tool bars to chose from, either
checked or unchecked. This change further puzzles me.

  #15  
Old June 11th 11, 11:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
softandmicroey
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Posts: 9
Default Freeware or Low Cost Speech Recognition for XP

On Jun 9, 7:08*pm, "Tim Meddick" wrote:
Sorry, it may not have been clear in my latest post, how to make sure that
the "Advanced Text Services" function is activated (enabled).

To turn on Advanced Text Services" if it not been turned on already.

Open the "Regional and Language Options" control panel, click on the
"Languages" tab (across the top), click on the "Details" button to open
"Text Services and Input Languages" and under the Advanced" tab, make sure
the check-box named *"Turn off advanced text services" is *not* checked -
if it is checked - uncheck it...

Above this option you will also find the feature - "Extend support of
advanced text services to all programs" - enable it by checkmarking the box
of that name.
(You may have to restart your computer at this point) * This will enable
functions like dictation and the reading of text to many other word
processing applications you may have.

Then make sure you can see the Language Bar is present on your TaskBar (it
should appear at the left of the "System Tray" which is, in turn, next to
the TaskBar clock in the corner).

*NB You can open the "Text Services and Input Languages" dialogue box
directly by copying / pasting the following line into the "Run" box on the
Start Menu :

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL input.dll

From there you can both make sure "Advanced Text Services" function is
enabled ("Advanced" tab), and also show the "Language Bar" on the desktop
(press the "Language Bar" button).

==

Cheers, * *Tim Meddick, * *Peckham, London. * *:-)


I returned to your ealier posts and now have the language bar
appearing for the taskbar and other part of the desktop, however
within M$ Word no bottons appear on the language bar to allow
dictation. I do not know if it matters, but I have not yet registered
the program with M$.

Any added helpful feedback appeciated
Matt
 




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