This video tutorial demonstrates how to select and correct text in Dual Writer documents using voice commands.
The demonstration includes how you can say “correct that” to replace misunderstood words from a menu, or say “spell it” to open the spelling panel, or say “start typing” to have your speech understood as keyboard characters.
Transcript of the video
In this tutorial we’ll talk about making corrections in Dual Writer documents using voice commands. Let’s get started by clicking on the Dictation Tab and clicking the Dictation Button to start.
“Now it’s time to save document.”
“Save document” is a Dual Writer command that will save your document any time you say it. When part of the sentence or phrase, Dual Writer thinks that it’s something to be entered into your document as text, so in this case it didn’t save your document. So when you want to say a command, say it separately and Dual Writer will execute the command.
The most important command that you’ll need when you first get started is “undo that .” “Undo that ,” “delete that ,” “redo that .” These are very useful when you say something and it’s not what you wanted to say, or Dual Writer misunderstands what you said. Let’s try it.
“She sells wrist watches by the seashore.”
This isn’t what I meant to say, so I can go back and try to correct the incorrect words, or I can just say “undo that ” and then I can just say the sentence over. If you’re typing, it’s easy to go back and fix a mistake, but when you dictating is sometimes easier to just undo the sentence and say it again.
select the sentence
So “undo that,” “redo that,” “delete that,” you’ll find these are very helpful.
go to the end of the sentence
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”
It’s a lot of fun to say tongue twisters in Dual Writer to see if it can understand you. In this case it got all the words correct. But if you want to make a change, you can do that by selecting a word and saying “correct that.”
When you say “correct that,” a list appears. All you need to do is say the number of the item you want to use to replace the selected word, or you can say “cancel .”
“Correct that ” is a tool that you can use when Dual Writer misunderstands and enters a similar sounding word from the one you wanted to say. If you really want a completely different word, Dual Writer has a thesaurus you can use to find synonyms and antonyms. “Correct that” is used only in the case of a similar sounding word that is incorrectly understood.
go to the end of the sentence
Another tool that’s built into Dual Writer is the Spelling Panel. When you say “start spelling” or “spell it,” this panel will open and you can spell a word into the panel. The Spelling Panel has a lot of different options and features that make it very easy to spell a word.
LOS space ANGLES
go to one
go to eight
go to five
You’ll find the Spelling Panel gives you a lot of control over spelling difficult words, but you can also just say, “start typing.” Usually when you’re doing dictation, Dual Writer expects you to say a word or phrase, and not the keyboard key. But when you say, “start typing ,” Dual Writer only accepts what you say as a keyboard key.
capital LOS space capital ANGELES
So if Dual Writer doesn’t know the word, you can use the spell it correction box to spell the word, or “start typing.”
Another powerful tool for finding mistakes is using the “Start reading ” command. When you say “start reading,” Dual Writer will read back to you anything that you have selected. Let’s try it.
Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
So you can tell Dual Writer to “start reading” and follow along with the dictation that is played back to you, and that can help you proof read the second and third drafts of your documents that you create. In the next tutorial will talk about working with text.