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Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:32 PM

Has anyone used talk to text to write a book?

If so what software?

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Reply Has anyone used talk to text to write a book? (Original post)
angstlessk Jan 2021 OP
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #1
FirstLight Jan 2021 #2
FirstLight Jan 2021 #3
JDC Jan 2021 #4
angstlessk Jan 2021 #5
JDC Jan 2021 #6
Voltaire2 Jan 2021 #7
Trueblue Texan Jan 2021 #8

Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:37 PM

1. Interesting idea!

I haven't yet, but good idea!

On edit: Naturally Speaking used to be good. Not sure if still used.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:40 PM

2. I've used it to transcribe journals/poetry

But it was like a few years ago and I cont recall how the hell I did it! lmao

sorry!

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:42 PM

3. although most smart phones have a microphone to text

I actually used that one when I needed to reanscribe an interview for a press release...

Set up the recording to play on my computer, and then opened the notes app on my phone, hit the microphone and voila!

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:44 PM

4. My Uncle is a Private Investigator and he uses Dragon

To "write" all of his reports and documentation.

He is an atrocious typist, everything is all caps etc.

So speech to text works best for him. It's a pretty popular software.

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Response to JDC (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 10:51 PM

5. I agree , sounds like the best, but

it's expensive..$150..but it could be worth it?

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Response to angstlessk (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:05 PM

6. They might have a free trial download.

You can try it out and make that determination after you've used it for 7 or 14 days.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Fri Jan 1, 2021, 11:26 PM

7. Dragon is the leader.

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Response to angstlessk (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2021, 09:45 AM

8. You can also get the subscription version of Dragon.

I think it's $15/a month, but they might be having a special on it for New Year's. I tried it and found I didn't have the time to develop enough skill with it while still working full-time. Maybe when I retire and have a minute to improve my skill, I'll re-subscribe.

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