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  • 15. Re: Help using dictation
    280z-77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes the internal mic is selected. also i found this but do not know how to do what it says to do.

     

     

    I enabled dictation on my mac through the System Preferences. First I tried going to notes and pressed the fn key twice, the Siri like mic appeared and I began to say simple words such us "hello" "how are you" and pressed done. The thre dots appeared for a few seconds then the 'three dots' went left to right and nothing appeared. I've tried this on notes, microsoft word, and also while typing this discussion. Any ideas?

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion

     

    This solved my question by Raju K  on Aug 1, 2012 9:59 AM

     

    Raju K

    I had called the Apple Helpline a few days back and after an unsuccessful troubleshooting the problem was bumped to someone who said was from the engineering team. After another few rounds of trouble shooting he called me back and asked me to add the following DNS entries

     

    1. 208.67.220.220 and

    2. 208.67.222.222

     

    and restart my machine. After these changes; the Dictation on my iMac is working.

     

    PS:Previously I was having the Google DNS entries which now I have removed.

     

    Hope this helps others.

     

  • 16. Re: Help using dictation
    280z-77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i dont know what DNS entries are

  • 17. Re: Help using dictation
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Open System Preferences > Network > Advanced > DNS

  • 18. Re: Help using dictation
    280z-77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok so what i found in another discussion up above that i posted didnt work i added both DNS codes and restarted computer and still isnt working. rechecked settings and dictation is still on and with internal mic with the tap fn twice and english

  • 19. Re: Help using dictation
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Open System Preferences > Users and Groups and create an user. Check if you can run Dictation

  • 20. Re: Help using dictation
    280z-77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i dont have any parental controls set if thats what your asking and for some more info i am an admin

  • 21. Re: Help using dictation
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Create a second user and see if Dictation runs with it

  • 22. Re: Help using dictation
    280z-77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    switched users and dictation still isnt working.

  • 23. Re: Help using dictation
    280z-77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Any more help would be great...

  • 24. Re: Help using dictation
    babowa Level 7 Level 7 (23,300 points)

    Unfortunately, I've run out of ideas; my only suggestion is to make an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar or, if still covered by warranty, call Apple tech support. If you do, make sure to have a list of all the things you've tried already.

  • 25. Re: Help using dictation
    280z-77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks ill take it in and ask

  • 26. Re: Help using dictation
    leonardooneto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my inquiry is

    i speak english, its no trouble for me, but my native language is Spanish, so, I just bought a macbook pro, and while I was buying it (by mistake) I selected English as language, now, dictation does not come on Spanish, is there any way I can switch dictation to Spanish? a software I can download so I can have Spanish Distator?

    please help me

  • 27. Re: Help using dictation
    leonardooneto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    my inquiry is

    i speak english, its no trouble for me, but my native language is Spanish, so, I just bought a macbook pro, and while I was buying it (by mistake) I selected English as language, now, dictation does not come on Spanish, is there any way I can switch dictation to Spanish? a software I can download so I can have Spanish Distator?

    please help me

  • 28. Re: Help using dictation
    Arc676 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    In system preferences, under dictation, under the drop down menu, it says "language" you can click this and set the option for Spanish. This will set dictation to Spanish.

  • 29. Re: Help using dictation
    Arc676 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    As for you, 280z-77, I would recommend saying something extremely short and simple in a loud, clear voice, maybe "hello" and make sure yuk say it slowly. If you get the same shake then no text result, it means dictation is unable to understand you or it cannot communicate with the dictation server.