3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2013 1:10 PM by PeterBreis0807
ladybarcenas02 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just a question before I purchase it.


Mac mini, iOS 6.1
  • 1. Re: Does Pages support dictation?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    If you are using OS X Mountain Lion, Pages works with Dictation without any problem. Just double-press the Fn key (or the key you have set up for Dictation on System Preferences > Dictation and Speech) and speak

  • 2. Re: Does Pages support dictation?
    mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,570 points)
  • 3. Re: Does Pages support dictation?
    PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (29,620 points)

    With the proviso that you must be connected to the Internet and have it all set up correctly.

     

    It uses the same Apple servers to do the dictation as Siri on iOS, which is why you have to do it in bursts to allow the recording to be uploaded, the software to analyse it and then to send back the dictated text.

     

    Apple obviously has shares in the power companies and ISPs that are required to fuel all this foolishness and put another boot into an already damaged environment.

     

    You could just install Dragon Dictate on your Mac which cuts out all the unnecessary toing and froing, along with its delays, but then that wouldn't be "Cooool!".

     

    Peter