Add or edit words in the Speech Dictionary

You can use the Speech Dictionary to make it easier for Windows Speech Recognition to recognize words that you frequently use. You can also prevent words from being dictated.

Note

  • Speech Recognition is available only in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese.

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To add a word to the Speech Dictionary

You can add words that you frequently dictate, such as names, to the Speech Dictionary so that Speech Recognition recognizes those words.

  1. Open Speech Recognition by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Windows Speech Recognition.

  2. Say "start listening" or click the Microphone button to start the listening mode.

  3. Say "open Speech Dictionary."

  4. Click or say Add a new word, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

To edit or delete a word in the Speech Dictionary

  1. Open Speech Recognition by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Windows Speech Recognition.

  2. Say "open Speech Dictionary."

  3. Say "start listening" or click the Microphone button to start the listening mode.

  4. Click or say Change existing words.

  5. Click or say Edit a word or Delete a word, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.

To prevent a word from being dictated

If Speech Recognition frequently inserts an incorrect word during dictation, you can prevent that word from being dictated. For example, if you say "atom" and Speech Recognition recognizes this as "Adam," you can prevent "Adam" from being dictated.

  1. Open Speech Recognition by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking Windows Speech Recognition.

  2. Say "start listening" or click the Microphone button to start the listening mode.

  3. Say "open Speech Dictionary."

  4. Click or say Prevent a word from being dictated, and then follow the instructions in the wizard.