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XP voice-recognition software?

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i'm quadriplegic and totally paralyzed except for limited use of my left hand only. i type with my middle finger. yesterday, i read the following post on a disability message board. i have XP home edition. i bought the pc from dell;they included wordperfect, not word, so we re-installed my word97.

where is this voice-recognition prgm located? can i, too, utilize it? i cannot find it! :confused:


XP has free built-in speech recognition
i was thinking about buying speech recognition (prob dragon) and i did a search and found "xp speech rec". i went to the article... said it was built-in as long as i had word2002 or worksSuite. all. i had to do was train it (need a micropohone too). the more i use it the better it reads my voice. i'm using v.r. now and occasionally correcting the s.w. using the keyboard. doesn't xp mean xp home? try your help menu (type in 'voice recognition). works great once you train it. i love it so it's built-in to xp so v.r. is free (need a microphone).
---------------------------------------------------------------------I have win/xp home, and it has built in speech recognition. A nice surprise! Have fun...
How big a problem is making corrections? Dragon corrections make it faster to hunt and peck than to use the system. I'm sure others are much better with voice recognition than me though.
---------------------------------------------------------------------the more you train v.r. the better. everytime there's an error, i add the pronunciation to the menu. i figure in a couple of weeks it should be 95% -- at least that's what the program says.
It's part of Office XP and probably Office 2003. It's not part of Win XP.
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Office XP (2002) and Office 2003 has voice recognition features.

Its not in Windows XP itself though.
If you are not running Office 2002 or 2003, (e.g. Word 2002 or 2003) then it will not be available under XP.

Windows XP does have the reverse, which is text to speech, but you need speech to text.
People often confuse these features with one another.
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