The Essential Simply Speaking Gold
by
Susan Fulton



Table of Contents:

TABLE OF CONTENTS  1
Prologue  11
CHAPTER 1: SPEECH RECOGNITION AND SIMPLY SPEAKING GOLD
Do you need speech recognition?  18
Resources on the Internet  19
Speech categories: How SSGold fits in  20
Windows programs  20
Continuous speech  20
Discrete speech  21
Command-only software  21
Macintosh  21
OS/2  21
How this book can help  22
CHAPTER 2: GETTING STARTED
Eager to start? OK, let’s start – on how to start  25
Create a desktop icon  26
Start up with the mike asleep  29
Set up for visual cues  30
Make VoiceCenter always visible  30
Position the VoicePad window  30

CHAPTER 3: DICTATION
Enough already. You want to write something.  33
The basic steps  34
Your mantra: Stop dictation, Save, Start dictation  35
Help on discrete speech  35
Best tips on dictating  37
Don’t wait for Gold  37
Balky beginnings  39
The Scratch All and Start Over Macro  40
Aural cues (or, Who is that talking in my ear?)  41
Consistent microphone placement  41
What about proper names? Spelling? numbers?  43
Tweak the settings  44
Increase your vocabulary: Use the Expander  45
Other dictation modes, in brief  46
CHAPTER 4: CORRECTING SPEECH ERRORS
Correcting misrecognitions  49
The old-fashioned no-hands way, useful anywhere  51
SSGold’s correction mode, VoicePad only  51
If one word is misrecognized as two words  53
Correcting by mouse  54
What if the word is almost right?  54
What are the other commands in the correct box?  55
CHAPTER 5: MANAGING DOCUMENTS
Managing your documents  58
Saving your document  58
Should you tell Windows to store docs elsewhere?  58
To print a document  59
The Print Document Macro  60
For a new document  61
To open an existing file  61
CHAPTER 6: GETTING AROUND
General tips  63
Watch the focus  64
What Can I Say? (What’s that box for, anyway?)  64
How to  67
Adding to the Go To list  68
Why you would want to  68
How to do it  69
What programs to add?  71
Will you have to train your program name?  71
Training commands  72
Adding to the Start menu  73
CHAPTER 7: A REAL TOOL FOR REAL LIFE
Navigating your computer by voice. Really.  75
Coffee, chat and new mail  76
Oh, yes, I have to tell…   77
Going to the 'Net  78
Have the computer read to you .. 78
Doing numbers  79
Editing text  81
Navigation  82
The Next Paragraph Macro  83
Selecting text  81
The Select Paragraph Macro  86
More about macros  87
E-mail Address Text Macro  88
CHAPTER 8: TREASURE YOUR VOICE
About the voice  91
Drink water  92
Take breaks  93
Warm-up exercises  93
CHAPTER 9: TROUBLESHOOTING, BACKING UP AND SHUTTING DOWN
Troubleshooting  96
Disappointing results  96
Check the Vocabulary Manager  98
What to do if nothing seems to be happening  98
If it still doesn't answer  100
When should you shut down the computer?  101
If you leave your computer for a while ... 101
Backing up your user files  102
CHAPTER 10: LISTS OF COMMANDS AND OTHER CHEAT SHEETS
Things You Can Say to Your Computer  104
Punctuation and Markup in Dictation  108
VoicePad Menu Commands  109
Commands for VoicePad's Correction Mode  110
Spelling Mode  111
Number Mode  112
Keyboard Shortcuts  114
About the author: Susan Fulton  118

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8 1/2 X 8 paperback 122 pp., Illustrated, ISBN 1-888725-08-7, published May 1, 1998.
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