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      I’d like to find a way to dictate letters and documents to text. I’m new here, so please excuse etc. Looks like this cite leans heavily toward windows, but I’m on apple platforms. Anyway, in the 1990s I had Dragon Naturally Speaking on a windows puter and it was excellent. I switched to Mac, which didn’t have Dragon. Ever since I have been unable to find similar functionality. Dragon finally showed up on Apple, but does not work. It fails in the same way that Siri and MS Word do. After only a few sentences, I get kicked out. In Siri and Word, that means that I have to re-click the mic icon continually. As you can see from this post, I am far too windy to make do on 2-3 sentences at a time.

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      Hi Walter,

      Welcome! We cover a lot of Mac/Apple stuff no worries.

      I assume that you have tried the Mac’s built-in voice dictation? If not here are the steps.

      Turn on keyboard dictation

      On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Dictation.

      Click On. If a prompt appears, click Enable Dictation.

      In an app on your Mac, place the insertion point where you want the dictated text to appear.

      Press the Microphone key if available in the row of function keys, use the dictation keyboard shortcut, or choose Edit > Start Dictation.

      For best results, speak for no more than 40 seconds at a time.

      Or it could be your mic.

      Can you tell me what kind of mic you are using? Maybe that’s the issue?

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