[OS X TeX] Dragon Dictate and Tex
messer at eecs.berkeley.edu
Wed Oct 13 16:00:17 EDT 2010
A couple of people reported positive experiences with Dragon Dictate (or its predecessor product) used with TexShop, so
I bought, downloaded, and tried it. I can report that it works just fine with the TexShop default editor, just like
what is described in the documentation.
I am not sure it makes sense to enter commands and equations by speech input, so I tend to mix mouse/keyboard,
and use dictation to enter the mostly-text paragraphs in between.
This works fine, but does eliminate the possibility of using speech commands for editing anything other than
the paragraph most recently dictated.
Overall Dragon saves a lot of keystrokes and time, and reduces the chances for repetitive stress problems.
It is especially nice for composing emails (like this one).
For those of you with iPhones, there is a Dragon app available for free.
On Oct 7, 2010, at 1:09 PM, N S wrote:
> While I can't speak for the new Dragon Dictate, I have used its direct predecessor (I bought it back in early Sept.), MacSpeech Dictate. It works well in terms of dictating directly into TexShop. On the fly corrections, training by voice and spelling all work without having to leave TexShop. Every now and then it gets confused as to the text in the document, but a restart of Dictate fixes that quickly. I set up macros for common bits of notation that I use in my writing and that saved a few trips to the keyboard.
> Hope that helps,
> - Nirav
> On Oct 7, 2010, at 2:45 PM, David Messerschmitt wrote:
>> Anybody tried the new Dragon Dictate for Mac with TeX, and in particular with TeXShop?
>> In particular does it work for entering text directly into TexShop, or some other compatible editor?
>> I havent found a list of compatible apps on the Nuance website.
>> David Messerschmitt
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>> University of California at Berkeley
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