I can’t type very fast so I decided I would try setup windows seven speech recognition.  I’d done it in the past but couldn’t seem to get it working very well. This time I did it I found it wasn’t so bad.  So I am now writing this blog post by talking into my microphone.  Even though a type slowly, I’m not sure that this much is faster, but I’m sure with practice it will get a lot quicker.  So while I am writing this I am also working on a laptop that has its own set of problems I could make a whole new blog post about.

One of the screens you will see while running the tutorial

I’m not going to give you a detailed tutorial on how to setup speech recognition in windows seven, all you have to do is go to the control panel select “ease of use” and then select “speech recognition” and they will step you through the rest.

I will say make sure that you don’t have much background noise, at one time as I was doing the tutorial I had my wife speaking to me and my baby crying into the microphone, needless to say that part of the tutorial didn’t go well.

The other thing I haven’t figured out is how to easily spell the number seven like’ 7′ instead of  ‘seven.’ I also cheated a little as I haven’t tried quotation marks and some punctuation with the microphone.  But even so this being my first document I can see that this will start to work well even integrating keyboard and microphone.

I’ve tried to write this -speak this-directly into word press but it didn’t want to work, (Google Chrome) I’m sure there’s a way to do it but for now I just did it in word and that seems to be working well.  Now all I have to do is copy and paste this into word press and I will be done.  So now I’ve written a new blog post, spoke a new blog post, and fixed the laptop!  How’s that for productivity.