Dictating on Mac
Thread poster: Elisa Palin

Elisa Palin
Italy
Local time: 12:45
English to Italian
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Aug 24, 2016

Hi everyone,
I'm currently using Dragon Dictate 3.0.4 to dictate my translations into Italian on my Mac, OS 10.9.5
For various technical problems I should update my OS but it looks like Dictate doesn't run on upgraded versions.

Can someone suggest alternative dictation programs or tell me how you'd sort this out?

thank you so much.


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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:45
Member (2008)
Italian to English
You don't need it. Aug 24, 2016

You don't need Dragon. You already have a first-class dictation application right there in the MacOS. I use it all the time, for serious work.

Go to System Preferences ---> Dictation and Speech --> and take it from there. Like all Mac things, it's very simple to use.

[Edited at 2016-08-24 12:07 GMT]


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Elisa Palin
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Very useful Aug 24, 2016

thanks a lot, I didn't know about the dictation app on Mac,
I'll definitely try it.


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Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Ti piace? Aug 26, 2016

Do you like it?

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Elisa Palin
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Perfect! Aug 27, 2016

It's perfect, just as good as Dragon and sometimes even better.

Thanks a lot for your suggestion


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Tom in London
United Kingdom
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E gratis Aug 27, 2016

Elisa Palin wrote:

It's perfect, just as good as Dragon and sometimes even better.

Thanks a lot for your suggestion



...and free !


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Anne Besnier  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Mac dictation app AND CAT tools Sep 22, 2016

Hi
I would like to take part in the discussion and I would like to know if the Mac dictation app works with CAT tools like MemoQ or SDL Trados. Many thanks if you can help


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Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Ask. Sep 22, 2016

Anne Besnier wrote:

Hi
I would like to take part in the discussion and I would like to know if the Mac dictation app works with CAT tools like MemoQ or SDL Trados. Many thanks if you can help


I think you would need to ask the makers/vendors of those products.


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Anne Besnier  Identity Verified
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THANKS Sep 22, 2016

Thank you - I will ask those in charge of Mac products.

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Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Let Sep 22, 2016

Anne Besnier wrote:

Thank you - I will ask those in charge of Mac products.


Please let us know what they say!


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Petar Zivanic  Identity Verified
Serbia
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. Nov 22, 2016

There's official support by Parallels (since version 10 or 11) for dictation under Windows VMs, and as far as I could see it works perfectly in MemoQ. I wish the same were true for Dictionary lookup...

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