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June 11, 2010
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MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5.9 Release Notes


 • Registration screen has been updated to allow for opt-in to email offers

 • Volume licensing

 • Supports GROWL notifications for Recognized Text

 • Extended ASCII support

 • Corrected issue related to Voice Training in German

MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5.8 Release Notes


 • Addressed an audio input issue with the iMacs introduced in October 2009.

MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5.7 Release Notes


 • Fixed crashes related to processes that did not correctly report themselves via the Accessibility API, these crashes occurred most commonly during caching activities.

MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5.6 Release Notes


 • New Dictation Preferences pane that allows the Auto Cache Document feature to be enabled or disabled for TextEdit and Microsoft Word.

MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5.5 Release Notes


 • Crash when switching in and out of Voice Training

 • Issue with Dock icon resizing after returning to the application to dispel a dialog

 • Issue where Train From Selection did not function properly

 • Situation where tracking manual changes to an external document was causing issues

MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5 Release Notes

Key Features:

Better, Stronger, Faster speech recognition

Vocabulary Editor

New Commands

Web 100 Commands

Activate / Launch / Quit / Kill / Exit for applications

Improved organization of Dictation group commands

Microsoft Word and TextEdit text control enhancements

Save Profile menu item

Dictation target info in Status window

  • Known issues with MacSpeech Dictate International 1.5

  • Vocabulary Editor: Advanced word options are not consistently exported. Advanced word options (e.g. spacing, capitalization, and title regulation) may not persist when words are exported. These settings will need to be re-added after import.
  • Dictation into some third party applications may still yield some unpredictable results. This is due to the many different ways that applications handle text. MacSpeech will continue to address these issues over time. To report a problem with a third party application, please send an email to enhancements@macspeech.com.
  • There are likely to be dictation and editing issues when using a list or outline mode with various word processors. Typically in these modes, word processors insert additional tabs, spaces or other characters into the document. MacSpeech Dictate International may not be aware of this added text, so attempting to alter the dictated text can be problematic.
  • Under certain circumstances, MacSpeech Dictate International can become out of sync with the text on the screen. This happens most frequently in third party applications, but can also happen in MacSpeech Dictate International's built-in Note Pad. To avoid this issue edit by voice or by using the keyboard and mouse, but not both. For more details on selecting and editing text by voice, please see MacSpeech Dictate International Help under the Help menu, or the MacSpeech Dictate International User Manual.
  • Use of the Command "Scratch That" in the Recognition window will not remove the entire utterance. It will remove a single word at a time. You may also use "Scratch Word" or "Forget Word" in the Recognition window.
  • After re-formatting general dictation, if you delete a word by voice a leading space may remain. Use "Scratch Word" to delete the space.
  • Importing commands may cause duplicates of commands to be displayed. Restarting MacSpeech Dictate International will resolve this issue.
  • "Cache Document" Command and "Unknown elements detected in this document" Warning Message:
    • Under some circumstances when executing the "Cache Document" command, MacSpeech Dictate International may encounter a document that it can't read and  for which it can't create a correctly formatted cache . Under those circumstances, due to the erroneous information in the cache, MacSpeech Dictate International may not move the cursor to the correct place in the document. When such a navigation error occurs is dependent upon where the uninterpretable items in the document are encountered. These uninterpretable items are: pictures, hyperlinks, multi-byte characters and other "non-text" items that can be placed in a document.

    • If MacSpeech Dictate International encounters such items while executing the "Cache Document" command, it will present you with a dialog box warning you of this problem. At this point MacSpeech Dictate International will suggest that if you wish to, you can issue the "Fix Document Elements" command to correct the problem. WARNING: DATA LOSS MAY OCCUR IF YOU ISSUE THIS COMMAND! You should close the document and make a copy of it and then attempt this command on the copy of the document.

    • The "Fix Document Elements" command collects the document contents, removes the uninterpretable items, does a "select all" and "paste". This removes those items from the document. If all that is encountered are multi-byte characters such as 'é', then your data loss may only be any formatting, such as "bold" or "underline" or font changes. If there are pictures or hyperlinks or other non-text items in your document, then they will be lost.

    • After issuing the "Fix Document Elements" command, then you need to issue another "Cache Document" command and see if MacSpeech Dictate International is able to correct cache the document. If you do not receive another warning dialog, then MacSpeech Dictate International should be able to correctly navigate in this document.

    • In the event that you wish to continue without issuing the "Fix Document Elements" command, then you may not be able to navigate correctly within the document by voice.  You should only add to the beginning of the document or to the end of the document.

    • To reiterate:
  • - During the "Cache Document" process you may receive a warning message regarding unknown elements in the document.
  • - Close the document, make a copy and open the copy. Issue the "Fix Document Elements" command.
  • - Issue the "Cache Document" command.
  • - Examine the results.

  • OR
  • - Continue on, but do not expect to reliably navigate within the document. You can still add to the beginning or to the end of the document.

  • For additional information, including a knowledge base of technical information and answers to frequently asked questions please see the Support Center on the MacSpeech.com web site.

Dictate (com.macspeech.dictateintl) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Dictate 1.5.9.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/MacSpeech Dictate 1.5.8 International (UB) [k]/MacSpeech Dictate International.app

Minimum OS version: 10.5.0

Bundle Information: 1.5.8 (6797), Copyright (c) 2007-2009 MacSpeech, Inc.

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2007-2009 MacSpeech, Inc.