Author Topic: How do I get VA Speech to Notepad?  (Read 231 times)


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How do I get VA Speech to Notepad?
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:35:46 pm »
Firstly apologies for such a dumpty question.  I've done a few searches and just can't seem to tie this down and for what I expect is an easy task.

All I want to do is speak and after a pause (or command), VA will then put that speech to Notepad or really any window I am running at the time.  I'm guessing the text is stored in clipboard? And I need to extract it from there.  Just doing Ctrl+V doesn't yield results.  So I looked at the Set a Text Value to the Windows Clipboard... is this where tokens/variables/magic will be needed to get going?

Again sorry for the dumpty question.  I can only imagine what other tasks I want to do that will bring tears.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How do I get VA Speech to Notepad?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 06:51:12 pm »
This topic offers two variants of this concept.

If your target application accepts pasting(many games don't, thus the use of quick input which types it out instead), you can replace
Code: [Select]
Quick Input, '{DICTATION}'with
Code: [Select]
Set Windows clipboard to '{DICTATION}'
Press Left Ctrl+V keys and hold for 0,06 seconds and release

This bit is also important to note:
It's worth keeping in mind that when using dictation, the speech recognition engine is guessing at what you're likely to have said without a frame of reference. This means accuracy may not be very high.