Using speech recognition in Outlook

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by brad614, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. brad614

    brad614 MDL Novice

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    If I dictate an e-mail in Outlook 2013 on a Windows 8.1 desktop, the Windows speech recognition becomes very unreliable, and is almost unusable. It constantly asks me "What was that?" If I dictate into any other program then the speech recognition works perfectly. Also, Outlook recognizes all commands without any issues, so it doesn't have anything to do with my mike setup.

    The cursor will stop flashing and become solid. If I space a few times or type a few words it will sometimes start working fine - for a minute. Is there something I can do to make speech recognition work properly in Outlook?
     
  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    Sounds like something might be grabbing all the cpu and causing Outlook to become unresponsive.
    Why not run task manager to see what's going on while you're running Outlook.


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  3. brad614

    brad614 MDL Novice

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    Good suggestion - I hadn't thought of that. However, I just tried it and there was no excess usage when the problem occurred. CPU at 8% and RAM at 38%.