Tech Tuesday: How to Activate the Dictation Feature on Your Mac

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Tired of typing papers? Or maybe you’re just really not feeling like typing and want to dictate your notes, thoughts, or next assignment? If you have a Mac, use these simple 8 steps to get the dictation on your computer working instead of paying loads of money for the Dragon software or other apps:

1. Go to the apple menu

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2. Click on system preferences

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3. Towards the bottom, click on “Dictation & Speech”

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4. Click “on”

5. Then click “Use Enhanced Dictation”

6. Let the “enhanced” version download really quick. Should be less than 3-5 minutes depending how good your internet connection is.

7. You can use this feature in Word Documents or even in other note-taking applications like Evernote!

8. Press the “fn” (function) key twice to activate! Let the paper writing begin!

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Staff Writer: Victoria Rodriguez

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