Install and train speech recognition

This feature is available in the Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English (U.S.), and Japanese language versions of Microsoft Office.

Speech recognition is installed in all Office programs by initially using the feature in Microsoft Word, or by doing a custom installation.

After speech recognition is installed, you can increase speech recognition accuracy by taking a few minutes to train the computer to recognize how you speak by reading aloud prepared training text.

ShowInstall and train speech recognition through Word

  1. Open Word.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Speech.

You're asked if you want to install the feature. Click Yes.

  1. After the installation is complete, click Next to train speech recognition.

Training begins with help in adjusting your microphone.

 Notes 

  • After speech recognition is installed, it is available on the Tools menu in all Office programs.
  • If you do not train after you install speech recognition, you can train by clicking Tools Button image on the Language bar, and then clicking Training.
  • You can get help adjusting your microphone by clicking Tools Button image on the Language bar, clicking Options, and then clicking Configure Microphone.

ShowInstall and train by doing a custom installation

  1. On the Microsoft Windows Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Click Change or Remove Programs, select Office 2003, and then click Change.
  3. Click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.
  4. Select the Choose advanced customization of applications check box, and then click Next.
  5. Under Choose update options for applications and tools, next to Office Shared Features, click Plus box.
  6. Next to Alternative User Input, click Plus box, click Speech, and then select the type of installation you want.
  7. Click Update.

Follow these steps to train speech recognition the first time you use speech in an Office program.

  1. In most Office programs, click Speech on the Tools menu.

 Note   In Microsoft Excel, point to Speech on the Tools menu, and then click Speech Recognition.

  1. To train speech recognition, click Next.

Training begins with help in adjusting your microphone.

 Notes 

  • After speech recognition is installed, it is available on the Tools menu in all Office programs.
  • If you do not train at this point, you can train by clicking Tools Button image on the Language bar, and then clicking Training.
  • You can get help adjusting your microphone by clicking Tools Button image on the Language bar, clicking Options, and then clicking Configure Microphone.

ShowIncrease recognition accuracy with additional training

At any time, you can select another training text to read aloud. Training for a total of about 15 minutes is all you need to do to increase speech recognition accuracy. Training beyond that will not increase accuracy.

  1. On the Language bar, click Tools Button image, and then click Training.
  2. Follow the instructions in the speech training wizard.
 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003