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Express Dictate
Tutorial 2: Basic Operation

Before continuing, please look at the screen shot below and locate the positions of all basic controls:

Step 1 of 5 Create a New Dictation

Express Dictate stores recordings as "Dictations" that are similar to tapes. Usually each job will be a separate Dictation.

To create a new dictation, press Ctrl+N (hold down the Control key and press N) or click on the New button on Express Dictate.

Step 2 of 5 - Record Dictation

To record a dictation, do one of the following:

  • Press and hold down the F5 key to start recording and release the key when you want to stop recording.
  • Quickly press the F5 key to lock recording on. To stop recording press the F5 key again.

Try to record a quick phrase now. Hold down F5, say "Hello World" and then release it.

Step 3 of 5 - Moving Back and Forward within the Dictation

  • To rewind the dictation, press and hold down F7
  • To fast forward the dictation, press and hold down F8
  • To move directly to the start, press the Home key
  • To move directly to the end, press the End key

Rewind now by pressing and holding down F7.

Step 4 of 5 - Play Dictation

To start playback, press the F9 key. To stop, press the F9 key again. Try this now.

Step 5 of 5 - Send dictation

When you have completed recording, send the dictation to your typist using Ctrl+S. (Hold down the Control key and press S). But before you do this you might have to set the typist recipient settings if it has not been done for you. See Help -> Help Contents for more about this.

You have completed this part of our online tutorial. If you have had any problems so far, please refer to the manual (Help -> Help Contents) and the topic Troubleshooting Problems. Otherwise, please click on the below link to continue the next part of the tutorial.

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