How can I do voice dictation on my Mac?

Tracy from Los Angeles, CA

Episode 1510 (1:14:50)

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Tracy wants to know how her husband can do voice dictation on his Mac. Leo says to go to the System Preferences pane for keyboard settings and enable voice dictation on the Dictation tab. Then he can tap the function key twice on his iMac, and that will trigger voice dictation. It's pretty accurate. It won't be perfect, but it'll be 80% there. He can even do voice editing.

Another option is Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Google also has an online voice dictation in Google Docs. This page at support.google.com explains how to do it.