Episode #63 – An Alternative to Typing Your Stories

In episode sixty-three, a listener with typing issues asked for advice.

If typing is a challenge, try speech-to-text tools like Dictate in MS Word, Dictation in Pages on Mac, or Voice Typing in Google Docs.

If you prefer handwriting a first draft, go for it! You can always read your handwritten text into digital form using speech-to-text. This also works great for handwritten family letters, journals, and other documents.

Tell us about any experience you’ve had with speech-to-text programs.

If you haven’t used it before, try it out, and let us know what you thought about it.

Remember, the only way to do this wrong is to not do it at all. Happy writing!

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Norma Beasley
6 months ago

I recently injured my right arm and had to find a way to create my stories. Since I have an account with Apple, I went to their site and downloaded a speech to text program. Problem solved. I can print from my cell or email the text to myself. That allows me to download the file. No charge for the app.

David Godin
6 months ago

I have an older version of Word which doesn’t support dictate. I’ll have to look for another way.

Linda Peterson
6 months ago

Although I have been writing and typing for many years, I still am not a god typist. When I get impatient with the speed or inaccuracy of my typing, I sometimes use the word to text feature in Word. It gets my document in print a lot faster.

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