Continues the success of IBM's best-selling, award
winning ViaVoice for Mac, Millennium Edition. IBM's newest continuous
speech utility for the Macintosh OS offers new features and increased
functionality that build on and complement the features found in the
Features such as Direct Dictation, which allow users to
dictate and edit speech directly into supported applications, voice
commands that allow Internet browser navigation and chat interaction,
Universal Serial Bus (USB) support and customized language models are
For the first time, ViaVoice for Macintosh, Enhanced
Edition delivers a complete solution that provides users the ability to
dictate, edit and correct text within an application. Communicate by
dictating in applications such as Microsoft Word and Apple Works using a
natural speaking voice
ViaVoice for Macintosh, Enhanced Edition is currently
available in US English only.
- USB connectivity to ensure high quality digital input with
USB microphone included in the box.
- Direct Dictation with correction into Appleworks 6.0,
Microsoft Word 98 and Internet Explorer 4.5.
- An Enhanced Correction Interface makes correcting dictation
faster and easier.
- Online Command and Control of AppleWorks and Microsoft Word
- Accuracy improvements including Unsupervised Enrollment,
Smart Redictation, and automatic document analysis.
- Specialized vocabularies for Computers, Business and
Finance, Chatter's Jargon and Cuisine; which can increase accuracy
when users work within these disciplines.
- VoiceCenter user interface with two views (not zoomed and
(see website for more manufacturer product
Notes from T. Patrick Henebry (May 2001)
IBM ViaVoice Enhanced for the Mac:
This update is available as a CDROM only. There is no charge for this
This level is Version 2.0.3 and should only be applied to any Version 2 of
ViaVoice for Mac Enhanced Edition (US Only).
What's included in the ViaVoice for Mac Version 2.0.3 Update CD Included
in this update are the following fixes:
Mac OS 9.1 compatibility
Ability to run both Microsoft Word 98 and Microsoft Word 2001 on the same
system Installation problems when installing in certain time zones The
engine log file was being left in the Temporary Items folder Added
'Analyze on Save' checkbox to Preferences Panel, Extras Tab. This fix
allows the user to specify if 'Analyze Document' should run on every Save.
Other minor bug fixes.
Call 1-800-TALK-2-ME (1-800-825-5263), press 3 (Speak to a Voice Systems
Agent), and then press 8. Please ask the agent for the ViaVoice for Mac
Version 2.0.3 Update CD.
Please have the following information available as this is required to
send you the CD:
Technical Support ID (Found on the back of your manual)
(optional) E-Mail Address
CDs are sent regular U.S. Mail. Please allow 7-10 business days for
I *do not* know if IBM ViaVoice Enhanced 2.03 will run in MacOS X
Classic--but given the performance penalties I advise against even trying
to do so.
NOTE: IBM now has SDKs (Software Development Kits) available for Windows,
Macintosh, and Linux speech recognition
NOTE 2: IBM is currently *the only* company that has SR for Linux.
NOTE 3: there is a ViaVoice section of the CompuServe IBM forum