SpeechLive Desktop App

 

Installation

  1. download_icon.svgDownload the SpeechLive Desktop App on your computer.

    The SpeechLive Desktop App is only available for Windows 10 (64-bit).

  2. Start the downloaded installation file and follow the installation process.

  3. Start the SpeechLive Desktop App from the Windows start menu.

  4. Enter your SpeechLive credentials to sign in.

    [Note]Note
    • Use the Stay signed in option so you don't have to re-enter your credentials later.

Overview

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  1. Access and change the Settings of the SpeechLive Desktop App.

  2. Press the speech recognition button sl-desktop-app_record-button.png to start the speech to text process. Fore more information, see Use the SpeechLive Desktop App.

    [Note]Note

    This function is only available for authors.

  3. Status field: Displays the recognized words. However, this shows you only the status of the current recognition process. The results are further improved before you see the final text in your document / text field.

    The status field also shows you the status of the current dictation upload.

  4. Click sl-desktop-app_upload-button.png to manually upload dictations to SpeechLive, see Upload dictations to SpeechLive for more information.

  5. Click to close the SpeechLive Desktop App.

  6. Click to minimize the application.

  7. Here you can access the User settings.

Settings

Click on the settings button menu-button.png to change the settings of the SpeechLive Desktop App.

[Note]Note
  • The SpeechLive Desktop App is updated automatically.

  • Some options are only available for authors / typists.

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Microphone: Change the microphone you're using for the application.

Voice recognition language: Change the language recognized by the application.

Voice commands: View a list of all available voice commands. The SpeechLive Desktop App uses the same voice commands as SpeechLive.

Auto-correction at cursor: Change how the app shows you the results of the speech recognition before inserting text.

Always on top: Keep the app always on top, even when you switch to other applications.

Minimize to tray: Activate to keep the SpeechLive Desktop App running in the background when minimized.

This setting is useful to keep the app running and plug in devices for automatic dictation upload. If this option is activated, you can only close the app by right clicking on the desktop-app-icon.png icon in the notification area and choose Exit.

Upload dictations from device: Here you can change different settings regarding the dictation upload functionality of the SpeechLive Desktop App, see Upload dictations to SpeechLive for more information.

Log level: Change the log level of the app, this setting is only relevant in support cases.

About: View more information about the SpeechLive Desktop App.

User settings

Access the user settings by clicking on the user icon. On top you see all the available information about the currently logged in user.

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App language: Change the language of the user interface.

Sign out: Click to sign out of the application.

Use the SpeechLive Desktop App

The SpeechLive Desktop App converts your voice to text in real-time: Use a microphone, place the cursor in any text field or document and start dictating.

[Note]Note
  • Make sure you have a microphone plugged in to your computer or a built in microphone available.

  • Keep your microphone close to your mouth to ensure a better recognition quality or use devices like a SpeechMike or SpeechOne (see Use your dictation hardware).

  • Speech to text is not available for typists .

  1. Click on the speech recognition button sl-desktop-app_record-button.png to start the speech recognition.

    • You can also use the + key on the numeric keypad section of your keyboard to start the speech recognition.

    • You can also use your Philips dictation hardware to start the speech recognition, e.g. the record key of your SpeechMike.

  2. Click on the desired text field or document where you need the text.

  3. Start dictating.

    X Your voice will be recognized, converted to text and automatically pasted into the text field or document.

    [Note]Note
    • Make sure to place the cursor in the desired text field or document.

    • During an active speech recognition, the main window shows the status of the voice recognition in the status field next to the speech recognition button. The speech recognition button additionally shows you a different symbol recognition-in-progress.png to inform you about an active speech recognition.

    • The text will be pasted into the desired text field or document. Neither audio or the text is saved to SpeechLive.

  4. To stop the speech recognition, click on the speech recognition button sl-desktop-app_record-button.png.

    [Note]Note

    After stopping the speech recognition, the SpeechLive Desktop App might need some time to process your last words. This is indicated by a different symbol loading.gif on the speech recognition button. Do not click on a different window or move the cursor during this process, to not lose the progress of your last recognition.

Upload dictations to SpeechLive

You can upload dictations from your computer or connected dictation devices to SpeechLive using the SpeechLive Desktop App.

[Note]Note
  • Please uninstall the old SpeechLive upload client before using the upload functionality of the SpeechLive Desktop App.

  • Encrypted dictations are not supported.

[Tip]Tip

To view a summary of your last upload: Right click on the desktop-app-icon.png icon in the notification area and choose Show last upload summary.

Manually upload dictations (Author)

  1. Click on Upload dictationssl-desktop-app_upload-button.png.

  2. Choose the files on your computer or from a connected device and click Upload.

    X The status of the upload will be shown in the Status field of the app and you will also receive a notification that the upload has started.

    X Once the upload is completed you will receive another notification with a summary of the upload in the notification area of your computer.

Manually upload dictations (Typist)

  1. Click on Upload dictationssl-desktop-app_upload-button.png.

  2. Choose the author of the dictation you want to upload.

  3. Click on Upload.

  4. Choose the files on your computer or from a connected device and click Upload.

    X The status of the upload will be shown in the Status field of the app and you will also receive a notification that the upload has started.

    X Once the upload is completed you will receive another notification with a summary of the upload in the notification area of your computer.

Automatically upload dictations from a device

  1. Go to the Settings of the app, here you can choose Upload dictations from device and activate the Automatic upload setting.

    [Caution]Caution

    You can also choose Delete after upload, this will delete the dictations from your device after the upload is finished.

    [Note]Note
    • Activate Minimize to tray to keep the app running in the background. As soon as you connect a device, the automatic upload will start (when activated).

    • Typists can use the Change default author option to change the author that automatically receives all manually or automatically uploaded dictations.

  2. Connect the device to your computer.

    The automatic upload is supported for Philips PocketMemo DPM8000, Olympus DS-7000 and DS-9000 devices.

    X The status of the upload will be shown in the Status field of the app and you will also receive a notification that the upload has started.

    X Once the upload is completed you will receive another notification with a summary of the upload in the notification area of your computer.

Use your dictation hardware

You can use your dictation hardware to control the SpeechLive Desktop App.

[Note]Note

Make sure to use your devices (SpeechMike, SpeechOne) in Event Mode. This is the default out-of-the-box button mode, however if you changed the button mode of your device you can find more information in the Switch to Event mode section on how to switch it back.

SpeechMike

Press the Record button SpeechOne_record_icon.png of your SpeechMike to start or stop the speech recognition.

SpeechOne

Press the scroll wheel Headset button of your SpeechOne headset, or the Record button SpeechOne_record_icon.png of the docking station or the SpeechOne remote control to start or stop the speech recognition.