The Ultimate MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 Global Commands List
[msd] is a great program but learning so many commands at once can be intimidating. I've put together another document to help you learn and remember all the global commands found in Dictate version 1.5.*.
MacSpeech Dictate has two types of commands - global commands and application specific commands. The global commands work in all programs and the application-specific commands work only in a single application, for example Mail, Safari, or iChat. This document is only concerned with the global commands, which you'll need to know best and are likely to do most often.
These documents aren't in any way meant to replace the Dictate User's Manual - every Dictate user should absolutely read the manual, even if you're not "the manual reading type". Trust me, you'll get far better use of Dictate if you have read the manual! But nobody's memory is perfect, especially for a program with so many commands, so I've made this commands list to help you out.
The first "Global Commands List" I created, for MacSpeech Dictate 1.2.1, was three pages long - this new one contains fourteen full pages of commands! Dictate has really matured and grown in just a few versions. I've been through all of MacSpeech's available documentation and looked at the AppleScript commands within the program to pull this together. There's no hidden "behind the scenes" knowledge included here, but it took many hours and a lot of organisation to get all of these commands together and in one place in a useful format.
Instead of downloading this one directly, I'm asking you to sign up to download it. As soon as you've confirmed your subscription you'll be taken to a page containing the zipped PDF file ready to download:
Why sign up? I'll occasionally be sending you information about MacSpeech Dictate and the new MacSpeech Scribe, letting you know there's a new blog post on the topic, and telling you about important upgrades. If you aren't interested in the information you can always unsubscribe right away.
Once you've downloaded the list, I suggest you print it out and read through it, highlighting commands that you often forget or ones that you didn't know about but think you might find useful. This way you can find them quickly when you need them.
If you have any trouble signing up to receive the Ultimate MacSpeech Dictate 1.5 Global Commands List, please contact me and I'll happily help you out.
- Ricky Buchanan