Microsoft Voice Command controls your mobile device or smartphone using your voice instead of typing on the keypad or keyboard. To look up a contact, for example, you just speak and tell the device to find a particular person. In addition, make calls by just saying "call" and the person's name. Control any music programs on the device with just your voice. Easily customize Microsoft Voice Command to suit your needs.
Using the Microphone
When first setting up Microsoft Voice Command, vary the distance of the mobile device from your mouth. Don't speak directly into the device's microphone and don't shout. Place the device about eight to 12 inches from your mouth and speak naturally, as if you are speaking to a person. Speak clearly and don't mumble. Try placing the smart phone on a table and speaking — if the device can't understand your voice, you need to move closer and change your tone and volume. If the input level indicator doesn't display as yellow, then Voice Command isn't hearing you properly.
When training Microsoft Voice Command, pronounce commands and names clearly. With commands like “Open” and “Cut,” say the words in a stern voice, but don't shout. Single syllable words work most effectively. You don't have to use complete sentences, however. Simply say the command until the program recognizes it. If you speak with an accent, spend extra time training Microsoft Voice Command. Speak slowly and as clearly as you can, and be patient. If your spoken word matches another command, adjust the confidence slider on your device -- found from the Options menu, under the Preferences Command -- to the right, toward "High."
Working With Names
If your contact list contains names that are similar or have the same name for more than one person, add a middle initial so the program will know which person you want to call. Use short, distinct commands to open a contact file. Start with "show," and then use the contact's name, nickname or company to help Voice Command know which contact to access.
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