Issue 70567

Summary: ACCESSIBILITY: Make Apache OpenOffice usable for speech recognition
Product: utilities Reporter: hans_werner67
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact: issues@tools <issues>
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: fifis, goetz.wohlberg, hamilton.jerry, issues, johnkorb, mdxonefour, petko, reid3844, stlouisramsfootball7, theoberg4, tj, vstuart.foote
Version: OOo 2.0.4   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
See Also:
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0
Developer Difficulty: ---
Issue Depends on:    
Issue Blocks: 121767    

Description hans_werner67 2006-10-18 14:58:07 UTC
Having an extension for speech recognition or make it usable for OOo.

May be related to #i6104#. Next major os for OOo will include a speech
recognition, our OOo should be prepared to work with it. Or Apache Software
Foundation and Eclipse will get speech recognition from big blue as open source
may be OOo should also work with it.

Points in this issue are:
- accessibility
- utilities
- system integration
Comment 1 hans_werner67 2006-10-19 10:16:55 UTC
Added keyword 'accessibility'
Comment 2 hans_werner67 2006-10-19 10:20:30 UTC
remove 'accessibility'
Comment 3 mdxonefour 2006-10-19 10:35:09 UTC
cc md
Comment 4 eric.savary 2007-10-29 14:28:08 UTC
*** Issue 82858 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 malte_timmermann 2009-05-13 10:27:55 UTC
*** Issue 101859 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 alicein1derland 2010-11-16 00:43:12 UTC
It is sad to see accessibility, functionality and accommodations are so low on 
the priority list, that this would be ignored for over 4 years. This needs to 
be addressed ASAP. Original posting was in 2006! Many builds have been put out 
since then, and this issue (P3) has not been addressed. If I had programing 
knowledge, I would do it. :P I use speech recognition for all of my computer 
operations, and this would be a great relief to have to no longer depend on 
Microsoft's software, as the costs keep going up every year!  

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.  :)
Comment 7 malte_timmermann 2010-11-16 12:00:12 UTC
@alicein1derland: It's not up to OOo to provide speech recognition, but the API
that developers of speech recognition programs can support OOo.

This is already possible via UNO API (all platforms), but will be easier for
Windows AT when we get MSAA (in progress).

But you can already use the latest version of Dragon Natural Speaking for OOo

Please keep in mind the it's up to the speech recognition software vendors to
decide which products they support and which they don't support.
Comment 8 eric.savary 2011-01-02 01:31:46 UTC
*** Issue 116253 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 V Stuart Foote 2014-05-03 20:05:41 UTC
*** Issue 120009 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 DG Reid 2015-09-30 12:26:46 UTC
To expect Microsoft to support open office stretches the imagination.This is the problem you encounter when an application is distributed as part of the operating system.
I have found that wordpad works reasonably well with windows speech recognition such as it is. It is unlikely Microsoft will ever support open office except for migration purposes.
Comment 11 theoberg4 2016-11-08 04:44:31 UTC
I would like Windows Speech Recognition program to work in OpenOffice.  I have a Windows 10 OS and found the Speech Recognition program.  I don't think my computer would like it much if I have one for my computer (Windows) and another for OpenOffice.  In fact, when running the Windows Speech Recognition program my OpenOffice programs don't work at all.  And if I'm in OpenOffice then the Windows Speech Recognition program doesn't work.  This makes productivity quite difficult.  (I suppose, but haven't tried it yet, that Windows Speech Recognition program won't work in QuickBooks either.)
Comment 12 Marcus 2018-10-25 20:48:09 UTC
*** Issue 108910 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 Marcus 2018-10-25 20:50:02 UTC
*** Issue 127926 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***