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[Solved] Voice recognition vs. Word 2000 on a new Laptop

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  1. Stoner

    Stoner Banned Thread Starter

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    To set the scene:

    Laptop--Toshiba Satellite P4 2.8GHz
    Win XP Home

    Works Word processor is preinstalled
    I installed L&H Pro (v 5)voice rec, but it was a conflicted install.
    Installing SAPI 4 made the install work.
    But not all the functions of L&H work in the WWP.
    Missing is a dropdown menu of 'sound alike' words that is very helpful.
    The menu option doesn't work in XP's word pad either, but does work in notepad.
    I have installed Word 2000(which works properly with L&H in a Win 98se computer) But, the L&H won't recognise Word 2000 on the Toshiba.

    Suggestions?
    Any ideas to make L&H fully functional with either WWP or Word 2000?
    Is there some kind of 'file recognition' that will help with Word 2000 ?
    (have also installed Abiword--poor recognition and L&H not fully functionable in XP or 98se, so that's out--anyway I've used Word before and am used to it so I'd rather stay with MS)


    Thanks for any input :)


    Jack
     
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    Stoner Banned Thread Starter

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    Just a friendly Bump :)
     
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    Is that version compatible with XP to begin with? L&H went bankrupt and their software portion was taken over by ScanSoft.....or at least I think that's the deal.
     
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    Hi Aca Candy :)

    L&H Pro is not compatable and is a forced install.
    The issue is Win XP comes with SAPI5 and L&H needs SAPI4.

    From a search, I've found others that installed SAPI4 and were fully functional. No one else has the glitches I refered to.

    The only big issue I had to resolve was a noise reduction option for the microphone, within XP.

    Everything works well with L&H except the quirks I posted.

    As there don't seem to be many using VR let alone L&H, I'm not too hopeful on this, but I thought it worth a shot at TSG. :)


    It is odd that the correction menu works in notepad and nothing else ~

    (I do consider L&H to work well on XP, it's just those little issues :( )
     
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    You got me then........I just tried to install version 7 on my PII 400 and was politely told that my hardware didn't support it :mad:

    So when I return to Mexico I'll give it a shot on my P4 2.4 :)

    Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Hopefully someone else will have an idea.

    The people who claim to have it working, are they running the same version of Word as you are?
     
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    Yes, Word 2000

    On another computer, I had L&H working with Word 97.(98se the os)

    Will Word 97 run on Win XP?
     
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    I believe so. I haven't tried installing Office on my XP installation...........Let me test it :D
     
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    Thought I'd update this thread incase someone is searching for a similiar solution.
    The situation--Word 2000 was installed along side Works Word Processor in an XPHome instal.
    Word 2000 would not respond to my L&H voice recognition software, which was a forced instal on WinXP home.

    By comparing folders in a 98se install, the file 'wordai.wll' was missing.
    I copied the 98se file into XP and L&H worked perfectly. All functions and menus were available, but only in Word 2000, not Works Word.

    Go to -Program Files\Office\STARTUP (or similiar) and just drop the file 'wordai.wll in the startup folder.

    Where to get 'wordai.wll'? Sorry, I don't know.
    I got mine from an existing os that already had L&H running.
    I believe L&H generated it on 98se, but for some reason, wouldn't on XP.
    Lucky that it worked :D





    Jack
     
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