NoteSmart real-time dictation uses state-of-the-art speech-to-text technology built specifically for Law Firms.
Requiring only a microphone and a stable internet connection, NoteSmart offers a rapid and straightforward approach to getting your thoughts written down without touching your keyboard!
Make sure you have your ConnectSmart username and password ready.
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Step 1 – Install Word Add-in
Open Microsoft Word
Click Add-ins in the Action Ribbon bar at the top of Microsoft Word, then click Get Add-ins
If this Add-ins button is missing, click File, then select Get Add-ins
When Office Add-in window loads, select Search and enter NoteSmart for Word. Once it is displayed, click Add
You may need to close and reopen Word for the new Add-in to appear in the Action Ribbon
Step 2 – Login
Click the NoteSmart icon now in your Action Ribbon bar
This will load the NoteSmart side-tray
Enter your ConnectSmart Manager username\email and password and click Sign In
Step 3 – NoteSmart Settings
When successfully logged in, you will see the following:
Microphone button – Click to start/stop Dictate Mode
Timer – Simply to display the amount of time spent dictating
Microphone selector – Click to choose the right microphone. We recommend using a headset if available for the best accuracy
Language selector – Click to choose your preferred language to dictate in
Commands List – Click to expand and display the available voice commands
Your name and office will be displayed at the bottom, along with the Settings cog where you can click to Logout
Step 4 – Using NoteSmart
To start Dictating, simply click the blue Microphone button. This will initialise NoteSmart and start listening on your selected Microphone.
Place the cursor where you wish your transcription to appear and start talking.
NoteSmart will preview the speech-to-text detected. Once you stop talking, NoteSmart will review the dictated content and update grammar and punctuation automatically.
At any time, you can use any of the supported Commands to add additional punctuation, spacing, and formatting as well.
To view these Commands, click the Command List to display the available categories. Click the preferred category to view the available Commands and their expected output.
Once you have completed your Dictation, click the red Microphone to stop.
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