Friday, 24 May 2013

Speech Recognition Macros 2: The Uploadening

So over a year ago I uploaded a video demonstrating some macros I had written using the Windows Speech Recognition setup. Quite a few people have asked for the files, and my plan was originally to upload them once I'd finished polishing them. However, then my hard-drive died and I lost them all because apparently I'm too stupid to do proper backups. It's only now, with a double library paper unstarted with its deadline 5 days away, that I'm desperately procrastinating enough to start from scratch.

So, here are the files.


There are a few caveats that you really ought to read.

  • These are not complete: some of the functionality shown in the video (though far from all of it) is missing because it required more complex code that I couldn't work out.
    • Case in point: I spent ages trying to remember how I'd made the paragraph selection work; it's not there except for some failed code.
  • Instructions on how to install the files and what the commands mean can be found here.
    • You're going to have to resign the macros for security purposes. Instructions on how can be found on the website linked above.
  • Open the macros using notepad or whatever your favourite text editor is and have a look at the files. If you see Click coordinates anywhere then you're going to have to change those to fit your screen (they were taken on an old 1024 monitor). I would do something cleverer but I just don't have the time right now, sorry. You can find your mouse coordinates using free software such as PointPos.
  • When I first wrote the macros I hadn't thought about it, but it occurs to me now that you could get much greater functionality by using something like AutoIt, compile the script it produces to a .exe and then call that using the WSR macros.
  • PLEASE DO READ THE FILES. These were written very quickly and while I have tested them on my machine you are going to have to work on them yourself. The code is pretty self-explanatory.
Maybe, when I finally get some free time again, I can sit down and write these out properly.



  1. This is so cool! I started using the speech recognition in W7 some days ago and when I found out today that I can create macros - awesome! I kind of regret that I did not try this before I ordered the Dragon software (works pays, but...)

    Thanks for posting this!

  2. Thanks for the files sir.. awesome...
    is there new update files commands with speak sir??

  3. Gr8 work !! will have a look......will u reply on dis mail adress of yours

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  5. This is a great demonstration of what you can do with macros along with countless examples! Couldn't ask or more!

  6. You had the best Speech Macros.
    Have you had a chance to complete them again to the fullest? If so can I have an updated link or please send them to my email address at

  7. I'm desperately procrastinating enough to start from scratch.speech recognition software