One of the greatest features of voice recognition software is that it can be used to create transcripts--either in real time or of a recorded voice file. Though there are some limitations, for people who attend many meetings or make a living interviewing subjects, this can relieve a lot of the tedium of creating transcripts manually.
* Purchase and install voice recognition software, using the installation instructions to set up the software. Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the program you choose.
* Create a voice profile. When configuring the voice profile, remember this a profile for the person whose voice you want to transcribe, not your own voice. If you use your voice, the other person transcribed won't be understood by the software.
* Determine whether your voice recognition software has a transcription mode. A transcription mode, unlike a speech-to-text mode, will understand that no corrections should be made, so it won't assume that any given word is right or wrong. Since it's a different function, using a transcription mode will not negatively affect the training of your voice recognition software.
* Open a word-processing program and create a new document. This is the text document into which your transcript will be written.