Dual Writer

Transcription Features

  • Installs in Microsoft Word
    Speech Tools gives you a complete transcription solution inside Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
  • Versatile Operation
    Use the mouse or voice commands to control the media player
  • Audio File Formats Supported
    WM, MPG, MPEG, M1V, MP2, MP3, MPA,
    AU, SND
  • Video File Formats Supported
    MP4, M4V, MP4V, 3G2, 3GP2, 3GP, 3GPP,
  • Fast, Precise Controls
    Voice commands for Jump, Skip and Repeat allow rapid navigation through media files to exactly the spot you want
  • Timestamps
    Say "timestamp" to insert the current media playback time into your transcript

Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word.Transcribe Inside Microsoft Word!

Speech Tools gives you a complete transcription solution inside Microsoft Word.

Now you can do all your transcription work without leaving Microsoft Word.

Speech Tools gives you everything you need in to transcribe your audio and video files using Microsoft Word as your editor. Speech Tools adds a built-in media player that snaps inside your Microsoft Word document window. You can dock the player to the top or sides of the window, or drag it out of the way to make more room.

Speech Tools takes much of the hard work out of transcription. You'll get more done with less effort.

Transcribing with Speech Tools is incredibly fast and easy. You already know how to use Microsoft Word, so there’s not much else to learn. Just click the media player buttons with your mouse, or use speech commands to control playback. Just say "play" to start and "pause" to stop. This leaves you free to type your documents. And of course, you can dictate your transcripts and finish in record time.

Speech Tools supports all popular audio and video media formats.

Try out Speech Tools at no charge for 30 days.

Download and use Speech Tools. You'll love how responsive and precise the controls are. And the Speech Tools media player supports all popular audio and video file formats, so you can use it for all your transcription projects.


Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word.Transcription Features in Speech Tools

Click Transcribe to open the media player.
Speech Tools puts everything you need inside Microsoft Word.
Click the Transcribe button to open the Transcription panel inside the Microsoft Word document window. It’s built-in. Click the Open button to select a media file and you’re ready to get to work.
Windows Media Player is built into the Speech Tools Transcription Panel
Speech Tools incorporates Windows Media Player.
Windows Media Player supports a wide range of audio and video file formats. Speech Tools includes all the playback features you need to quickly navigate your audio and video files.
Control the media player in Speech Tools by mouse or voice commands.
Control media playback the easiest way possible - voice commands!
You can use the mouse to click the controls if you like. But even better, Speech Tools voice commands provide precise, hands-free control of media playback. Transcription just got a lot easier!

Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word.Click the Start Button to see a demonstration of Transcription with Speech Tools

Speech Tools Add In for Microsoft Word.Media Player Designed for Transcription

Easily play back selections with the transcription repeat button.

Convenient Repeat Button.

Couldn’t catch what was said? Click the Repeat button, or just say "repeat that." Playback resumes from the point where playback was last started, so you can easily repeat exactly the same segment. Say "repeat that" as many times as needed until you can make it out.

Resume playback slightly ahead of the last pause point.

Configurable Restart Offset.

The Restart Offset will save you a lot time. When you resume play after a pausing, Dual Writer restarts one second before the pause point. This ensures that you hear the beginning of the sentence you paused at. The Restart Offset is configurable so you can adjust it to any amount of time you want.

Slow down the playback to hear the speaker more clearly.

Adjustable playback speed.

Change the playback speed to more easily catch what the speakers are saying. You can slow down the speed to 75% of normal speed, or even 50%. With playback at half speed, it’s much easier to keep up with the speaker while you type or dictate the text. And you won’t need to replay as often to catch hard to hear passages.

Configure the transcription timestamp to your requirements.

Customizable timestamp.

The Timestamp feature lets you instantly add a timestamp to your document. You can click the Timestamp button or simply say, "Timestamp" to enter the current playback position into the document. The timestamp is totally configurable, so you can make it look exactly how you want it.


The All-in-One Solution

No need for a separate transcription application.

Speech Tools allows you to do all your transcription inside Microsoft Word, by either typing your documents or dictating them. Most transcription programs provide only a striped down editor. But now that you can do your transcription with Microsoft Word, you can also finish up your editing, proofing, spell checking and formatting in the same place, without switching between applications.

Powerful Media Player

Supports most popular file formats.

Speech Tools integrates Windows Media Player inside Microsoft Word, so you can play just about any audio or video file to transcribe it. The controls are specially designed for transcription. You get precision control with and responsive, voice activated commands to play and navigate through the media file.

Fast and Friendly Playback Controls

Who needs a foot pedal?

Some transcription software programs support a foot pedal to start and stop playback of media files. But Speech Tools gives you the best interface of all - voice commands. Just say, "go" to start playback, or "repeat" to replay from the last pause point. You can also move through the audio file by saying, "skip 10" or "skip 30" to advance that many seconds. To go back, say "jump" and the number of seconds to move backwards through the file.

Work the Way That's Most Comfortable

You take control.

Transcribe the way you want to. You have the option of clicking the media player buttons with the mouse and dictating your transcript. Or you can use voice commands to control the media player and type your transcript. You can even ditch the keyboard completely, and use voice commands to control playback while you dictate the transcript.