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Keith
May 12th, 2004, 04:39 AM
Hi,

I have Word 2002, and have been using it for quite a while, so am not
"new" to it, but something new has just started happening, that's for sure!
A couple weeks ago, speech recognition got turned on, but not by anyone who
uses the computer. I opened a document and started to input info in the form
fields, and suddenly a whole row of ...........'s popped up and then changed
to words. They seemed random at first, but as I backspaced, they would just
appear again and new words would pop up making sort of a sentence. After
some trouble-shooting, I found that speech recognition was on. I turned it
off and continued with what I was doing.

No big deal, right? Well, I can't seem to keep it turned off! Every time
I restart the computer, either in Outlook Express or Word, I get the same
auto typing. (different words) I have to go and disable speech recognition
all over again. It almost seems like something has hijacked it. I speak into
the mic, but NOTHING I say is typed, however other seemingly random, to not
random, stuff is typed. At one point a sentence having to do with Iraq,
popped up, but I was too quick with the backspace, and have no idea what was
typed.

I have done a repair using the disk, disabled it using the disk install
options, and uninstalled Office XP and re-installed choosing what options I
want to install disabling it. Nope, didn't matter, it still gets activated
when the computer restarts.

Soooo, any ideas? I'm out of 'em! Thanks!


Keith

Ian Baird [MS]
May 12th, 2004, 07:30 AM
Hi Keith

Have you tried doing the following?

Control Panel
-------------

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

2. Double-click "Regional and Language Options".

3. On the Languages tab, click Details.

4. Click Language Bar.

5. To turn text services off, click to select the "Turn off advanced
text services" check box. -or- To turn text services on, click to clear
the "Turn off advanced text services" check box.

6. Click OK. If prompted to confirm the change, click Yes or OK. Click
OK twice.


Language Bar
------------

1. Right-click the Language bar, and then click Settings.

2. Click Language Bar.

3. To turn text services off, click to select the "Turn off advanced
text services" check box. -or- To turn text services on, click to clear
the "Turn off advanced text services" check box.

4. Click OK. If prompted to confirm the change, click Yes or OK. Click
OK.

Another method to remove is the following:
====================================

01. Launch Task Manager and check if CTFMON.EXE is listed as a running
process

02. If it is, End Task on it

03. Go to Add/Remove Programs

04. Select Office XP from the listing and click the Change button

05. Make sure that the "Add or Remove Features..." radio button is select
and press
the Next button

06. Change the state for the following Features to "Not Available":
Microsoft Office | Microsoft Excel for Windows | Text to Speech
Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Alternative User Input
Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Alternative User Input |
Speech
Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Alternative User Input |
Handwriting
Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Proofing Tools | French |
English -
French Translation
Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Proofing Tools | Spanish |
English
- Spanish Translation

07. Click the Update button to make the changes

08. After the update is complete, run the following on the Start | Run line:
regsvr32 /u msctf.dll

09. You should get the following confirmation:
DllUnRegisterServer in msctf.dll succeeded.

10. The following registry value will need to be deleted:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run\ctfmon.exe

Hope this helps!

Regards,

Ian Baird
Microsoft PSS

This posting is provided 'AS IS' with no warranties and confers no rights.

Keith
May 12th, 2004, 08:30 AM
Hi Ian,

Wooo! Hooo! I tried the first method you suggested, restarted the
computer, opened Word, and finally checked to see if Speech Recognition was
activated. Nope! It was not activated. I did not think of going where you
said, to disable text services all together. Glad that worked. Thank you
very much!

Still, I can't help but wonder why in the world it happened in the first
place. Ah well, who knows how some of these things happen, I'm just glad to
have it fixed, and can move on to more important things. (Like finishing up
a few Word projects that have suffered, while I figured this out)

Thanks again!

Keith


"Ian Baird [MS]" > wrote in message
...
> Hi Keith
>
> Have you tried doing the following?
>
> Control Panel
> -------------
>
> 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
>
> 2. Double-click "Regional and Language Options".
>
> 3. On the Languages tab, click Details.
>
> 4. Click Language Bar.
>
> 5. To turn text services off, click to select the "Turn off advanced
> text services" check box. -or- To turn text services on, click to clear
> the "Turn off advanced text services" check box.
>
> 6. Click OK. If prompted to confirm the change, click Yes or OK. Click
> OK twice.
>
>
> Language Bar
> ------------
>
> 1. Right-click the Language bar, and then click Settings.
>
> 2. Click Language Bar.
>
> 3. To turn text services off, click to select the "Turn off advanced
> text services" check box. -or- To turn text services on, click to clear
> the "Turn off advanced text services" check box.
>
> 4. Click OK. If prompted to confirm the change, click Yes or OK. Click
> OK.
>
> Another method to remove is the following:
> ====================================
>
> 01. Launch Task Manager and check if CTFMON.EXE is listed as a running
> process
>
> 02. If it is, End Task on it
>
> 03. Go to Add/Remove Programs
>
> 04. Select Office XP from the listing and click the Change button
>
> 05. Make sure that the "Add or Remove Features..." radio button is select
> and press
> the Next button
>
> 06. Change the state for the following Features to "Not Available":
> Microsoft Office | Microsoft Excel for Windows | Text to Speech
> Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Alternative User Input
> Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Alternative User Input |
> Speech
> Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Alternative User Input |
> Handwriting
> Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Proofing Tools | French |
> English -
> French Translation
> Microsoft Office | Office Shared Features | Proofing Tools | Spanish |
> English
> - Spanish Translation
>
> 07. Click the Update button to make the changes
>
> 08. After the update is complete, run the following on the Start | Run
line:
> regsvr32 /u msctf.dll
>
> 09. You should get the following confirmation:
> DllUnRegisterServer in msctf.dll succeeded.
>
> 10. The following registry value will need to be deleted:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Run\ctfmon.exe
>
> Hope this helps!
>
> Regards,
>
> Ian Baird
> Microsoft PSS
>
> This posting is provided 'AS IS' with no warranties and confers no rights.
>
>
>
>
>
>

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