Skip to main content

SpeechExec Basic Dictate

Get started

Install the software


  • For all operating systems, we recommend installing the latest service pack available before installing SpeechExec.

  • For offline work, SpeechExec requires Internet connection at least once in 7 days.

  • Administrator rights are required to install the software. For more help, contact your administrator.

  • For installation of SpeechExec, a subscription product key is required (starting with SDBI-112-... or STBI-112-...). You can find the product key on the leaflet inside the box or printed inside the box.

  • Keep your product key on a safe place to have it available for support inquiries. Lost product keys cannot be restored!

  1. Download the installation file from

  2. Unzip the file you downloaded and start the setup.exe file.

  3. When you are asked to allow the application to make changes to your computer, click Yes.

  4. Follow the on-screen instructions of the set-up program.

Start SpeechExec dictation software

If the option to start SpeechExec automatically was selected in Settings > General settings > Worklist > Startup, the program opens as soon as your system starts.

To manually start the program, open the Windows start menu in Windows and select Philips SpeechExec Dictate.

Create a SpeechExec user profile

When using SpeechExec for the first time, a wizard guides you through the step-by-step configuration process to create a new user profile and configure your initial key settings.

Follow the on-screen instructions to:

  • Specify an author name that will be used to identify your dictations

  • Start another wizard to configure SpeechLive

  • Define the name and the (network) path where your finished dictations will be stored

  • Set the default Work type (Note, Letter, Report, Protocol, or Abstract) assigned to new dictations

  • Start another wizard to configure a PocketMemo or a SpeechAir.

Restart the user wizard

If you want to reuse the user wizard, you can restart it anytime.

  1. Go to Settings > General settings > Worklist > Startup.

  2. Activate the checkbox next to Start New User Wizard.

  3. Click Apply and then click OK.

    X The next time you start SpeechExec, the user wizard will automatically be opened.


  • It is possible to change the settings later using the Settings menu. For more information, see Settings menu.


If working in a network, select a folder on a mapped network drive to store finished dictations. Transcriptionists will then be able to access the folder and map their pending folders to your Finished dictations folder

SpeechExec help

For detailed information about using the SpeechExec software, see the help function. To start the help function:

  • Press F1 on the keyboard.

  • Click the icon_help.png button on the toolbar in the worklist or in the recorder window.