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SpeechExec Pro Transcribe

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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 PDCO-112-... or PTCO-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 Pro Transcribe.

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 a user name. The user name identifies the user who last worked on the dictation file.

  • Start another wizard to configure SpeechLive

  • Set the destination folder on the PC for Pending dictations. Pending dictations will be listed in the To Do folder in the work list. The To Do folder organizes all your input folders into one simulated ‘overview’ folder.

  • Start another wizard to configure a Philips foot control. For more information, see Foot Control Configuration Wizard.

  • Configure settings for the ‘new dictation’ notification in your To Do folder.


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


If working in a network, select the folder on a mapped network drive where the author’s finished dictations are stored. These will be your pending dictations.

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.