Dictate Feature Updates in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote

Posted on:  10/12/2022
Dictate Feature Updates in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote

Dictate in Word, Outlook, OneNote, and PowerPoint allows users to use speech-to-text to author content in files.

Dictate Feature in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and OneNote

Dictate Feature in Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and OneNote

All that is needed is a microphone and a reliable internet connection. Dictate is easy to use. You can use automatic punctuation, bullets, and numbered lists. You can also format text with the Dictate feature. Dictate is located on the Home tab in all four apps.

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Turn on Auto Punctuate in Dictation

  1. Click Dictation Settings
  2. Make sure Enable auto punctuation is turned on.

You can also turn on Filter sensitive phrases. The Microphone setting are also in Dictation settings.

Enable auto-punctuation

Enable auto-punctuation with Dictation

Creating List with Dictate

Phrase

  1. start list
  2. start numbered list
  3. next line
  4. exit list

 

Viewing all commands in Dictate

Click Help, the Question mark to view all commands. Tip: You can have the commands up when use Dictate.

Help in Dictate

Help in Dictate

Dictate commands

Dictate commands

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