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Dictate with your voice in Office

Dictate in Word or PowerPoint

  1. Turn on your microphone and make sure it works.

  2. In Word 2016 or PowerPoint 2016, select Home > Dictate.Showing Dictate UI in Word
  3. Wait for the icon to turn red.Showing Dictate icon after selection
  4. Start talking. As you talk, text appears in your document or slide.

  5. Speak clearly and conversationally. Insert punctuation by saying the name of the punctuation mark you want to add.
  6. If you make a mistake while dictating, move your cursor to the mistake and fix it with your keyboard. No need to turn off the microphone.
  7. When finished, select Dictate again to stop typing.

Dictate in Outlook

  1. Turn on your microphone and make sure it works.
  2. Open a new email message and select Message > Dictate.Showing dictate option on the email message
  3. Wait for the icon to turn red.Showing Dictate icon after selection
  4. Start talking. As you talk, text appears in your email message.
  5. Speak clearly and conversationally. Insert punctuation, by saying the name of the punctuation mark you want to add.
  6. If you make a mistake while dictating, move your cursor to the mistake and fix it with your keyboard. No need to turn off the microphone.

  7. When finished, select Dictate again to stop typing.
This feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription. Chat to us about buying an O365 Subscription.

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