Microsoft: Write Documents and Create Presentation with Voice Dictate
Microsoft recently rolled out a new build for Windows Office Insider with a new feature of dictate. Using this feature, users would now be able to their voice to compose emails, their documents, take notes and create presentations in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote. This new Office Dictation feature makes use of Microsoft’s speech recognition technology in other to convert speech to text.
Windows #OfficeInsiders, get ready to ditch your keyboard and use your voice to write documents, compose emails, and create presentations! Voice dictation is available now to #InsidersFast. Find out more here: https://t.co/RaryJPeoyq pic.twitter.com/F6SgNTMX8x
— MS Office Insiders (@OfficeInsider) March 12, 2018
Dictate is one of the office intelligent services that brings the cloud to Office applications to help you save time and achieve better results.
It is also good to know that this feature will be available to only to users of the Office 365 subscription. And also you require an Internet connection to make a good use of this feature.
How to use Voice Dictate in Office
- Open the Office application.
- Turn on the microphone and make sure it works.
- Choose Dictate, wait for the icon to turn red, and then start the conversation. Whatever you say, the text appears in your document, email, slide or page.
- Speak clearly and conversationally. When you do, it picks up your pauses and inserts punctuation marks.
- When you’re done, select Dictate again to stop the input.
Supported punctuation on Voice Dictate
- Question mark
- New line
- New paragraph
Currently, it only supports the English language (U.S.), I guess other languages should be added soon. Office 365 subscribers should be able to use this feature now.
A year ago, Microsoft Garage unveiled a project called Dictate which did aforementioned function above. We figure Microsoft has now chosen to integrate the Garage project straightforwardly into the Office applications.