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Dictate: talk instead of type

Sep 2, 2020 | Tips & Tricks, How to

Microsoft Word has a built-in dictation feature, allowing you to talk instead of type.

The web version will also transcribe audio files.

The ‘Home’ tab has a ‘Dictate’ button over on the right-hand side:

If you have your microphone set-up (if you can use video conferencing software, then it is), simply click it, and start talking.

The online version of Word also has a ‘transcribe’ feature, which allows you to upload pre-recorded audio files and it will convert them to text.

Results seem to vary depending on accent, quality of recording etc., but give it a try.

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