Tired of typing? You can now dictate your text into MS Word.
The new Dictation feature lets you use speech-to-text to write content in Office.
It’s easier than I expected to draft a document and starting writing my notes. Worth looking at if your fingers are tired from typing.
Note: The dictation feature is only available to Microsoft 365 subscribers.
How to Dictate in Word
Follow these steps to dictate in MS Word.
- Sign in to your Microsoft 365 account.
- Go to Home > Dictate. Enable microphone permissions if this is your first time.
- A mic icon appears – wait for it to turn on to be sure it started listening.
- Insert punctuation any time by saying it explicitly.
- Fix mistakes with your keyboard or Dictation suggestions without having to turn off the mic icon.
- Exit dictation with Close (X) in the Dictation toolbar or pressing the button in the ribbon.
Tip: On Windows, use Alt + ` (backquote) to toggle the mic.
View the tutorial on the MS Training site.