Windows Dictation – You Do The Speaking, It’ll Do The Typing

Windows Dictation – You Do The Speaking, It’ll Do The Typing

Have a long letter to write? Or maybe a recipe in your own words… Why not let Windows type it out for you!

Requirements: Windows 10 (1803 – April, 2018 release or later), microphone.

Introduced in April, 2018, Windows 10 now allows for dictation. This applies to searches (be in in Windows or the web), Microsoft Word, messaging such as Your Phone and more.

And it’s easy!

All you need to do to get started is to press the Windows logo key  + H to open the dictation toolbar. Then say whatever’s on your mind.

 

Windows Dictation - You Do The Speaking, It'll Do The Typing

 

If you’re using a tablet or a touchscreen, tap the microphone button on the touch keyboard to start dictating. Tap it again to stop dictation.

You can also stop dictating at any time by saying “stop dictation.”

Dictation commands

Use dictation commands to tell you PC what to do, like “delete that” or “select the previous word.”

The following table tells you what you can say. If a word or phrase is in bold, it’s an example. Replace it with similar words to get the result you want.

 

To do thisSay
Clear a selectionClear selection; unselect that
Delete the most recent dictation result or currently selected textDelete that; strike that
Delete a unit of text, such as the current wordDelete word
Move the cursor to the first character after a specified word or phraseGo after that; move after word; go to the end of paragraph; move to the end of that
Move the cursor to the end of a unit of textGo after word; move after word; go to the end of that; move to the end of paragraph
Move the cursor backward by a unit of textMove back to the previous word; go up to the previous paragraph
Move the cursor to the first character before a specified word or phraseGo to the start of the word
Move the cursor to the start of a text unitGo before that; move to the start of that
Move the cursor forward to the next unit of textMove forward to the next word; go down to the next paragraph
Moves the cursor to the end of a text unitMove to the end of the word; go to the end of the paragraph
Enter one of the following keys: Tab, Enter, End, Home, Page up, Page down, Backspace, DeleteTap Enter; press Backspace
Select a specific word or phraseSelect word
Select the most recent dictation resultSelect that
Select a unit of textSelect the next three words; select the previous two paragraphs
Turn spelling mode on and offStart spelling; stop spelling

If you’d like a hand with dictation, or anything else with your business computer, please contact Tech-Tree!

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