Dictate your documents in Word

Dictation lets you use speech-to-text to author content in Office with a microphone and reliable internet connection. It's a quick and easy way to get your thoughts out, create drafts or outlines, and capture notes. 

How to use Dictation

1. Sign in to your Microsoft account using Edge, Firefox, or Chrome.

2. Go to Home > Dictate. First-time users will be prompted to enable microphone permissions.

A picture of the Dictate button in the ribbon.

3. A mic icon will appear - wait for it to turn on to be sure it started listening.

Tip: On Windows, use Alt + ` (backquote) to toggle the mic

4. Insert punctuation any time by saying them explicitly.

5. Fix mistakes with your keyboard or Dictation suggestions without having to turn off the mic icon.

6. Exit dictation with Close (X) in the Dictation toolbar or pressing the button in the ribbon again. 

Punctuation

Phrase

Output

Period
.
Comma
,
Question mark
?
Exclamation mark
!
New line
New line (Enter)
Colon
:
Semicolon
;
Open quotes
"
Close quotes
"
Smiley Face
:)

Phrases to say (China)

Punctuation output

句 号
逗 号
,
换 行
换 行
问 号

Phrase

Output

punto
.
coma
,
signo de apertura de interrogación
¿
signo de interrogación
?
signo de apertura de exclamación
¡
signo de exclamación
!
salto de línea
nueva línea
nueva línea
dos puntos
:
punto y coma
;
comillas izquierdas
«
comillas derechas
»

Phrase

Output

point
.
virgule
,
point d'interrogation
?
point d'exclamation
!
saut de ligne
saut de ligne
deux points
:
point-virgule
;
guillemet gauche
guillemet ouvrant
«
guillemet droit
guillemet fermant
»

Phrase

Output

punkt
satzende
.
komma
,
fragezeichen
?
ausrufezeichen
rufzeichen
!
neue zeile
zeilenumbruch
neue zeile
doppelpunkt
kolon
:
strichpunkt
semikolon
;
öffnendes anführungszeichen
beginn zitat
 «
schließendes anführungszeichen
ende zitat
»

Phrase

Output

punto
.
virgola
,
punto interrogativo
punto di domanda
?
punto esclamativo
!
a capo
nuova riga
nuova riga
due punti
:
punto e virgola
;
virgolette aperte
«
virgolette chiuse
»

Phrase

Output

ponto final
.
vírgula
,
ponto de interrogação
?
ponto de exclamação
!
nova linha
mudar de linha
nova linha
dois pontos
:
ponto e vírgula
;
abrir aspas
abrir aspas

Phrases to say (Japan)

Punctuation output

読 点
句 点
く て ん
ク エ ス チ ョ ン マ ー ク
疑 問 符
改 行
か い ぎ ょ う
か い ぎ ょ う
び っ く り マ ー ク
!
感 嘆 符
!
か っ こ 開 く
(
か っ こ 閉 じ る
)

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørsmålstegn
?
utropstegn
!
ny linje
ny linje

Phrase

Output

punkt
.
kommatecken
,
frågetecken
?
utropstecken
!
plustecken
+
påbörja ny rad
ny rad
ny rad

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørgsmålstegn
?
udråbstegn
!
plustegn
+
linjeskift
linjeskift
kolon
:
semikolon
;

Phrase

Output

punt
.
komma
,
vraagteken
?
uitroepteken
!
plusteken
+
nieuwe regel
regeleinde
nieuwe regel
puntkomma
;
dubbele punt
:

Phrase

Output

piste
.
pilkku
,
kysymysmerkki
?
huutomerkki
!
plusmerkki
+
uusi rivi
rivinvaihto
uusi rivi

Markings may appear under words with alternates that we may have misheard.

If the marked word is already correct, you can select Ignore.

Dictation suggestion marked word.

Hover over or long-press the mic icon and click on the gear icon to see the following settings:

  • Spoken Language: View and change languages in the drop-down.

  • Auto Punctuation: Toggle the check-mark on or off, if it is available for the language chosen.

Picture of dictation toolbar with settings highlighted.

By default, Dictation is set to your document language in Office.

We are actively working to improve these languages and add more locales and languages.

Supported Languages

Chinese (China)

English (Canada)

English (United Kingdom)

English (United States)

French (France)

German (Germany)

Italian (Italy

Spanish (Spain)

Spanish (Mexico)

Preview languages *

Danish

Dutch (Netherlands)

English (Australia)

English (India)

Finnish

French (Canada)

Japanese

Norwegian (Bokmål)

Portuguese (Brazil)

Swedish (Sweden)

* Preview Languages may have lower accuracy or limited punctuation support.

This service does not store your audio data or transcribed text.

Your speech utterances will be sent to Microsoft and used only to provide you with text results.

For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

Can't find the dictate button

If you can't see the button to start dictation:

  • Make sure you're signed into Office in your browser with a Microsoft account.

  • On Windows: make sure you have Windows 10 or above.

Dictate button is grayed out

If you see the dictate button is grayed out:

  • Make sure the document is not in a Read-Only state.

Microphone doesn't have access

If you see "Please check your audio settings" or "We don’t have access to your microphone":

  • Make sure no other application or web page is using the microphone and try again.

  • Check your browser's settings, search for "microphone", and see if you may have denied permissions in the past for Word, Office, or OneDrive by viewing it in your blocked list. Remove it from the Block list, refresh, click Dictate again, and enable permissions. 

    Screenshot of enabling microphone permissions.

Microphone isn't working

If you see "There is a problem with your microphone" or "We can’t detect your microphone":

Dictation can't hear you

If you see "Dictation can't hear you" or if nothing appears on the screen as you dictate:

  • Make sure your microphone is not muted.

  • Adjust the input level of your microphone.

  • Move to a quieter location.

  • If using a built-in mic, consider trying again with a headset or external mic.

Accuracy issues or missed words

If you see a lot of incorrect words being output or missed words:

  • Check if you are on the new Edge, Firefox, or Chrome.

  • Make sure you're on a fast and reliable internet connection.

  • Avoid or eliminate background noise that may interfere with your voice.

  • Try speaking more deliberately.

  • Check to see if the microphone you are using needs to be upgraded.

How to use Dictation

This is a subscriber-only feature Can't find the Dictate button? The dictation feature is only available to Microsoft 365 subscribers.

  1. Go to Home > Dictate while signed into Microsoft 365 on a mic-enabled device. 

    Showing Dictate UI  in Word

  2. Wait for the Dictate button to turn on and start listening.

    Showing Dictate icon after selection

  3. Start speaking to see text appear on the screen.

  4. Insert punctuation at any time by saying them explicitly.

  5. Fix mistakes with your keyboard without having to toggle the mic icon off.

Tip: You can also move your cursor to a new comment to dictate feedback for others.

Punctuation

Phrase

Output

Period
.
Comma
,
Question mark
?
Exclamation mark
!
New line
New line (Enter)
Colon
:
Semicolon
;
Open quotes
"
Close quotes
"
Smiley Face
:)

Phrases to say (China)

Punctuation output

句 号
逗 号
,
换 行
换 行
问 号

Phrase

Output

punto
.
coma
,
signo de apertura de interrogación
¿
signo de interrogación
?
signo de apertura de exclamación
¡
signo de exclamación
!
salto de línea
nueva línea
nueva línea
dos puntos
:
punto y coma
;
comillas izquierdas
«
comillas derechas
»

Phrase

Output

point
.
virgule
,
point d'interrogation
?
point d'exclamation
!
saut de ligne
saut de ligne
deux points
:
point-virgule
;
guillemet gauche
guillemet ouvrant
«
guillemet droit
guillemet fermant
»

Phrase

Output

punkt
satzende
.
komma
,
fragezeichen
?
ausrufezeichen
rufzeichen
!
neue zeile
zeilenumbruch
neue zeile
doppelpunkt
kolon
:
strichpunkt
semikolon
;
öffnendes anführungszeichen
beginn zitat
 «
schließendes anführungszeichen
ende zitat
»

Phrase

Output

punto
.
virgola
,
punto interrogativo
punto di domanda
?
punto esclamativo
!
a capo
nuova riga
nuova riga
due punti
:
punto e virgola
;
virgolette aperte
«
virgolette chiuse
»

Phrase

Output

ponto final
.
vírgula
,
ponto de interrogação
?
ponto de exclamação
!
nova linha
mudar de linha
nova linha
dois pontos
:
ponto e vírgula
;
abrir aspas
abrir aspas

Phrases to say (Japan)

Punctuation output

読 点
句 点
く て ん
ク エ ス チ ョ ン マ ー ク
疑 問 符
改 行
か い ぎ ょ う
か い ぎ ょ う
び っ く り マ ー ク
!
感 嘆 符
!
か っ こ 開 く
(
か っ こ 閉 じ る
)

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørsmålstegn
?
utropstegn
!
ny linje
ny linje

Phrase

Output

punkt
.
kommatecken
,
frågetecken
?
utropstecken
!
plustecken
+
påbörja ny rad
ny rad
ny rad

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørgsmålstegn
?
udråbstegn
!
plustegn
+
linjeskift
linjeskift
kolon
:
semikolon
;

Phrase

Output

punt
.
komma
,
vraagteken
?
uitroepteken
!
plusteken
+
nieuwe regel
regeleinde
nieuwe regel
puntkomma
;
dubbele punt
:

Phrase

Output

piste
.
pilkku
,
kysymysmerkki
?
huutomerkki
!
plusmerkki
+
uusi rivi
rivinvaihto
uusi rivi

By default, Dictation is set to your document language in Office.

We are actively working to improve these languages and add more locales and languages.

Supported Languages

Chinese (China)

English (Canada)

English (United Kingdom)

English (United States)

French (France)

German (Germany)

Italian (Italy

Spanish (Spain)

Spanish (Mexico)

Preview languages *

Danish

Dutch (Netherlands)

English (Australia)

English (India)

Finnish

French (Canada)

Japanese

Norwegian (Bokmål)

Portuguese (Brazil)

Swedish (Sweden)

* Preview Languages may have lower accuracy or limited punctuation support.

This service does not store your audio data or transcribed text.

Your speech utterances will be sent to Microsoft and used only to provide you with text results.

For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

Can't find the dictate button

If you can't see the button to start dictation:

  • Make sure you're signed in with an active Microsoft 365 subscription.

  • Dictate is not available in Office 2016 or 2019 for Windows without Microsoft 365.

  • Make sure you have Windows 10 or above.

Dictate button is grayed out

If you see the dictate button is grayed out:

  • Make sure the document is not in a Read-Only state.

Microphone doesn't have access

If you see "We don’t have access to your microphone":

  • Make sure no other application or web page is using the microphone and try again.

  • Refresh, click on Dictate, and give permission for the browser to access the microphone.

Microphone isn't working

If you see "There is a problem with your microphone" or "We can’t detect your microphone":

Dictation can't hear you

If you see "Dictation can't hear you" or if nothing appears on the screen as you dictate:

  • Make sure your microphone is not muted.

  • Adjust the input level of your microphone.

  • Move to a quieter location.

  • If using a built-in mic, consider trying again with a headset or external mic.

Accuracy issues or missed words

If you see a lot of incorrect words being output or missed words:

  • Make sure you're on a fast and reliable internet connection.

  • Avoid or eliminate background noise that may interfere with your voice.

  • Try speaking more deliberately.

  • Check to see if the microphone you are using needs to be upgraded.

How to use Dictation

This is a subscriber-only feature Can't find the Dictate button? The dictation feature is only available to Microsoft 365 subscribers.

  1. Go to Home > Dictate while signed into Microsoft 365 on a mic-enabled device. 

    Showing Dictate UI  in Word

  2. Wait for the Dictate button to turn on and start listening.

    Showing Dictate icon after selection

  3. Start speaking to see text appear on the screen.

  4. Insert punctuation at any time by saying them explicitly.

  5. Fix mistakes with your keyboard without having to toggle the mic icon off.

Tip: You can also move your cursor to a new comment to dictate feedback for others.

Punctuation

Phrase

Output

Period
.
Comma
,
Question mark
?
Exclamation mark
!
New line
New line (Enter)
Colon
:
Semicolon
;
Open quotes
"
Close quotes
"
Smiley Face
:)

Phrases to say (China)

Punctuation output

句 号
逗 号
,
换 行
换 行
问 号

Phrase

Output

punto
.
coma
,
signo de apertura de interrogación
¿
signo de interrogación
?
signo de apertura de exclamación
¡
signo de exclamación
!
salto de línea
nueva línea
nueva línea
dos puntos
:
punto y coma
;
comillas izquierdas
«
comillas derechas
»

Phrase

Output

point
.
virgule
,
point d'interrogation
?
point d'exclamation
!
saut de ligne
saut de ligne
deux points
:
point-virgule
;
guillemet gauche
guillemet ouvrant
«
guillemet droit
guillemet fermant
»

Phrase

Output

punkt
satzende
.
komma
,
fragezeichen
?
ausrufezeichen
rufzeichen
!
neue zeile
zeilenumbruch
neue zeile
doppelpunkt
kolon
:
strichpunkt
semikolon
;
öffnendes anführungszeichen
beginn zitat
 «
schließendes anführungszeichen
ende zitat
»

Phrase

Output

punto
.
virgola
,
punto interrogativo
punto di domanda
?
punto esclamativo
!
a capo
nuova riga
nuova riga
due punti
:
punto e virgola
;
virgolette aperte
«
virgolette chiuse
»

Phrase

Output

ponto final
.
vírgula
,
ponto de interrogação
?
ponto de exclamação
!
nova linha
mudar de linha
nova linha
dois pontos
:
ponto e vírgula
;
abrir aspas
abrir aspas

Phrases to say (Japan)

Punctuation output

読 点
句 点
く て ん
ク エ ス チ ョ ン マ ー ク
疑 問 符
改 行
か い ぎ ょ う
か い ぎ ょ う
び っ く り マ ー ク
!
感 嘆 符
!
か っ こ 開 く
(
か っ こ 閉 じ る
)

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørsmålstegn
?
utropstegn
!
ny linje
ny linje

Phrase

Output

punkt
.
kommatecken
,
frågetecken
?
utropstecken
!
plustecken
+
påbörja ny rad
ny rad
ny rad

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørgsmålstegn
?
udråbstegn
!
plustegn
+
linjeskift
linjeskift
kolon
:
semikolon
;

Phrase

Output

punt
.
komma
,
vraagteken
?
uitroepteken
!
plusteken
+
nieuwe regel
regeleinde
nieuwe regel
puntkomma
;
dubbele punt
:

Phrase

Output

piste
.
pilkku
,
kysymysmerkki
?
huutomerkki
!
plusmerkki
+
uusi rivi
rivinvaihto
uusi rivi

By default, Dictation is set to your document language in Office.

Fully supported Languages

Chinese (China)

English (Canada)

English (United Kingdom)

English (United States)

French (France)

German (Germany)

Italian (Italy

Spanish (Spain)

Spanish (Mexico)

Preview languages *

English (Australia)

English (India)

French (Canada)

Japanese

Norwegian (Bokmål)

Portuguese (Brazil)

* Preview Languages may have lower accuracy or limited punctuation support.

We are actively working to improve these languages and add more locales and languages.

This service does not store your audio data or transcribed text.

Your speech utterances will be sent to Microsoft and used only to provide you with text results.

For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

Can't find the dictate button

If you can't see the button to start dictation:

  • Make sure you're signed in with an active Microsoft 365 subscription.

  • Dictate is not available in Office 2016 or 2019 for Mac without Microsoft 365.

Dictate button is grayed out

If you see the dictate button is grayed out:

  • Make sure the document is not in a Read-Only state.

Microphone doesn't have access

If you see "We don’t have access to your microphone":

  • Make sure no other application or web page is using the microphone and try again.

Microphone isn't working

If you see "There is a problem with your microphone" or "We can’t detect your microphone":

  • Make sure the microphone is plugged in.

  • Test the microphone to make sure it's working.

  • Check the microphone in System Preferences > Sound > Input.

Dictation can't hear you

If you see "Dictation can't hear you" or if nothing appears on the screen as you dictate:

  • Make sure your microphone is not muted.

  • Adjust the input level of your microphone.

  • Move to a quieter location.

  • If using a built-in mic, consider trying again with a headset or external mic.

Accuracy issues or missed words

If you see a lot of incorrect words being output or missed words:

  • Make sure you're on a fast and reliable internet connection.

  • Avoid or eliminate background noise that may interfere with your voice.

  • Try speaking more deliberately.

  • Check to see if the microphone you are using needs to be upgraded.

How to use Dictation

  1. Tap the small microphone icon to toggle to the dictation experience.

  2. Tap on the large microphone icon and start speaking.

    Screenshot of Dictation on iPhone activating.

  3. Insert punctuation at any time by saying them explicitly or using the punctuation toolbar.

  4. At any time, tap the microphone again to pause dictation or tap the keyboard button to switch back to the keyboard.

  5. Fix mistakes by using touch to delete the content and speak again or toggling on the keyboard.

Punctuation

Phrase

Output

Period
.
Comma
,
Question mark
?
Exclamation mark
!
New line
New line (Enter)
Colon
:
Semicolon
;
Open quotes
"
Close quotes
"
Smiley Face
:)

Phrases to say (China)

Punctuation output

句 号
逗 号
,
换 行
换 行
问 号

Phrase

Output

punto
.
coma
,
signo de apertura de interrogación
¿
signo de interrogación
?
signo de apertura de exclamación
¡
signo de exclamación
!
salto de línea
nueva línea
nueva línea
dos puntos
:
punto y coma
;
comillas izquierdas
«
comillas derechas
»

Phrase

Output

point
.
virgule
,
point d'interrogation
?
point d'exclamation
!
saut de ligne
saut de ligne
deux points
:
point-virgule
;
guillemet gauche
guillemet ouvrant
«
guillemet droit
guillemet fermant
»

Phrase

Output

punkt
satzende
.
komma
,
fragezeichen
?
ausrufezeichen
rufzeichen
!
neue zeile
zeilenumbruch
neue zeile
doppelpunkt
kolon
:
strichpunkt
semikolon
;
öffnendes anführungszeichen
beginn zitat
 «
schließendes anführungszeichen
ende zitat
»

Phrase

Output

punto
.
virgola
,
punto interrogativo
punto di domanda
?
punto esclamativo
!
a capo
nuova riga
nuova riga
due punti
:
punto e virgola
;
virgolette aperte
«
virgolette chiuse
»

Phrase

Output

ponto final
.
vírgula
,
ponto de interrogação
?
ponto de exclamação
!
nova linha
mudar de linha
nova linha
dois pontos
:
ponto e vírgula
;
abrir aspas
abrir aspas

Phrases to say (Japan)

Punctuation output

読 点
句 点
く て ん
ク エ ス チ ョ ン マ ー ク
疑 問 符
改 行
か い ぎ ょ う
か い ぎ ょ う
び っ く り マ ー ク
!
感 嘆 符
!
か っ こ 開 く
(
か っ こ 閉 じ る
)

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørsmålstegn
?
utropstegn
!
ny linje
ny linje

Phrase

Output

punkt
.
kommatecken
,
frågetecken
?
utropstecken
!
plustecken
+
påbörja ny rad
ny rad
ny rad

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørgsmålstegn
?
udråbstegn
!
plustegn
+
linjeskift
linjeskift
kolon
:
semikolon
;

Phrase

Output

punt
.
komma
,
vraagteken
?
uitroepteken
!
plusteken
+
nieuwe regel
regeleinde
nieuwe regel
puntkomma
;
dubbele punt
:

Phrase

Output

piste
.
pilkku
,
kysymysmerkki
?
huutomerkki
!
plusmerkki
+
uusi rivi
rivinvaihto
uusi rivi

Note: Auto punctuation is on by default for English.

Tap on the gear to see the following settings:

  • Spoken Language: View and change languages in the drop-down.

  • Auto Punctuation: Toggle the check-mark on or off, if it is available for the language chosen.

Dictation for iPhone Settings expanded.

By default, Dictation on iPhone is set to your devices' current language.

Fully supported Languages

Chinese (China)

English (Canada)

English (United Kingdom)

English (United States)

French (France)

German (Germany)

Italian (Italy

Spanish (Spain)

Spanish (Mexico)

Preview languages *

Coming soon;

* Preview Languages may have lower accuracy or limited punctuation support.

We are actively working to improve these languages and add more locales and languages.

This service does not store your audio data or transcribed text.

Your speech utterances will be sent to Microsoft and used only to provide you with text results.

For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

Can't find the dictate button

If you can't see the button to start dictation:

  • Your device language may not be supported.

Microphone doesn't have access

If you see "We don’t have access to your microphone":

  • Make sure no other application or web page is using the microphone and try again.

Microphone isn't working

If you see "There is a problem with your microphone" or "We can’t detect your microphone":

  • Test the microphone to make sure it's working.

Dictation can't hear you

If you see "Dictation can't hear you" or if nothing appears on the screen as you dictate:

  • Move to a quieter location.

Accuracy issues or missed words

If you see a lot of incorrect words being output or missed words:

  • Make sure you're on a fast and reliable internet connection.

  • Avoid or eliminate background noise that may interfere with your voice.

  • Try speaking more deliberately.

Note: Dictation for Word on Android is currently in preview.

How to use Dictation

  1. On an Android Phone, tap the small microphone icon to toggle on the dictation experience.

    Dictation on Android Phone Screenshot

  2. Tap on the large microphone icon and start speaking.

    Screenshot of Dictation on Android Phone.

  3. Insert punctuation at any time by saying them explicitly or using the punctuation toolbar.

  4. At any time, tap the microphone again to pause dictation or tap the keyboard button to switch back to the keyboard.

  5. Fix mistakes by using touch to delete the content and speak again or toggling on the keyboard.

    Dictation Settings on Android Phone Screenshot,

Punctuation

Phrase

Output

Period
.
Comma
,
Question mark
?
Exclamation mark
!
New line
New line (Enter)
Colon
:
Semicolon
;
Open quotes
"
Close quotes
"
Smiley Face
:)

Phrases to say (China)

Punctuation output

句 号
逗 号
,
换 行
换 行
问 号

Phrase

Output

punto
.
coma
,
signo de apertura de interrogación
¿
signo de interrogación
?
signo de apertura de exclamación
¡
signo de exclamación
!
salto de línea
nueva línea
nueva línea
dos puntos
:
punto y coma
;
comillas izquierdas
«
comillas derechas
»

Phrase

Output

point
.
virgule
,
point d'interrogation
?
point d'exclamation
!
saut de ligne
saut de ligne
deux points
:
point-virgule
;
guillemet gauche
guillemet ouvrant
«
guillemet droit
guillemet fermant
»

Phrase

Output

punkt
satzende
.
komma
,
fragezeichen
?
ausrufezeichen
rufzeichen
!
neue zeile
zeilenumbruch
neue zeile
doppelpunkt
kolon
:
strichpunkt
semikolon
;
öffnendes anführungszeichen
beginn zitat
 «
schließendes anführungszeichen
ende zitat
»

Phrase

Output

punto
.
virgola
,
punto interrogativo
punto di domanda
?
punto esclamativo
!
a capo
nuova riga
nuova riga
due punti
:
punto e virgola
;
virgolette aperte
«
virgolette chiuse
»

Phrase

Output

ponto final
.
vírgula
,
ponto de interrogação
?
ponto de exclamação
!
nova linha
mudar de linha
nova linha
dois pontos
:
ponto e vírgula
;
abrir aspas
abrir aspas

Phrases to say (Japan)

Punctuation output

読 点
句 点
く て ん
ク エ ス チ ョ ン マ ー ク
疑 問 符
改 行
か い ぎ ょ う
か い ぎ ょ う
び っ く り マ ー ク
!
感 嘆 符
!
か っ こ 開 く
(
か っ こ 閉 じ る
)

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørsmålstegn
?
utropstegn
!
ny linje
ny linje

Phrase

Output

punkt
.
kommatecken
,
frågetecken
?
utropstecken
!
plustecken
+
påbörja ny rad
ny rad
ny rad

Phrase

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørgsmålstegn
?
udråbstegn
!
plustegn
+
linjeskift
linjeskift
kolon
:
semikolon
;

Phrase

Output

punt
.
komma
,
vraagteken
?
uitroepteken
!
plusteken
+
nieuwe regel
regeleinde
nieuwe regel
puntkomma
;
dubbele punt
:

Phrase

Output

piste
.
pilkku
,
kysymysmerkki
?
huutomerkki
!
plusmerkki
+
uusi rivi
rivinvaihto
uusi rivi

Note: Auto punctuation is on by default for English.

  • Spoken Language: View and change languages in the drop-down.

  • Auto Punctuation: Toggle the check-mark on or off, if it is available for the language chosen.

    Screenshot of Dictation on Android Phone settings.

By default, Dictation on Android is set to your devices' current language.

Fully supported Languages

Chinese (China)

English (Canada)

English (United Kingdom)

English (United States)

French (France)

German (Germany)

Italian (Italy

Spanish (Spain)

Spanish (Mexico)

Preview languages *

Coming soon

* Preview Languages may have lower accuracy or limited punctuation support.

We are actively working to improve these languages and add more locales and languages.

This service does not store your audio data or transcribed text.

Your speech utterances will be sent to Microsoft and used only to provide you with text results.

For more information about experiences that analyze your content, see Connected Experiences in Office.

Can't find the dictate button

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  • Your device language may not be supported.

Microphone doesn't have access

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Microphone isn't working

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  • Test the microphone to make sure it's working.

Dictation can't hear you

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  • Move to a quieter location.

Accuracy issues or missed words

If you see a lot of incorrect words being output or missed words:

  • Make sure you're on a fast and reliable internet connection.

  • Avoid or eliminate background noise that may interfere with your voice.

  • Try speaking more deliberately.

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