Dictate text using Speech Recognition

Dictate text using Speech Recognition

Speech recognition is using your voice to control the computer. Older versions of Office included speech recognition. Customers who use a newer version of Office, but who are not Office 365 subscribers, can use the Windows feature.

This is a subscriber-only feature For speech recognition within Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, buy an Office 365 subscription, which includes Dictation. If you're already an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

To set up speech recognition, go to the instructions for your version of Windows:

Windows 10

Windows 8 and 8.1

Windows 7

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