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How to Install and Use the Microsoft Dictate Tool


Microsoft Dictate is an add-on for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook that will allow you to turn your words into text. By installing this, you will be able to write with your voice.

As of October 15th, 2020, Microsoft Dictate is now part of the Microsoft Suite.

The best practice is to use sans-serif fonts rather than serif or decorative fonts. Sans serif does not have decorative lines. The fonts would include Arial, Calibri, Century Gothic, Tahoma, and Verdana. The font size should be 12 pt—font for the body text. The font could be larger depending on the audience or page layout.

Using Microsoft Dictate

Step One: Open the Microsoft Program of choice and select "Dictation" from the top ribbon.

Microsoft home ribbon.

Step Two: Select the language that you will be speaking in by selecting the arrow below the icon.

All the languages that be chosen for the dictate tool.

Step Three: Selecting the Icon will start your recording, as seen from the newly changed Icon. Proceed to start speaking into the Microphone.

The record dictate button.

To View and Listen to a Video Tutorial:

Select the link below to watch and/or listen to the tutorial:

How to Video for Installing and Using Microsoft Dictate Tool (00:00:34)

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