How do I use Microsoft Dictate?

What is Microsoft Dictate? How does Dictate work?


Microsoft Dictate is a speech-to-text program within Microsoft 365 products, such as Word. Dictate allows you to speak into your computer's microphone, or an external microphone, and convert your words into typed text. 

To start dictating, locate the Dictate button on the home tab of Microsoft Word.

Once you click Dictate, you can start speaking. A small box will pop up with a microphone symbol. When you are done speaking, click on the microphone symbol.

Anything you need to know about Dictate can be found in the gear symbol or the question mark symbol in the picture above. The gear symbol controls your settings, while the question mark brings you to the help window.



  • Last Updated May 23, 2023
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  • Answered By Mary Snyder (she/her)

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