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Voice-to-text typing on the Microsoft workplace suite could have simply gotten an enormous improvement. However so? Well, Microsoft has free a brand new add-on known as Dictate that helps you to produce documents within the workplace suite with simply by your voice.



Dictate is a add-on for Microsoft word, Outlook and power point which is hands free. It uses the Cortana’s speech-recognition technology to convert the voice to text

Features of Dictate

  • Dictate supports more than 20 languages for dictation
  • It’s Real time translation to 60 languages
  • It uses some basic commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to give more control while dictating
  • Two modes of punctuation: Auto and manual for English
  • Visual feedback to indicate that speech is being processed


Some of the basic commands (English) include:

“New Line” to move the cursor to a new line.

“Delete” to remove the last line that was transcribed.

“Stop Dictation” for Dictate to stop transcribing immediately.

“Full stop” or “Period” to insert period character

“Question mark” to insert “?”

“Open Quote” and “Close quote” to insert “”” and “””

“Colon” to insert “:”

“Comma” to insert “,”


Transcription isn’t the only factor that Dictate will do because the add-on supports some basic commands that permit the user to control the document’s editing process.

Video tutorial for Dictate

Languages support

On the transcribing facet of things, Dictate presently supports twenty completely different languages. Dictation aside, the add-on is additionally capable of supporting “real-time text translations” for up to sixty languages.


If Dictate seems like one thing you’d wish to experiment on, do note that the add-on can only work on the workplace 2013 suite or later. Your machine should even be running Windows 8.1 or later so as for Dictate to figure.

Get Dictate

Assuming you’ve managed to satisfy the wants, You can download the add-on here.


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