You can turn your spoken words into text with keyboard dictation. To use the dictation voice commands, your device’s microphone needs to be on and working.
Enable Speech Recognition
Choose the Start menu > Settings > Speech.
Toggle the switch under Online speech recognition to On.
Use Speech Recognition
Select a text field and press the Windows key + H to open the dictation toolbar.
To stop dictation, press the “x” or say “Stop dictating.”
After you start dictating, you can use commands to edit and format your document. Dictation commands for Windows
Dictation can be turned on in the Dictation screen of Keyboard preferences.
Choose the Apple menu > System Preferences > Keyboard > Dictation.
Click “On.” If prompted, click “Enable Dictation.”
Choose a keyboard shortcut to easily access the dictation tool.
Select a text field and enter your keyboard shortcut.
This will cause a microphone icon to appear. You can then start talking, and your words will appear onscreen.
To stop dictation, press your keyboard shortcut again, press the return key, or click “Done” below the microphone icon.
After you start dictating, you can use commands to edit and format your document.
Tablet or touchscreen
If you’re using a tablet or touchscreen, you should be able to tap the microphone icon on the touch keyboard to start dictating. To stop dictation, say “Stop dictating,” tap “Done,” or tap the microphone icon again.
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