Microsoft-Windows Software

Dictate – Speech Recognition For Microsoft Office

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Would you like to dictate with your voice to Office but cannot afford software like Dragon then try Dictate a Microsoft Garage Project that you can download and install on your Windows computer and will install in your Office programs Outlook, Word and PowerPoint – and it is FREE

Dictate Features

  • Supports more than 20 languages for dictation
  • Real time translation to 60 languages
  • Commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to give more control while dictating
  • Two modes of punctuations: Auto and manual for English
  • Visual feedback to indicate that speech is being processed

Dictate has the following commands available (English)

  • New Line: Takes cursor to new line
  • Delete: Removes the last line you dictated
  • Stop Dictation: Terminates the dictation session
  • Full stop or period: Types period character (.)
  • Question mark: Types (?)
  • Open Quote: Types (“)
  • Close Quote: Types (”)
  • Colon: Types (:)
  • Comma: Types (,)

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

1 comment on “Dictate – Speech Recognition For Microsoft Office

  1. Geoff Greig

    Richard,
    Another free dictating software is Voice typing in Google docs which is part of Google Drive.

    Works on any computer using a Google Chrome browser. It has all the bells and whistles like full stop comma question mark and the like and you can edit what you’ve written. I used it to write this, and cut and pasted it, here

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