How To Use Your Voice in Word 365

I am loving Office 365! There are so many new innovations that you can make use of that will save you time and keystrokes. I just love using it. Below is but one of the new time savers that I highly recommend.

Dictating In Word 365

Follow the steps below to learn how to use Dictate:

  1. When you are signed in to your Office 365 account, turn on your microphone and make sure it works.
  2. Go to Home | Dictate.


  1. In Word, click on Message | Dictate.
  2. A red dot on the button and a quick sound let you know that dictation has begun.

  1. Start speaking. As you speak, text will appear on your screen.
  2. Speak clearly and conversationally. Insert punctuation by saying the name of the punctuation mark you would like to add.
  3. If you make a mistake in your dictation, simply move your cursor to the mistake and fix it with your keyboard. There is no need to turn off your microphone.

How cool is this???

About the Author

Carol Bratt

Carol holds A+, MCP, and MOS computer certifications and is the resident DCT Office expert. She trains the staffs of small law firms in the use of Microsoft Office applications and has authored many books covering Microsoft Office as well as written articles for Infopackets, TechnoLawyer, and Digital Harbor. For more Microsoft Office tips visit Carol's Corner Office or follow Carol on FaceBook and Twitter.

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