Speak-to-Text on Windows 10

Courtesy of: Justin Culver

Speech recognition is built into Windows 10. It’s easy to activate, allowing you to dictate an email or Word document. If you have dictated texts before on your smartphone, you’ll find this works in a very similar fashion.

To turn on speak-to-text, open an email (or Word doc, etc) and hit Windows Key + H. You will see the following pop up (outlined in red) at the top of your screen:

Then, simply start talking. When you’re done, there are a few ways to stop dictating: say “stop dictation”, click on the microphone on the left side of the pop up, or simply start typing. To start dictating again, click on the microphone.

Remember: Punctuation needs to be dictated too! (e.g. say “period” or “new line”)

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Justin Culver: As a Client Manager II, Justin provides customer service, desktop support and account management for the customers of Network 1. They know they can turn to him to answer questions about their service and depend on him to keep them informed about opportunities that can help them increase productivity.

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