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 Dispatch Team Lead, Justin is responsible for both remote and onsite repairs, upgrades, and installation of systems, components, equipment and software for clients. He also handles procurement and buildouts as well as onboarding for new employees.

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