– [Instructor] For most people it’s fasterand easier to speak what you want to saythan it is to type it out.Well, the good news is for Word userswith an Office 365 account or for thoseusing Word online, you can now use Dictation.That’s what we’re going to explore in this week’s Word Tipand we’ll do it with a new blank document.Now, you will have to havean Office 365 account and be signed in.You can see I’m logged in here as Mark Tristener.You can also be working with Word Online,where with the Home tab selected on the ribbon,we find a Dictate button broken upinto two halves, an upper and lower.
Clicking the lower half shows usthe different languages we can choose fromand an opportunity to begin Dictation, turning it on here.The same as clicking the top half of this button.Now, when you’re speaking, you’ll be usingyour computer’s microphone if it’s built in,a headset you may have connected,or even the built in microphone in many mobile devices.So that has to be working for Dictation to work.The other thing that has to be enabledis something called Intelligent Services,but if it’s not enabled and we click this button,you’ll see a prompt to turn it on.
Going forward, you won’t see this message.So when we’re ready, we can turn on Intelligent Servicesand go back to the same button now to begin Dictation,remembering that everything we sayis going to be recorded and typed out on the page.If we need line breaks, we say new line.If we want to start a new paragraph, we say new paragraph.Punctuation is also spoken, period,comma, question mark and so on.Let’s give it a try and see how it does.
(bell dings)Project Orange Stem, new paragraph.Together with our partners at Orange Valley Schools,we are working to introduce science, comma,technology, comma, engineering, comma,and mathematics to children in our community,period, new paragraph.Email us to find out about volunteer opportunities, period.(bell dings)So we click the same button to stop Dictationand let’s see how we did.
As you can see, it was much fasterjust to say what we wanted to sayand have it typed out for us.It’s not always going to be perfect.You may see errors that need to be fixed or formatting.For example, our title here.We might want to capitalize some of these,but we can always go back and make the fixesmuch faster than typing it out from scratch,and any formatting, we can clickand maybe turn this into a title, for example.Everything else seems to look good.So, if you have an Office 365 accountor if you’re working with Word Online,you can now dictate what you want to say,as opposed to typing it out.
It’s a nice little time saver that’ll help youto work more efficiently here in Microsoft Wordand other Office apps like PowerPoint.