Re: Use dictation to talk instead of type on your PC
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Use dictation to talk instead of type on your PC
Use dictation to convert spoken words into text anywhere on your PC with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.
To start dictating, select a text field and press the Windows logo key + H to open the dictation toolbar. Then say whatever’s on your mind.
If you’re using a tablet or a touchscreen, tap the microphone button on the touch keyboard to start dictating. Tap it again to stop dictation.
You can also stop dictating at any time by saying “stop dictation.”
Dictation is available in US English only. To use it, your PC needs to be connected to the internet.
To dictate in other languages, use
Windows Speech Recognition.
Use dictation commands to tell you PC what to do, like “delete that” or “select the previous word.”
The following table tells you what you can say. If a word or phrase is in bold, it's an example. Replace it with similar words to get the result you want.
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To do this
Clear a selection
Clear selection; unselect that
Delete the most recent dictation result or currently selected text
Delete that; strike that
Delete a unit of text, such as the current word
Move the cursor to the first character after a specified word or phrase
Go after that; move after word; go to the end of paragraph; move to the end of that
Move the cursor to the end of a unit of text
Go after word; move after word; go to the end of that; move to the end of paragraph
Move the cursor backward by a unit of text
Move back to the previous word; go up to the previous paragraph
Move the cursor to the first character before a specified word or phrase
Go to the start of the word
Move the cursor to the start of a text unit
Go before that; move to the start of that
Move the cursor forward to the next unit of text
Move forward to the next word; go down to the next paragraph
Moves the cursor to the end of a text unit
Move to the end of the word; go to the end of the paragraph
Enter one of the following keys: Tab, Enter, End, Home, Page up, Page down, Backspace, Delete
Tap Enter; press Backspace
Select a specific word or phrase
Select the most recent dictation result
Select a unit of text
Select the next three words; select the previous two paragraphs
Turn spelling mode on and off
Start spelling; stop spelling
Dictating letters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols
You can dictate most numbers and punctuation by saying the number or punctuation character. To dictate letters and symbols, say "start spelling." Then
say the symbol or letter, or use the ICAO phonetic alphabet.
To dictate an uppercase letter, say “uppercase” before the letter. For example, “uppercase A” or “uppercase alpha.” When you’re done, say “stop spelling.”
Here are the punctuation characters and symbols you can dictate.
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To insert this
at symbol; at sign
Pound symbol; pound sign; number symbol; number sign; hash symbol; hash sign; hashtag symbol; hashtag sign; sharp symbol; sharp sign
Dollar symbol; dollar sign; dollars symbol; dollars sign
Percent symbol; percent sign
And symbol; and sign; ampersand symbol; ampersand sign
Asterisk; times; star
Open paren; left paren; open parenthesis; left paren
Close paren; right paren; close parenthesis; right parenthesis
Hyphen; dash; minus sign
Forward slash; divided by
Period; dot; decimal; point
Apostrophe; open single quote; begin single quote; close single quote; close single quote; end single quote
Equal symbol; equal sign; equals symbol; equal sign
Question mark; question symbol
Open bracket; open square bracket; left bracket; left square bracket
Close bracket; close square bracket; right bracket; right square bracket
Open curly brace; open curly bracket; left curly brace; left curly bracket
Close curly brace; close curly bracket; right curly brace; right curly bracket
Plus symbol; plus sign
Open angle bracket; open less than; left angle bracket; left less than
Close angle bracket; close greater than; right angle bracket; right greater than
Open quotes; begin quotes; close quotes; end quotes; open double quotes; begin double quotes; close double quotes; end double quotes