Re: Use dictation to talk instead of type on your PC


Ann Byrne
 

thanks for this. Only problem is, saying 'delete that' doesn't do anything. There isn't a directive as to how to make Windows understand that she is receiving a command. Like my kids.

At 03:55 PM 10/23/2017, you wrote:
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."


Note


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.


Dictation commands


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.


table with 2 columns and 16 rows

To do this

Say

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

Delete 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 word

Select the most recent dictation result

Select that

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.


table with 2 columns and 32 rows

To insert this

Say


@


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


^


Caret


&


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


_


Underscore


-


Hyphen; dash; minus sign


~


Tilde


\


Backslash; whack


/


Forward slash; divided by


,


Comma


.


Period; dot; decimal; point


;


Semicolon


'


Apostrophe; open single quote; begin single quote; close single quote; close single quote; end single quote


=


Equal symbol; equal sign; equals symbol; equal sign


(space)


Space


|


Pipe


:


Colon


?


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

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