Dictation is a great way to speed up your work in Microsoft Word. This feature allows you to speak into your computer’s microphone and have the text translated into speech. In this article, we will show you how to set up dictation and use it to improve your productivity.

Watch the video to see how to set up the dictation feature. Once it’s set up you can begin dictating directly into Microsoft Word and other applications that support this feature.

There are a few things to keep in mind when using dictation. First, it is important to speak clearly and at a steady pace. The microphone will pick up background noise, so it is best to dictate in a quiet environment. You can also improve the accuracy of your dictation by proofreading the text after you have finished speaking.

You’ll also want to learn at least a few of Microsoft’s basic dictation commands. These can be found at


A couple of common ones to get you started:

To: Insert a new paragraph or new line in a document
Say: New paragraph; New line

To: Select the last text you dictated
Say: Select that

To use standard punctuation
Say: Period; Dot; Decimal point