Dictation lets you use speech-to-text to author content in Office with a microphone and reliable internet connection. Use your voice to quickly create documents, emails, notes, presentations, or even slide notes. 

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Dictate your documents in Word

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Dictate your emails in Outlook

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Dictate your notes in OneNote

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Dictate your presentations and slide notes in PowerPoint

To get a sense of how it works, see the video below:

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