Dictate text using Speech Recognition

Speech-to-text can be used with other input modalities to type using your voice. Additionally, your operating system may have built-in solutions for additional voice input and control with speech recognition.

If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, see Dictate in Microsoft 365 or one of the following topics:

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Windows Voice Solutions 

Customers who aren't Microsoft 365 subscribers or want to control their PC with voice may be looking for: 

Windows Dictation

Windows Speech Recognition

To set up Windows Speech Recognition, go to the instructions for your version of Windows:

Looking for Text-to-Speech instead?

If you are looking for speech output instead, check out: 

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