Dictate your notes in OneNote

Dictation lets you use speech-to-text to author content in Office with a microphone and reliable internet connection. It's a quick and easy way to create drafts or outlines, capture notes, and comment on notes.

How to use Dictation

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account using Edge, Firefox, or Chrome.

  2. Go to Home > Dictate (the button that looks like a microphone) while signed in to your Microsoft account on a mic-enabled device.

    Dictate button in the OneNote for Web ribbon.

  3. Wait for the Dictate button to turn on and start listening.

  4. Start speaking to see text appear on the screen.

  5. Insert punctuation at any time by saying them explicitly.

  6. Fix mistakes with your keyboard without having to toggle the mic icon off.

This is a subscriber-only feature Can't find the Dictate button? The dictation feature is only available to Microsoft 365 subscribers.

How to use Dictation

  1. Go to Home > Dictate while signed in to your Microsoft account on a mic-enabled device.

    Dictate button

  2. Wait for the Dictate button to turn on and start listening.

  3. Start speaking to see text appear on the screen.

  4. Insert punctuation at any time by saying them explicitly.

  5. Fix mistakes with your keyboard without having to toggle the mic icon off.

Punctuation

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

period, full stop
.
comma
,
question mark
?
exclamation mark/point
!
new line
new line
apostrophe-s
's
colon
:
semicolon
;
open quotes
close quotes
" "
hyphen
-
ellipsis, dot dot dot
...
begin/open single quote
end/close single quote
' '
left/open parentheses
right/close parentheses
( )
left/open bracket
right/close bracket
[ ]
left/open brace
right/close brace
{ }

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

asterisk
*
backslash
\
forward slash
/
vertical bar sign, pipe character
|
backquote, backtick
`
underscore
_
m-dash
n-dash
paragraph sign/mark
section sign
§
ampersand, and sign
&
at sign
@
copyright sign
©
registered sign
®
degree symbol
°
caret symbol
^

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

percent sign
%
number/pound sign
#
plus sign
+
minus sign
-
multiplication sign
x
plus or minus sign
±
division sign
÷
equal sign
=
less than sign, left angle bracket
greater than sign, right angle bracket
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

dollar sign
$
pound sterling sign
£
euro sign
yen sign
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

smiley face
:)
frowny face
:(
winky face
;)
heart emoji
<3

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

句 号
逗 号
,
换 行
换行符
分段符
换 行
问 号
感叹号
冒号
左引号
右引号
“ ”
左括号
右括号
( )
分号
短划线
-
左单引号
右单引号
‘ ’
左中括号
右中括号
[ ]
顿号
撇号
'
省略号
...

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

艾特符号
at符号
@
星号
*
下划线
_
与号
&
正斜杠
斜杠
/
度标记
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

百分号
%
井号
#
加号
+
减号
-
乘号
×
除号
÷
等号
=
加减号
±
小于号
大于号
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

美元符号
$
英镑符号
£
欧元符号
日元符号
¥
人民币符号
¥

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

punto
.
coma
,
signo de apertura de interrogación
¿
signo de interrogación
?
signo de apertura de exclamación
¡
signo de exclamación
!
salto de línea
nueva línea
nuevo párrafo
nueva línea
dos puntos
:
punto y coma
;
comillas izquierdas
comillas derechas
« »
paréntesis de apertura, abrir paréntesis
paréntesis de cierre, cerrar paréntesis
( )
comilla simple de apertura, abrir comilla simple
'
corchete de apertura, abrir corchete
corchete de cierre, cerrar corchete
[ ]
guion corto
-
apóstrofo
puntos suspensivos
...
cerrar comilla simple
comilla simple de cierre
' '

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

arroba
@
asterisco
*
comilla inversa
`
guion bajo
_
y comercial
&
barra diagonal
/
símbolo de grado
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

signo de porcentaje
%
hashtag
#
signo más
+
signo menos
-
signo de multiplicación
×
signo de división
÷
signo igual
=
signo más o menos
±
signo menor que
signo mayor que
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

símbolo del dólar
$
símbolo de la libra esterlina
£
símbolo del euro
símbolo del yen
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

cara sonriente
:-)
emoji de corazón
<3
cara enfadada
:-(
cara con guiño
;-)

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

point
.
virgule
,
point d'interrogation
?
point d'exclamation
!
saut de ligne
saut de ligne
nouveau paragraphe
nouveau paragraphe
deux points
:
point-virgule
;
guillemet gauche, guillemet ouvrant
guillemet droit, guillemet fermant
« »
parenthèse gauche, parenthèse ouvrante
parenthèse fermante
( )
tiret demi-cadratin
-
guillemet simple ouvrant
'
crochet droit ouvrant
crochet droit fermant
[ ]
apostrophe
guillemet simple fermant
'
points de suspension
...

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

arobase
@
astérisque
*
trait de soulignement
_
barre oblique
/
symbole degré
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

signe dièse
#
signe plus
+
tiret
-
signe multiplication
×
signe division
÷
signe égal
=
signe pourcentage
%
signe inférieur à
signe supérieur à
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

signe dollar
$
signe livre sterling
£
signe euro
signe yen
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

émoticône
:-)
emoji cœur
<3

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

punkt
satzende
.
komma
,
fragezeichen
?
ausrufezeichen
rufzeichen
!
neue zeile
zeilenumbruch
neue zeile
doppelpunkt
kolon
:
strichpunkt
semikolon
;
öffnendes anführungszeichen, beginn zitat
schließendes anführungszeichen, ende zitat
« »

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

punto
.
virgola
,
punto interrogativo
punto di domanda
?
punto esclamativo
!
a capo
nuova riga
nuova riga
due punti
:
punto e virgola
;
virgolette aperte
virgolette chiuse
« »
parentesi aperta
parentesi chiusa
( )
segno di percentuale
segno di percentuale
parentesi quadra aperta
parentesi quadra chiusa
[ ]
aperta virgoletta singola
chiudi virgoletta singola
' '
puntini di sospensione
...
trattino
-

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

a commerciale
@
asterisco
*
underscore 
_
e commerciale
&
simbolo di grado
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

cancelletto
hashtag
#
segno di divisione
÷
segno di moltiplicazione
×
segno di uguale
=
segno di minore
segno di maggiore
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

simbolo di dollaro
$
simbolo di sterlina
£
simbolo di euro
simbolo di yen
¥

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

ponto final
.
vírgula
,
ponto de interrogação
?
ponto de exclamação
!
nova linha
mudar de linha
nova linha
dois pontos
:
ponto e vírgula
;
abrir aspas
fechar aspas
“ ”
hífen
-
parêntese esquerdo, parêntese de abertura
parêntese direito
( )
aspas simples inicial, aspas simples de abertura
aspas simples de fechamento, aspas simples de final
' '
colchete esquerdo, colchete abertura
colchete direito, colchete de fechamento
[ ]
apóstrofo
reticências
...

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

arroba
@
asterisco
*
sublinhado
_
aspa invertida
`
e comercial
&
sinal e
&
sinal de grau
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

tecla jogo da velha
#
sinal de adição
+
sinal de subtração
-
sinal de divisão
÷
sinal de multiplicação
×
sinal de igual
=
sinal de porcentagem
%
sinal de mais ou menos
±
sinal de menor que
sinal de maior que
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

cifrão
$
símbolo da libra esterlina
£
símbolo do Euro
símbolo do Iene
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

smiley
:-)
emoji de coração
<3

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

読 点
句 点
く て ん
ク エ ス チ ョ ン マ ー ク  ,  疑 問 符
改 行
か い ぎ ょ う
か い ぎ ょ う
び っ く り マ ー ク  ,  感 嘆 符
!
ハイフン 
-
二重かぎかっこ開く  ,  左二重かぎかっこ
右二重かぎかっこ  ,  二重かぎかっこ閉じる
『 』
左かっこ  ,  かっこ開く
右かっこ  ,  かっこ閉じる
( )
セミコロン
新しい段落
新しい段落
左かぎかっこ , かぎかっこ開く
右かぎかっこ , かぎかっこ閉じる
「 」
左大かっこ , 角かっこ開く
右大かっこ , 大かっこ閉じる
[ ]
三点リーダー
...

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

アット記号
アットマーク
@
アスタリスク
*
度記号
°
アンパサンド
アンド記号
&

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

番号記号
#
プラス記号
+
マイナス記号
-
等号
=
パーセント記号
%
プラスマイナス
±
小なり記号
大なり記号
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

ドル記号
$
ポンド記号
£
ユーロ記号
円記号
¥

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørsmålstegn
?
utropstegn
!
ny linje
ny linje
kolon
:
bindestrek
-
venstre anførselstegn, begynnende anførselstegn
høyre anførselstegn, avsluttende anførselstegn
“ “
venstreparentes
høyreparentes
( )
semikolon
;
tankestrek
kort tankestrek
nytt avsnitt
nytt avsnitt
apostrof-ess
's
begynnende enkelt anførselstegn, venstre enkelt anførselstegn
høyre enkelt anførselstegn, avsluttende enkelt anførselstegn
' '
venstre hakeparentes
høyre hakeparentes
[ ]
apostrof

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

krøllalfategn
alfakrøll omtale
@
og-tegn
&
skråstrek
/
gradetegn
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

prosenttegn
%
nummertegn
emneknagg
#
minustegn
-
plusstegn
+
multiplikasjonstegn
×
divisjonstegn
÷
pluss- eller minustegn
±
likhetstegn
=
mindre enn-tegn
større enn-tegn
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

dollartegn
$
britisk pund-tegn
£
eurotegn
yen-tegn
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

rynkefjes
:-(
blinkefjes
;-)
smilefjes
:-)
hjerte-emoji
<3

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

punkt
.
kommatecken
,
frågetecken
?
utropstecken
!
påbörja ny rad
ny rad
ny rad
bindestreck
-
vänsterparentes, inledande parentes
högerparentes, avslutande parentes
( )
semikolon
;
tankstreck
kort tankstreck
inledande citattecken
avslutande citattecken
“ ”
enkelt citattecken, inledande enkelt citattecken
avslutande enkelt citattecken
’ ’
vänster hakparentes, inledande hakparentes
höger hakparentes, avslutande hakparentes
[ ]
apostrof
'

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

at-omnämnande
@
asterisk
*
framåtlutat snedstreck, snedstreck, slash
/
understreck
_
grav accent
`
et-tecken, och-tecken
&
gradtecken
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

procenttecken
%
nummertecken
#
plustecken
+
minustecken
-
multiplikationstecken
×
plus-minustecken
±
divisionstecken
÷
mindre än-tecken, större än-tecken
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

dollartecken
$
pundtecken
£
eurotecken
yentecken
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

blinkande smiley
;-)

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

punktum
.
komma
,
spørgsmålstegn
?
udråbstegn
!
linjeskift
linjeskift
kolon
:
semikolon
;
venstre parentes, åben parentes
højre parentes, lukket parentes
( )
startende anførselstegn, begyndende anførselstegn
afsluttende anførselstegn, lukkende anførselstegn
“ ”
nyt afsnit
nyt afsnit
apostrof s
's
startende enkelt anførselstegn, åbnende enkelt anførselstegn
afsluttende enkelt anførselstegn, lukkende enkelt anførselstegn
' '
venstre kantet parentes, åben kantet parentes
højre kantet parentes, lukket kantet parentes
[ ]
apostrof
ellipse
...

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

snabel-a
@
stjerne
*
skråstreg
/
og-tegn
&
grad-tegn
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

plustegn
+
plus- eller minustegn
±
divisionstegn
÷
lighedstegn
=
pund-tegn, nummertegn, hash-tegn
#
procenttegn
%
mindre end, større end
< >

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

dollartegn
$
pund sterling-tegn
£
euro-tegn
yen-tegn
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

smilende ansigt
:-)
hjerte
<3
trist smiley
:-(
blinkende smiley
;-)

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

punt
.
komma
,
vraagteken
?
uitroepteken
!
nieuwe regel
regeleinde
nieuwe regel
puntkomma
;
dubbele punt
:
afbreekstreepje
-
en-streepje
linkerhaakje
haakje sluiten
( )
aanhalingsteken openen, beginaanhalingsteken
aanhalingsteken sluiten, eindaanhalingsteken
“ ”
nieuwe alinea
nieuwe alinea
apostrof s
's
enkel beginaanhalingsteken, enkel aanhalingsteken openen
enkel aanhalingsteken sluiten, enkel eindaanhalingsteken
' '
vierkante linkerhaak, vierkante haak openen
vierkante rechterhaak, vierkante haak sluiten
[ ]
apostrof
beletselteken
...

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

ampersand, en-teken
&
slash
/
onderstrepingsteken, laag streepje
_
gradenteken
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

plusteken
+
minteken
-
vermenigvuldigingsteken
×
plusminusteken
±
deelteken
÷
gelijkteken
=
kleiner dan-teken
groter dan-teken
< >
procentteken
%
nummerteken, hashtag
#

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

euroteken
yenteken
¥
dollarteken
$
britse pond-teken
£

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

hart-emoji
<3

Punctuation

Phrase(s)

Output

piste
.
pilkku
,
kysymysmerkki
?
huutomerkki
!
uusi rivi
rivinvaihto
uusi rivi
kaksoispiste
:
yhdysmerkki
-
vasen sulkumerkki
oikea kaarisulje
( )
puolipiste
;
viiva
uusi kappale
uusi kappale
vasen puolilainausmerkki
oikea puolilainausmerkki
' '
vasen hakasulje
oikea hakasulje
[ ]
heittomerkki
ellipsi
...

Symbols

Phrase(s)

Output

ät-merkki, ät-maininta
@
tähtimerkki
*
gravis
`
et-merkki, ja-merkki
&
vinoviiva
/
alaviiva
_
astemerkki
°

Mathematics

Phrase(s)

Output

ristikkomerkki
#
prosenttimerkki
%
plusmerkki
+
miinusmerkki
-
yhtäläisyysmerkki
=
kertomerkki
×
plus- tai miinusmerkki
±
pienempi kuin -merkki
suurempi kuin -merkki
< >
jakomerkki
÷

Currency

Phrase(s)

Output

dollarin merkki
$
punnan merkki
£
euron merkki
jenin merkki
¥

Emoji/faces

Phrase(s)

Output

surullinen hymiö
:-(
silmää iskevä hymiö
;-)
hymiö
:-)
sydänhymiö
<3

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