Transform speech to text in Learning Tools for OneNote

The Dictate feature is available with the Learning Tools Add-in for OneNote 2016 and 2013. For best results you’ll need a good microphone (a headset will work best), and a quiet place without background noise.

  1. If you haven’t yet, install Learning Tools for OneNote.

  2. Open OneNote, then select Learning Tools > Dictate.

  3. When you see the highlighted piece of text "Listening..." or a red circle appears over the Dictate button, begin speaking loudly and clearly.

  4. To insert punctuation, say its name:

    Name

    Punctuation

    period

    .

    new line

    inserts line break

    new paragraph

    starts new paragraph

    comma

    ,

    question mark

    ?

    exclamation point or exclamation mark

    !

    colon

    :

    semicolon

    ;

    open quote

    "

    close quote

    "

  5. When you're done talking, select the Dictate button again to stop the recording.

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