Did you know Windows 10 has a handy dictation feature that allows you to talk instead of type in many programs? Here’s how to use it. (you will need to plug in a microphone if your device doesn’t have a built-in option.)
Start by pressing the Windows Key + H.
If you don’t have the dictation feature turned on in Windows ten, you’ll be prompted to go to Settings and turn on speech services by a box at the top of your screen. Just click on the underlined sentence.
Click on Turn on Speech Services.
After that, just press the Windows + H key to open dictation, place your cursor where you want it in your document, and start talking. To stop, say Stop dictation.
Following is a list of commands to try.
|To do this||Say|
|Clear a selection||Clear selection; unselect that|
|Delete the most recent dictation result or currently selected text||Delete that; strike that|
|Delete a unit of text, such as the current word||Delete word|
|Move the cursor to the first character after a specified word or phrase||Go after that; move after word; go to the end of paragraph; move to the end of that|
|Move the cursor to the end of a unit of text||Go after word; move after word; go to the end of that; move to the end of paragraph|
|Move the cursor backward by a unit of text||Move back to the previous word; go up to the previous paragraph|
|Move the cursor to the first character before a specified word or phrase||Go to the start of the word|
|Move the cursor to the start of a text unit||Go before that; move to the start of that|
|Move the cursor forward to the next unit of text||Move forward to the next word; go down to the next paragraph|
|Moves the cursor to the end of a text unit||Move to the end of the word; go to the end of the paragraph|
|Enter one of the following keys: Tab, Enter, End, Home, Page up, Page down, Backspace, Delete||Tap Enter; press Backspace|
|Select a specific word or phrase||Select word|
|Select the most recent dictation result||Select that|
|Select a unit of text||Select the next three words; select the previous two paragraphs|
|Turn spelling mode on and off||Start spelling; stop spelling|