Forget writing your documents, now you can dictate them

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Today Microsoft has released a new Office add-in that will make let's forget to write documents since we can dictate them to the computer and he is responsible for creating it in text format. This plugin is called Dictate. However, this is something that we have been able to do for a long time.
There are currently three ways to create texts with your voice. One of them is taking advantage of the voice keyboard of the mobile; the second method is through the web browser and the third method is a native Windows 10 application. For all of them we will need a microphone. An accessory that is quite common and in case of not having it, we can replace it with a hands-free headset from any mobile.

Dictation on mobile

Microsoft Word has long been available for Android and iOS. The app is fully incorporated into the operating system which means that we can use the voice keyboard to create documents and dictate them. Then we save them in word format and we can edit them with Microsoft Word. East "Voice keyboard" or dictation software recognizes grammar signs such as a period, comma, or colon. For this we only have to say "period" or "comma".

Dictation via web browser

This method is easier. For this we only have to go to Google Docs. On Google Docs we create a document dictating the text; once the document is created, we download it in .docx format. Once downloaded we open it with Microsoft Word and edit it. In this case, the speech software also recognizes grammatical signs just by saying them.

Dictation through the native Windows 10 application

Windows 10 and earlier versions have an application called Speech recognition. It is an application that is in the Accessibility menu of the Start Menu. Once we have opened it, we press the microphone button and everything we talk will be written by Microsoft Word or Wordpad. Before pressing the microphone, we have to open the Word or Wordpad application so that it recognizes the voice as text. This application is the best option we have because in addition to recognizing text, it also recognizes system orders, so we can open an application just by saying it.

Conclusion on how to create documents and dictate them

These ways of creating documents with your voice are ways that work and are easy for everyone to do. Yet Dictate represents something else. It not only recognizes the voice and transforms it into text but also is capable of real-time translation. Dictate is also compatible with all Office products and allows you to perform other tasks in these programs in addition to typing text. For all this it seems that both Dictate and the rest of the methods are justified. However Which one do you stay with?

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