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Dictation can't hear you. If you see "Dictation can't hear you" or if nothing appears on the screen as you dictate: Make sure your microphone is not muted. Adjust the input level of your microphone. Move to a quieter location. If using a built-in mic, consider trying again with a headset or external mic. Accuracy issues or missed words

To start dictating, select a text field and press the Windows logo key + H to open the dictation toolbar. Then say whatever’s on your mind. To stop dictating at any time while you're dictating, say “Stop dictation.” If you’re using a tablet or a touchscreen, tap the microphone button on the touch keyboard to start dictating.

Dictation lets you use speech-to-text to author content in Office with a microphone and reliable internet connection. Use your voice to quickly create documents, emails, notes, presentations, or even slide notes.

Dictate, a Microsoft Garage project Dictate is an Office add-in for Outlook, Word and PowerPoint which converts speech to text using the state of the art speech recognition behind Cortana and Microsoft Translator. Currently available for Windows OS. Download Dictate from and start typing with your own voice!