Tech Tip - Save Time By Dictating Rather Than Typing

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Jon Smith EC Tech Tips

Microsoft's Windows 10 contains speech recognition linked to Cortana..

.. this allows you to dictate speech through your Windows machine's microphone, and convert it into typing in a text field. Here's how to use it:

- Go to Settings.

- Go to Time & Language > Speech > Related settings and click "Speech, inking and typing privacy settings". This will enable speech services and typing suggestions.

- Use the Windows Key-H hotkey combination in any text field to load a Cortana box that records your voice (through the machine's microphone).

You may have to type manual punctuation, but you can still save time by dictating emails, messages, and more.

Until next time ...


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