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Microsoft brings dictation to its Office web apps
October 22, 2018, 1:08 pm

Microsoft, which launched the dictation feature in the desktop version of Word earlier this year, is now rolling out the same to Web versions of Office.

Dictation (speech-to-text) will be available in the online versions of both Word and OneNote starting next week as part of a push by Microsoft to improve ease of access to people with ability challenges. The dictation feature lets you simply type with your voice in Word and OneNote immediately, and in other web apps such as Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in 2019.

Microsoft is also adding real-time translation inside its immersive reader to Word, OneNote, and Outlook online, as well as OneNote for iPad, Mac, and Windows 10. The translation feature will support translating full pages, words, or sentences into another language. Full page and word translations will start rolling out in the fall, with sentence translations to follow later.




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