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Windows 10 Trouble : Dictation to Text problem
Error Trouble : I am using Windows 10, business. I want to use dictation to text. I have MS Word open and by clicking the Windows Key and H, I have the microphone showing. I click that and see “listening …”. When I talk it types a couple of lines, and then just stops. It turns itself off. I have to keep re-clicking the microphone to continue with typing my dictation. Also, when I use a punctuation from the list, and say “comma”, it types the word instead of the punctuation. How do I get this desktop app to function smoothly?

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Question : Dictation to Text problem
Update : Last reply April 24, 2021
Solved : Gordon NI
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Answer : 7 replies

How to Fix Dictation to Text problem on Windows 10?

  1. Hi! My name is Anderson Souza. I’m an Independent Advisor and a Microsoft user like you, I’ll be glad to help you today.

    What Word version are you using? Instead of using Windows dictation feature try using the native MS Word dictation tool. See the instructions below:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dict…

  2. In reply to Anderson S. de Souza’s post on February 24, 2021

    Thank you. Word Dictate needs 365, it is part of Office Intelligence Tools. I have home / office.

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  3. I’m reading that this product has a short time, like 40 seconds, so you have to keep clicking the microphone to continue. Some others (a reviewer of these products, for one) are having the problem and also that the word like “comma” is typed instead of the punctuation. Looks like this has problems that exist for more than just me.
  4. Ok. Here is a tip about punctuation.

    You can dictate most numbers and punctuation by saying the number or punctuation character. To dictate letters and symbols, say “start spelling.” Then say the symbol or letter, or use the ICAO phonetic alphabet.

    To dictate an uppercase letter, say “uppercase” before the letter. For example, “uppercase A” or “uppercase alpha.” When you’re done, say “stop spelling.”

    So, before “comma” try to speak “start spelling” then “stop spelling”.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 18298, Microsoft updated the timeout period when dictating (WIN+H) to be from 5 seconds to 10 seconds, to give you a bit more time to think about what you want to say. If you’d like to stop the dictation before then, just say “Stop dictating” or press WIN+H (same as in previous builds).

    In your case, does the problem of the stop dictation feature occur before the 5 or 10 seconds of time out?

    For some more tips on the feature take a look at the link below:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/use…
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