Microsoft just announced Dictate, a new add-in for Outlook, Word and PowerPoint that allows voice dictation to be translated into text thanks to advanced language recognition software used by Cortana, the Windows 10 virtual assistant.
Dictate is a project in the Microsoft Garage, the home of Microsoft’s experimental programs created by small teams within the company. The complement supports more than 20 languages for dictation, and one of them is Spanish.
The plugin is also able to offer real-time translation in 60 languagesIt supports commands such as “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” so that you have more control over dictation.
To use it you need to have Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, Office 2013 or a later version, and you must install .Net Framework 4.5.0 or later. Dictate is available for 32-bit and 64-bit Office, and to install it you just have to download the corresponding package on its official website.
Once installed on your computer, open any of the compatible applications and find the “Dictation” tab between the options on the top bar. Once there, you can start dictation if you have a microphone connected.
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