How to Dictate a Document Using Word
19th March 2019
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Want to dictate a letter, blog post or document but don’t have the software? Before now you had to buy expensive software like dragon dictate, but now you can do it for free with Word and Office 365.


Microsoft have now included the ability to dictate documents directly into Word without any extra software. The best thing, it’s not just available in the Word desktop program, its also available in Word online too. Now from any location in the world you can log into Office 365, create a new Word document and click dictate.

Dictation is not something we’ve done much with, but now we’re making more and more use of it to speed up the creation of blog posts for our website. We’ve even been using it to make notes while reading over documents and can sort through things with both hands and still make notes using voice, it’s a great way to be productive!

Let’s see how it’s done.


First Login to the Office 365 web portal here:

Click on the App menu in the top left corner.

Click on Word to open Word online.


Create a blank document or select one from a template.

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