What is dictation mode?

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What is dictation mode?

Dictation mode is a mode available in certain software (such as Microsoft Word) that enables a user to speak to a computer. The computer creates text from the speech and enter it as text into the software. Most software dictation modes can improve their accuracy with repeated use and training by each user.

How do I turn on dictation mode?

How to enable voice input on Android

  1. Go to Settings > Languages and Input > Text to speech output.
  2. In current keyboard, choose Gboard if it isn’t already selected.
  3. If Gboard isn’t available as an option, you can download it from Google Play.

What is dictation mode on iPhone?

Dictation gives you the ability to talk to your iPhone or iPad instead of typing. You can access it almost anytime your keyboard is on screen, so if you really want you never have to type a text, email, note, or even Facebook message ever again.

Why is Dragon dictation not working?

Make sure the microphone appears in the listed devices. If your microphone does not appear in the Sound Preference Pane, it will not work in any application. Make sure the microphone you configured with Dragon is selected, then speak into the microphone.

How do I use Apple dictation?

On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Dictation. Click the pop-up menu below the microphone icon, then choose the microphone you want to use for keyboard dictation. If you choose Automatic, your Mac listens to the device you’re most likely to use for keyboard dictation.

Why is my dictation not working?

If you get the message, “Dictation can’t hear you,” or if nothing happens as you dictate, try these: Make sure your microphone is not muted. Adjust the input level of your microphone. If you’re using a microphone built in to your computer, try switching to a microphone that you plug in to your computer.

Can iPhone take dictation?

You can use dictation instead of your keyboard to enter text with many apps and features that use the keyboard on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. On iPhone 6s or later, and iPad, you can use dictation without being connected to the Internet.

Why is Dictation not working on my iPhone?

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Scroll to the bottom to Enable Dictation. If it is already enabled, toggle it off and then restart your iPhone. Once it is powered back on, go back into your settings and toggle Dictation back on and test to see if the issue remains.

How do I use dictation in Word?

Open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or any other program, and hold down the Win key and press H to open a dictation toolbar at the top of the screen. You can then begin dictating. You can dictate punctuation and specific actions for moving around the screen.

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