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Voice Recognition Software/App

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1. In Microsoft Word, make sure you're in the "Home" tab at the top of the screen, and then click "Dictate."

2. You should hear a beep, and the dictate button will change to include a red recording light. It's now listening for your dictation. 

3. Speak clearly, and Word should transcribe everything you say in the current document. Speak punctuation aloud as you go. You can also say "New line," which has the same effect as pressing the Enter or Return key on the keyboard. 

4. When you're done dictating, click "Dictate" a second time or turn it off using your voice by saying, "Turn the dictate feature off."

You can still type with the keyboard while Dictate is on, but if you click outside of Word or switch to another program, Dictate will turn itself off.  

To change languages, you can click the downward arrow on the Dictate button to choose which language you want to speak.

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  1. Check that your microphone works.

  2. Open a document in Google Docs with a Chrome browser.

  3. Click Tools. Voice typing. ...

  4. When you're ready to speak, click the microphone.

  5. Speak clearly, at a normal volume and pace (see below for more information on using punctuation).

  6. When you're done, click the microphone again.

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