Dictation (speech to text) is now in OneNote

OneNote is finally getting the Office Dictation (speech to text) feature that’s already in other Office programs. That’s in addition to the long-standing

Look for Dictation in OneNote for Windows Home tab, way off at the right-side.

Also, in OneNote in a web browser …

Dictation and Read Aloud in Office is our comprehensive guide to the speech-related features in Microsoft Office.

Dictate in OneNote works the same as in Word.  There’s a choice of languages, “Filter sensitive phrases” (profanity filter) and Auto-punctuation.

Audio / Video Recording

Dictation is different to Audio or Video Recording which has been a OneNote feature for many years at Insert | Recording.

OneNote Recording saves what’s said (like a lecture or meeting) and links typed notes to the time in the recording.

On the other hand, Dictation doesn’t save any audio. It’s intended for one person to speak and their words appear on the note right away.

Who gets it?

OneNote desktop for Windows, Insiders v 2206 build 15227.20000 and later.  It’ll appear in public releases in due course.

Until then, Dictate into a Word document then paste into OneNote!

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