Word Online offers two ways to input text. In this video, learn how to add text using the keyboard or the Dictate feature (available to those with an Office 365 account).
- [Instructor] Adding content to our page here in Word Online is as simple as typing away. But if you're an Office 365 subscriber using Word Online, you have another option, and that is to dictate your text. That's what we're going to explore in this movie. I am logged in using an Office 365 account. So when I go to the home tab on the ribbon and move way over here to the right, I do find a microphone icon. Hovering over that shows me it's the dictate feature. There's also a dropdown arrow. Clicking this shows the two options, dictate, which will record what you say, and transcribe, which will actually create a transcription. We'll talk about that later. Right now, we'll focus on dictate. Now clicking this will automatically turn on your microphone and start recording exactly what you're saying. Let's give it a try. (bell jingles) Mr. Right will write this letter right now, period, new paragraph. (bell jingles) I'm clicking the microphone icon that appears on the page here at the bottom, actually stops recording. And I can see the dictate feature actually put in exactly what I was saying and spelled everything correctly as well. You'll notice also in this dialogue a settings icon, where we can access things like the spoken language we're working with. I'm using English U.S. based on my settings, but we can change that here to a number of different languages, including different versions of the same language, which we'll be able to pick up on things like accents. And you'll also notice some preview languages that are in the works as well. There's some more English options, even some French options as well. So lots of different languages to choose from. I'm going to remain using English U.S. Now we can continue dictating by clicking the dictate button, our little microphone icon. And when we're done, click the x in the top right corner of this dialogue to close it up. Course, we can actually type in what we want on our page as well. I'm going to select what we entered using the dictate feature, and just backspace that, and start to type in some real content here. Now if you want to follow along with me, go ahead and type in what I've typed here, including the other paragraphs if you want to have exactly what I have as we move on. Otherwise, just simply work with your own documents as we move on to the next movie.
- Using Microsoft Word in a browser
- Signing in and creating a new document
- Options when saving documents
- Opening and editing existing documents
- Typing or dictating text
- Formatting text and using styles and graphics
- Adding and editing tables
- Using headers and footers
- Sharing and collaborating
- Saving to other formats for sharing
- Printing documents