Dictating directly into Microsoft Word - any ideas?

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Dictating directly into Microsoft Word - any ideas?

Post by jdrobbo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:47 am

Hi everyone,

Hope you're all well. I use dictation messages all the time. Indeed, I'm doing this very message on the iPhone, using the dictation microphone. However, when I'm prepping lessons for children, I was wondering if there was a way to do it on Microsoft Word, so that I don't have to use my phone and this, continually have to copy and paste everything across.

Any assistance with this would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

John

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Post by Rowls » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:51 am

Hi Joan

i'm duct taping this message using my old choice cognition soft wear but sadly I can't recommend anything four ewe.

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Post by jdrobbo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:55 am

Bore off! :-)
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Post by brunlea99 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:57 am

There is a software product by Nuance called Dragon. It was used quite widely in a major bank I was working for, primarily for their visually impaired staff. There is likely to be other similar products out there.
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Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:58 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:55 am
Bore off! :-)
Should have borrowed Rowls equipment.. it would have typed fork off :)
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Post by clarethomer » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:22 am

What version of word are you using as I’m sure it’s part of word to allow you to do this now.

Would surprise me if not with accessibility requirements etc. Just looked on my version
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Post by jdrobbo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 am

2016, which doesn't appear to have this function! Thanks

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Post by Devils_Advocate » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:36 am

brunlea99 wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:57 am
There is a software product by Nuance called Dragon. It was used quite widely in a major bank I was working for, primarily for their visually impaired staff. There is likely to be other similar products out there.
I worked with Nuance a couple of years ago on a Project I managed to deliver their Natural Language capability into the business I was working for.

I found them great to work with and the technology they delivered was excellent so if that is a reflection on the other products they provide then I can imagine it being very good.

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Post by slw » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:50 am

only available to office 365 subscribers.

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Post by FactualFrank » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:08 pm

Not used it myself but know a few people who have. Let me know how you get on.

https://www.easyspeech2text.com/

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Post by SalisburyClaret » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:47 pm

Using your current method of copy and paste on phones, the best product is Otter and it’s free

To do exactly what you want you’re talking professional dictation. In which case you need the Dragon product mentioned above but budget for the professional version as this learns from it’s mistakes. it is designed as a speech recognition product so you need to train it to your voice and be prepared for a month or two of pain while you and the software learn from each other. Also you’ll need a professional dictation microphone - Phillips SpeechMike is by far the best. This solution will do exactly what you want but at some cost.

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:04 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 am
2016, which doesn't appear to have this function! Thanks
I'm on 2007

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Post by Herts Clarets » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:11 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:04 pm
I'm on 2007
Then you should look forward to the next decade and a bit then :lol:

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Post by LordBob » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:50 pm

You could start by saying "dear Mr Gates can you send me a million pounds, thank you in advance", good luck.

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Post by Bigvince » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:54 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:04 pm
I'm on 2007
Is that the one with hieroglyphics?
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Post by Zlatan » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:06 pm

jdrobbo wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:27 am
2016, which doesn't appear to have this function! Thanks
John, if you're a teacher I would bet that your school has a subscription to O365 and as such you should be able to install O365 for use at home (You'll need to remove the 2016 version as they have trouble co-existing) - worth checking because I've just tested the dictation natively in Word 365 and its so much better than I expected.

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Post by ClaretTony » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:41 pm

Bigvince wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:54 pm
Is that the one with hieroglyphics?
Don't be ridiculous. It's not that advanced. :D :D :D
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Post by tarkys_ears » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:46 pm

IBM Via Voice!

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Post by IanMcL » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:49 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:04 pm
I'm on 2007
I was on that until I did a Microsoft refresh, think it would be moments. It wiped every programme! Fortunately, I found a Microsoft XP disk in the cupboard, after much searching!

This makes you cutting edge!

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Post by IanMcL » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:49 pm

On the speech thingy, can't you do it on Google and copy and paste?

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Post by MDWat » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:15 pm

Otter is decent, I’ve used that at work.

But as above, get Office365 and use the dictation icon in Word. It’s well easy. Click it. Talk. It types for you. Piece of ****.

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Post by Zlatan » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:27 pm

MDWat wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:15 pm
Otter is decent, I’ve used that at work.

But as above, get Office365 and use the dictation icon in Word. It’s well easy. Click it. Talk. It types for you. Piece of ****.
if you have any clues on how to disable the ******* profanity filter in Word - please let me know... I was loving it until the childish urge to swear kicks in and I got asterisks instead! w*****s :D

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Post by jdrobbo » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:54 pm

Thanks very much everyone

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Post by MDWat » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:33 pm

Zlatan wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:27 pm
if you have any clues on how to disable the ******* profanity filter in Word - please let me know... I was loving it until the childish urge to swear kicks in and I got asterisks instead! w*****s :D

Ha. You can’t, that I can see. A quick google suggests Microsoft were considering updating/removing such a filter in 2020 but I couldn’t find any further updates. So maybe in the future you’ll be able to say **** without getting the **** :-D
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Post by Stanbill05 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:51 pm

I pay £5.99 a month for O365 and I think it’s amazing value considering the OneDrive capacity and number of computers, iPads and phones are in this house that uses the subscription. Probably the best money I spend.

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