Technology giant Microsoft is adding a new AI-powered voice command feature called ‘Dictate’ to OneNote. The new feature can control dictation, delete text, or undo a recent action. The company plans to append more voice commands to Dictate in the upcoming months.
Sofia Thomas, Microsoft Office Voice Team’s product manager, said, “Over the next few months, we will be adding new voice commands as well as some that are already available in other Office apps to One Note.”
OneNote is a digital notebook that lets you save and sync your notes automatically. All you need to do is type the information in your notebook or insert it via web pages. This new feature will make it more convenient to “break away from the keyboard” and stay in the flow with AI-backed voice commands to organize text.
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Dictate is compatible with over 50 languages and provides an alternative to manually typing text in OneNote. The feature, however, works only for those using OneNote for the web and for insiders running Beta Channel version 2207 for Windows.
If you wish to launch the feature in OneNote, simply click the Dictate button in the Home tab and then move to the Dictation Settings to adjust per your preference. Once you have set up the feature, start speaking to create notes. After finishing, say, “stop dictation.” You can also click the ‘Stop Dictation’ button on the Dictation tab.