Writing ancestral stories by dictating them to Word ?

Pat Jorgensen 0 Reputation points

Hi, I have over 5,000 ancestors in my family files. I am writing their stories by manually typing them into Word, is there a way I can just dictate the stories to Word and it will do the typing? I can take the draft and correct spellings and any errors. My husband has his stories about his ancestors and his life, he would also like to get them written...Thank you.

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  1. Vahid Ghafarpour 8,310 Reputation points

    Yes, there is a way to dictate stories into Word using speech recognition software. Microsoft Word has a built-in dictation feature that allows you to speak and have your words transcribed into the document. Here are the steps to use the dictation feature in Word:

    Open Microsoft Word and create a new document.

    Place your cursor where you want to start dictating.

    Click on the "Dictate" button in the "Home" tab of the ribbon. If you don't see the "Dictate" button, click on the down arrow next to "Customize Quick Access Toolbar" and select "Dictate" from the list.

    Start speaking your story. As you speak, your words will be transcribed into the document.

    When you're finished dictating, click on the "Dictate" button again to stop.

    Review the transcribed text and make any necessary corrections.

    It's important to note that the accuracy of the dictation feature may vary depending on your speaking style and the background noise in your environment. You may need to speak clearly and enunciate your words to improve accuracy. Additionally, you may want to consider using a high-quality microphone to improve the quality of the dictation.

    Overall, using the dictation feature in Word can save you a lot of time and effort when typing out your family stories. I hope this helps!

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