How to Dictate in PowerPoint?

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What is Use Dictation in PowerPoint?

With a microphone and steady internet connection, Dictation enables you to use speech-to-text to create content on PowerPoint. This method can quickly and easily add content to presentation placeholders and slide notes.

How to Dictate in PowerPoint on the Web

If you are using PowerPoint on a search engine, you should do the following steps in order:

  1. Sign into your Microsoft account using Edge, Firefox, Chrome, or another search engine.
  2. Go to Home, then click the Dictate button(the button that looks like a microphone) on the toolbar while signing into your Microsoft account on a mic-enabled device.
  3. Then wait for the button to turn on and start listening.
  4. Move your cursor to a placeholder or the slide notes and start speaking to see text appear.
  5. Insert punctuation (question mark, comma, full stop, etc.) at any time by saying them explicitly.
  6. To start a new line, say “New Line” or “New paragraph.”
  7. Fix mistakes with your keyboard without having to toggle the mic icon off.
  8. You can see your spoken words on your PowerPoint slide in the text box.

How to Dictate in PowerPoint on Windows

If you are using PowerPoint on a search engine, you should do the following steps in order:

  1. Go to Home, then select Dictate while signing into Microsoft 365 on a mic-enabled device.
  2. Wait for the button to turn on and start listening.
  3. Move your cursor to a placeholder on the slide notes and start speaking to see text appear.
  4. Insert punctuation (question mark, comma, full stop, etc.) at any time by saying them explicitly.
  5. To start a new line, say “New Line” or “New paragraph.”
  6. Fix mistakes with the keyboard without having to toggle the mic icon off.
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What is PowerPoint on Microsoft Office?

Microsoft PowerPoint is a program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. It is used for both personal and professional presentations. You can dictate your voice in Microsoft office programs such as Microsoft word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc., thanks to dictating tool.

What Can You Do with PowerPoint?

With PowerPoint on your PC, Mac, or mobile device, you can use PowerPoint for:

  • Create presentations from scratch or a template.
  • Add text, images, art, and videos.
  • Select a professional design with PowerPoint Designer.
  • Add transitions, animations, and cinematic motion.
  • Save to OneDrive, to get to your presentations from your computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Share your work and work with others, wherever they are.

How to Create a PowerPoint Presentation

To create a presentation file, follow the steps below in order to accomplish this:

  1. Open PowerPoint.
  2. In the left pane on the control panel, select New.
  3. Select an option:          To create a presentation from scratch, select Blank Presentation. To use a prepared design, select one of the templates.
  4. To see tips for using PowerPoint, select Take a Tour and then select Create.
  5. In the thumbnails on the left pane, select the slide you want your new slide to follow.
  6. In the Home tab, in the Slides section, select New Slide.
  7. In the Slides section, select Layout and choose the layout you want from the menu.
  8. Now, you are ready to dictate in PowerPoint. They will appear in written form on the slides.

How to Enable Mic on Microsoft Device

Before using the dictation feature on your Microsoft device, you must first enable it for speech recognition. Please follow the steps below to accomplish this:

  1. Select Start, then click Settings on the drop-down menu.
  2. Then scroll down and select Privacy. Choose the Microphone icon.
  3. In Allow access to the microphone on this device, select Change and make sure Microphone access for this device is turned on.
  4. Then, allow apps access to your microphone. In Microphone settings, go to Allow apps to access your microphone and ensure it’s turned on.
  5. Once you’ve allowed microphone access to your apps, you can change the settings for each app. In Microphone settings, go to Choose which Microsoft apps can access your microphone, and turn on apps you want to use with it. For desktop apps, make sure that Allow desktop apps to access your microphone is turned on.

How to Enable Mic on Mac

You must first enable the dictation feature on your Mac before using it. Please follow the steps below to complete this:

  1. Choose the Apple menu, then click System Settings.
  2. Select Privacy & Security in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
  3. Click Microphone.
  4. Turn access to the microphone on or off for each app in the list.
  5. Now, you are ready for voice typing.