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Voice dictation for word on android
October 11, 2016
12:19 pm
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Janet Foote
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I just watched you weekly show on voice dictation. You talked about using voice dictation in word ¬†on the iPad butnot with the Android. It’s it possible? What settings. I tried but it would not work for me. I didn’t see the little microphone in the keyboard. I have the samsung tab A.

October 11, 2016
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Janet,

So glad to hear you watched the show!

Yes, you certainly should be able to do the same thing on the android as what I demonstrated on the iPad. You do need to see the microphone on the keyboard … 2 ideas come to mind:

  1. Some keyboards don’t show the microphone icon until after you start to type. So – tap in the area to type and just enter a couple characters – see if the microphone icon appears maybe to the right of your typing
  2. Maybe you need a different keyboard installed … I use the Swype keyboard. Go to Settings, Language and Input, Keyboard – see if you have any other choices. You might want to review the button show #7 for more info on keyboards.

Let us know how it goes

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