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  1. Allow for Caps to be added post dictation

    I have used Nuance Dragon Speak for over a decade and that software is very good at allowing words or phrases to be hi-lighted post dictation and then the command "cap that" adds initial caps to the hi-lighted text. Dictate seems to miss this. t

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    • Provide the option to eliminate contractions.

      I prefer not to use contractions for example I would prefer to have "should have" show as such instead of "should've" - offer the user the option for the use of contractions or not.

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      • "New Paragraph" should be a new paragraph with a line space - not a new line.

        "New paragraph" command seems to offer only a new line - not a new paragraph, Requires user to go in and add a line break.

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        • Should access contact names in Outlook for better recognition

          Does note seem to recognize names from Outlook. I have used Nuance Dragon Speak for over a decade and that software is VERY good at this. I would have stayed with Nuance but the Add In always causes issues with the latest version of Outlook - if Dictate would work as well, this is a home run for MSFT.

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          • How about explaining somewhere how to install and use the function? I've installed it and it appears nowhere!

            Difficult to find information on how to use.
            Does not appear in start menu, nor office products (even as an add-in)

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                • I would like to edit whilst dciating without cancelling dicate mode

                  When dictating I'd like to be able to use my keyboard to make corrections. Most keyboard activity cancel dictation.

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                  • I can’t get dictate to work

                    How do I get dictate to work ... windows 10

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                    • Translate mail replies as well in Outlook

                      The translation on-the-fly doing the recognition is really convenient.

                      It would have been a huge improvement to get the replies to the mails translated back as well.

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                      • Improve or Disclaim

                        There has been no apparent development on this product since ver. 5.0.0, although it has serious deficiencies concerning punctuation (extra spaces, etc.). Please either develop the product or indicate on its page that development has been discontinued.

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                        • German Umlaute screw up recognition

                          Dictation works great in English. I switched to German and words without Umlaute (ä, ö, ü) are recognized well. If there's a word with an Umlaut, the Umlaut is interpreted as some other instruction and screws up the existing text, splitting words and moving the cursor.
                          Is this known, or do I have to change a particular setting? I used both keyboard layouts, English (International) and German. Same behavior.

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                          • Make english voice dictation commands equally available in all language

                            It seems that not all english commands are equally available in the other listed languages. Why?
                            The speech API has been out there for at least 10 years, so the commands are known.

                            Also there seems to be no learning from correction in the text. Can't you USE the distributed intelligence of people to dictate texts in such way that the program actually profits from the improvements that people apply? By assigning a confidence factor to people, you can modify the "trust" that the cloud based speech API assigns to a registered user thus giving greater influence to the persons…

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                            • Make it into a voice-controlled word processor

                              Can Dictate be combined with quasi-AI to enable the user to open and navigate through files, select specific text and paragraphs, amend the text, have it read out loud, activate track changes and save files? This would require some interaction with the machine. However, I cannot envisage the language going beyond c.1,000 statements.

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                              • Great product. Can we make this available for all versions of Word and Outlook?

                                Great product. Can we make this available for all versions of Word and Outlook?

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                                  • Will this be available for iPhone and iPad? Word, PowerPoint , OneNote and OneDrive?

                                    When on the go, it would be super handy to use voice to make small edits to a document

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                                      • Improve punctuation in Office 365

                                        When I say “period” to put in the punctuation, it sometimes puts a period and sometimes it puts in the word, “period.” The same thing happens with comma. And sometimes it puts a space before the punctuation . Like that , or like this. Also, most of the time it starts with an upper case letter after the period. but sometimes it doesn’t.

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                                        • Improve punctuation in Office 365

                                          When I say “period” to put in the punctuation, it sometimes puts a period and sometimes it puts in the word, “period.” The same thing happens with comma. And sometimes it puts a space before the punctuation . Like that , or like this. Also, most of the time it starts with an upper case letter after the period. but sometimes it doesn’t.

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