How To Use The Transcribe Feature On Microsoft Word For Web

How To Use The Transcribe Feature On Microsoft Word For Web

Earlier this week, we announced that Microsoft was rolling out a new feature that allowed users to transcribe recorded audio and video in Word for web. In this article, you will learn how to use the feature to save yourself time and effort.

 

First, how to record live. You can record directly in Word for web even as you take notes on the writing canvas. Here is how to record live:

 

— Ensure that you are signed in to Microsoft 365, using the new Microsoft Edge or Chrome.

 

— Next, go to Home tap on Dictate and from the dropdown select

 

— After this, select Start recording.

 

— If this is the first time you are using the transcribing feature, you will need to give the browser permission to use your mic. Usually, a dialogue bow would popup that asks for permission, if not do the following:

 

— You then have to wait for the pause icon to be outlined in blue and the timestamp to start incrementing. If this happens, your recording has started.

 

How To Use The Transcribe Feature On Microsoft Word For Web
Microsoft Word transcribe feature will make reporting conversations stress free.
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— Ensure that the conversation is clear and audible and not muddled.

 

— Remember to leave the Transcribe panel open while recording. You can pause and resume recording as well.

 

— After the conversation ends, select Save and transcribe now. This ensures your recording saves to OneDrive and start the transcription process.

 

— Transcription speed depends on your internet speed. Keep the Transcribe pane open while the transcription is being made but you can do other work or even switch browser tabs or applications and come back later.

 

If you have a recording already, here is how to upload it and transcribe using the new Microsoft Word for web feature.

 

How To Use The Transcribe Feature On Microsoft Word For Web
Screenshot of how the tool works.

 

— Ensure that you are signed in to Microsoft 365, using the new Microsoft Edge or Chrome.

 

— Next, go to Home tap on Dictate and from the dropdown select

 

— After this, select Upload audio.

 

— Choose the audio file, it is important to note that it could be a video as well. Transcribe supports .wav, .mp4, .m4a, .mp3 formats.

 

— Transcription speed depends on your internet speed. Keep the Transcribe pane open while the transcription is being made but you can do other work or even switch browser tabs or applications and come back later.

 

There are several other things you can do with this feature. The more you use it, the easier the processes become.

 

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Onwuasoanya Obinna

A reader of books and stringer of words. Passionate about Science and Tech. When not writing or reading he is surfing the web and Tweeting.

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