You can type your documents the old-fashioned way in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, but dictating your text can be a handier option. Maybe you prefer to dictate your words as they occur to you, or you require a feature with more accessibility than the typical keyboard can provide. Microsoft offers several different dictation tools and features; which one you can use depends on the flavor of Office you run. Certain versions of Office programs include a built-in Dictate tool you can access through an icon on the Ribbon. Dictate is based on a Microsoft Garage project that was developed to test dictation across Office applications. The standalone add-on is no longer active and will stop working as of Oct. 15, 2019, but the tool itself has graduated to be included in several Office programs. Dictate works similarly across the board, but let’s just check it out in the programs where it’s available: Microsoft Word for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365, the free Word for the web, the free OneNote for the web, and the free OneNote app for Windows 10. If you have Word for Office 365, launch the program and open a document. Position your cursor where you wa...