The Dictate feature is available with the Learning Tools Add-in for OneNote 2016 and 2013. For best results you’ll need a good microphone (a headset will work best), and a quiet place without background noise.

  1. If you haven’t yet, install Learning Tools for OneNote.

    Ribbon for Learning Tools Add-in for OneNote.

  2. Open OneNote, then select Learning Tools > Dictate.

    Dictate is recording

  3. When you see the highlighted piece of text "Listening..." or a red circle appears over the Dictate button, begin speaking loudly and clearly.

  4. To insert punctuation, say its name:

    new line
    inserts line break
    new paragraph
    starts new paragraph
    question mark
    exclamation point or exclamation mark
    open quote
    close quote
  5. When you're done talking, select the Dictate button again to stop the recording.