How To Allow Editing In Word For Mac 2016

© Shutterstock It only takes a few clicks to enable Word's speech-to-text mode. ShutterstockHow To Allow Editing In Word For Mac 2016
  • You can use speech-to-text on Microsoft Word through the 'Dictate' feature.
  • With Microsoft Word's 'Dictate' feature, you can write using a microphone and your own voice.
  • When you use Dictate, you can say 'new line' to create a new paragraph and add punctuation simply by saying the punctuation aloud.
  • If you're not satisfied with Word's built-in speech-to-text feature, you can use a third-party program like Dragon Home.

Mac won't allow editing on word I was on my Mac using word yesterday and then last night I was only able to view my documents and not edit them anymore. I have office through my school and it still looks like it's active but I can't figure out what is wrong. In office 2013 a button would appear to allow me to edit the document. In office 2016 this button is not appearing. Does anyone have any idea if office 2016 works with sharepoint 2010 and if so how would someone go about editing a document?

While typing is certainly the most common way to create and edit documents in Microsoft Word, you're not limited to using a keyboard.

Word supports speech-to-text, which lets you dictate your writing using voice recognition.

Akon freedom album download zip. Androidphonesoft Word Password Remover is an user-friendly application that can be used to remove both Open password as well as Editing password from word. The two options work differently because in the case of the recovery method for the Open password, the actual password is cracked. How to enable/disable Protected View in Office 2016 Word/Excel/PowerPoint. An Office document that opens in protected view mode can't be edited. If you trust the source of this document, just need to click the Enable editing button to remove the 'Protected view' so that you can edit the document. However, this is temporary. First, go ahead and open the Word document to be protected and head over to the “Review” tab. Next, click the “Restrict Editing” button. The “Restrict Editing” pane will appear on the right side of Word. Here, tick the “Allow only this type of editing in the document” checkbox.

Speech-to-text in Word is convenient and surprisingly accurate, and can help anyone who has issues typing with a typical keyboard.

You can use speech-to-text in Microsoft Word in the same way on both Mac and PC.

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How to use speech-to-text on Word using Dictate

Make sure you have a microphone connected to your computer. This can be built-in, like on a laptop, or a separate mic that you plug into the USB or audio jack.

It doesn't matter which type you use, though the best kind of mic to use is a headset, as it won't need to compete with as much background noise as a built-in microphone.

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1. In Microsoft Word, make sure you're in the 'Home' tab at the top of the screen, and then click 'Dictate.'

© Dave Johnson/Business Insider Click 'Dictate' to start Word's speech-to-text feature. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

2. You should hear a beep, and the dictate button will change to include a red recording light. It's now listening for your dictation.

© Dave Johnson/Business Insider You know Word is listening when the Dictate button has a red light. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

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3. Speak clearly, and Word should transcribe everything you say in the current document. Speak punctuation aloud as you go. You can also say 'New line,' which has the same effect as pressing the Enter or Return key on the keyboard.


4. When you're done dictating, click 'Dictate' a second time or turn it off using your voice by saying, 'Turn the dictate feature off.'

You can still type with the keyboard while Dictate is on, but if you click outside of Word or switch to another program, Dictate will turn itself off.

Want to change languages? You can click the downward arrow on the Dictate button to choose which of nine or so languages you want to speak. You might also see additional 'Preview Languages,' which are still in beta and may have lower accuracy.

2016© Dave Johnson/Business Insider Open the Dictate button's drop-down menu to see your language choices. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

Speech-to-text alternatives

You're not limited to using the Dictate feature built into Word. While not as popular as they once were, there are several commercial speech-to-text apps available which you can use with Word.

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The most popular of these, Dragon Home, performs the same kind of voice recognition as Word's Dictate, but it also lets you control Word, format text, and make edits to your text using your voice. It works with nearly any program, not just Word.

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