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WFU Office365 has long let us use the online versions of the Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc).  Recently Microsoft has announced a new feature that is available in the online version of Word: automatic transcription of audio. Check out Microsoft’s video demonstrating the process here.

The explicit, step-by-step instructions are found here.

At the time of this writing, this is a new feature. Only US-English is currently supported for the transcription services. I can only assume other languages will arrive in due time.

I can imagine anyone who make audio recordings – journalists, writers, scientists, medical professionals – would find this useful. 


Categories: Accessibility, Office