Frequently Asked Questions

Last reviewed: 1/20/2005

Article ID: F109803

FAQ: Is there a way to voice command existing Windows applications such as Word or Notepad?

I am interested in finding a way to voice drive existing Windows applications such as Work, Notepad, etc. Is there a way to do this without having developed an application specifically for voice driven capability?

Some of the dictation products on the market provide application navigators to control operations of other applications. Some of these dictation products also let you dictate directly into other word processors such as MS Word. Most allow you to dictate into their dictation window and paste into other products.

Microsoft Office 2003 offers an integrated solution for dictating into Word documents and controlling Word editing functions.