Microsoft has announced an update to the built-in dictation mechanism in Office for Windows. With the upcoming update to Office, users will have the ability to enter text using voice in seven new languages. These include Hindi, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Korean, Thai, and Chinese (Taiwan). In the future, Microsoft promises to add more languages to this list.
Here's how to disable Text Predictions in Word and Outlook if you don't like this new feature.
Microsoft today announced that the text predictions feature is coming to Word and Outlook. It works similar to what Gmail on web and Android has. It is indented to speed up your input by analyzing the already entered text and giving a prediction based on its context.
The latest Microsoft 365 roadmap update reveals the release date of text prediction for Word. If you are familiar the Gmail web app or its Android version, this feature must be well known to you. It uses AI capabilities to learn your typing patterns and proactively predicts the next phrase with the context in mind. Microsoft announced word prediction for Office apps in the Autumn of 2020, and it is now coming to all Microsoft 365 subscribers. Currently, the smart text prediction feature is available to Office Insiders in the Beta Channel.
Microsoft has officially announced two new versions of the Office 2021 suite for those unwilling to adopt the Microsoft 365 subscription. It will be available later this year for regular consumers and commercial customers (LTSC) on Windows and macOS.
You can now embed YouTube video in Word for Web.
Microsoft’s Word for Web, which is available for all users for free, has got interactive apps support. You can now embed YouTube videos or content from other popular services. All you have to do is copy the shareable link and paste it into a document. Once Word recognizes the link, it automatically transforms it into a video player or other interactive content.
After a brief period of testing, Microsoft finally released the unified Office app for iPad. This application combines several most popular Office apps in a single program; thus, it saves you space on a device and makes using Office apps simpler. The unified Office app debuted back in February 2020 but only for iPhone. Microsoft promised to release the optimized version for iPad somewhere in late 2020, and after little changes in the release schedule, the app is now available.
You can now insert an icon or illustration in Visio. Microsoft today made available a free set of illustrations and icons in Visio for Office Insiders. Visio users can now use them to better introduce ideas and schemes.
Outlook has been always known for its bright blue color but with the recent update, you can finally change it to a different accent color. Outlook Beta v16.0.13801.20004 is currently available for Office Insiders on Android.
Microsoft announced a bunch of new features for its mobile apps, such as Outlook, Teams, and Office. These updates will be available on Android and iOS in the coming weeks.
Microsoft have ported its Office apps to Apple devices with the new chip, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The apps are actually Universal Apps which run natively on Apple Silicon. You can already download them if you are a lucky owner of the device.