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Office dictation bar update: latest news from Microsoft

Microsoft has unveiled the latest update to the Office Dictation Toolbar. This latest preview of Office for Windows users includes many improvements to dictation

In this article we will get to know the latest news from the house Microsoftwhich presents the update for the Office dictation bar. The company (click here for more info) is showing us this new preview build for their users on the Windows beta channel and this time around there are several noteworthy changes.

New design with update to the Office Dictation Bar

The most important of the changes presented by Microsoft is the addition of a new one dictation toolbar design, This update, in fact, according to Microsoft should help provide a more efficient and clean look. The new version is 2206 build 15321.20000 and includes changes for Word, Outlook, Excel e Access.

Company statements

From Microsoft they stated that:

The Office dictation toolbar is redesigned, with new visual elements, a more responsive user interface, and a smaller size. To activate the new dictation toolbar, simply click the button This in the card Home,

In addition, they made some important corrections to Microsoft Word. Specifically, there are six major changes for Microsoft Word, including a glitch that caused Word styles to appear blank in the dedicated pane.

We fixed an issue with SVG objects so that they can handle the final attributes of thetext anchor and correctly maintain the position of the current text. A problem while using Change image from the clipboard so that the SVG content displays correctly. Then we solved a problem of document protection therefore, when the exception list only contained e-mails, the commands “Find next region …” and “Show all regions …” may stop working correctly,

says Microsoft, which adds

Fixed an issue where one red line crossed out on an image deleted was not displayed when the file was saved as a PDF with Track Changes enabled. Finally, we were able to fix a problem for which a alternative font was displayed for certain special characters when exporting to PDF with the Windows Chinese (Taiwan) display language.


It must be borne in mind that this is one preview build of the next major update. This means that if no major bugs are found in the meantime, the implementation on production devices should be published on next month for all Office users.

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Marco Dellapina

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