How to Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Recognition Dictionary Words in Windows 10


When you set up Speech Recognition in Windows 10, it lets you control your PC with your voice alone, without needing a keyboard or mouse.

Using only your voice, you can open menus, click buttons and other objects on the screen, dictate text into documents, and write and send emails. Just about anything you do with your keyboard and mouse can be done with only your voice.

If you like, you can add a new single word or an expression to the Speech Dictionary to enable your personal words, or expressions to be dictated into your applications.

If you like, you can improve dictation accuracy by preventing certain words from being dictated by excluding them in Speech Dictionary.

If you like, you can edit or delete words that are already in the Speech Dictionary.

Speech Recognition is only available for the following languages: English (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Australia), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional), and Spanish.

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This tutorial will show you how to add, prevent, edit, and delete words in the Speech Dictionary used to dictate with Speech Recognition for your account in Windows 10.


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Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10
Add New Word or Expression to Speech Dictionary

1. While Speech Recognition is open, perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)

A) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition toolbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

OR

B) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition notification area icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

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2. Click/tap on Add a new word. (see screenshot below)

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3. Type the word or expression you want to add, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

If Speech Recognition is currently listening, then you can say the word or expression instead of typing it.

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4. Select the options you want applied to this word, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

If you are finished with Speech Dictionary, uncheck I want to make more modifications to the Speech Dictionary upon Finish.

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5. If you checked the Record a pronunciation upon Finish option, then:

A) Make sure Speech Recognition is listening. (see screenshot below)

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B) Click/tap on the Record button when ready. (see screenshot below)

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C) Say the word or expression out loud. Recording will automatically stop after you stop speaking. (see screenshot below)

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D) Click/tap on Finish when the recording was successful. (see screenshot below)

If you are finished with Speech Dictionary, uncheck I want to make more modifications to the Speech Dictionary upon Finish.

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Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10
Prevent Word from being Dictated in Speech Dictionary

1. While Speech Recognition is open, perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)

A) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition toolbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

OR

B) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition notification area icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

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2. Click/tap on Prevent a word from being dictated. (see screenshot below)

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3. Type the word you want to prevent, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

You may not enter spaces, numbers, or symbols here.

Make sure that the word you enter has the same capitalization as the word you want to exclude from dictation. If the word is sometimes capitalized, enter it in all lower case.

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4. Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

If you are finished with Speech Dictionary, uncheck I want to make more modifications to the Speech Dictionary upon Finish.

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Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10
Edit Word in Speech Dictionary

1. While Speech Recognition is open, perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)

A) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition toolbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

OR

B) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition notification area icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

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2. Click/tap on Change existing words. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Edit a word. (see screenshot below)

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4. Select the word you want to edit, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

If Speech Recognition is currently listening, then you can say the word instead of typing it.

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5. Make any changes to the spelling of the word you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

To change only the pronunciation of the word and not spelling, only click/tap on Next instead.

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6. Select the options you want applied to this word, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

If you are finished with Speech Dictionary, uncheck I want to make more modifications to the Speech Dictionary upon Finish.

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7. If you checked the Record a pronunciation upon Finish option, then:

A) Make sure Speech Recognition is listening. (see screenshot below)

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B) Click/tap on the Record button when ready. (see screenshot below)

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C) Say the word or expression out loud. Recording will automatically stop after you stop speaking. (see screenshot below)

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D) Click/tap on Finish when the recording was successful. (see screenshot below)

If you are finished with Speech Dictionary, uncheck I want to make more modifications to the Speech Dictionary upon Finish.

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Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Add, Delete, Prevent, and Edit Speech Dictionary Words in Windows 10
Delete Word in Speech Dictionary

1. While Speech Recognition is open, perform one of the following actions: (see screenshot below)

A) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition toolbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

OR

B) Right click or press and hold on the Speech Recognition notification area icon on the taskbar, and click/tap on Open the Speech Dictionary.

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2. Click/tap on Delete a word. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select the word you want to delete, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

If Speech Recognition is currently listening, then you can say the word instead of typing it.

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4. Click/tap on Finish to confirm. (see screenshot below)

If you are finished with Speech Dictionary, uncheck I want to make more modifications to the Speech Dictionary upon Finish.

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That's it,
Shawn