You can type your documents in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in an old-fashioned way. However, dictating text can be a simpler option. You may prefer to dictate your words as you think, or you may need a feature that is more accessible than the typical keyboard. Microsoft offers a variety of dictation tools and features. Which you can use depends on how Office is run.
Certain versions of Office programs include an integrated dictation tool that you can access from an icon in the ribbon. Dictate is based on a Microsoft Garage project designed to test the dictation for all Office applications. The stand-alone add-on is no longer active and will stop working on October 15, 2019. However, the tool itself has been shared with several Office programs.
Dictation works the same way across the board, but let's just check it out in the programs available: Microsoft Word for Office 365, PowerPoint for Office 365, the free Word for the Web, the free OneNote for the Web, and the free OneNote App for Windows 10.