Using Microsoft Word to Automatically Transcribe Audio Files

I’ve been conducting interviews in my research for a very long time. And during that time the most laborious part of interviewing has always been transcribing. So, needless to say I was very excited when I discovered that Microsoft Word has a new function to automatically transcribe audio files!

All you need is an premium Microsoft Office365 account – it only works with the online version of Microsoft Word. Check out this short video which talks through how to use the feature.

I’ve already tested the feature and I was really impressed by how quickly the transcription took. Most importantly, I found that it was very accurate.

Have you tried this feature yet and did you find it to be accurate? I’d be really interested to hear your views.

Published by iancelliott

Senior Lecturer and Director of Education (PGT) at Northumbria University, Newcastle. Chair of the UK Joint University Council (JUC). Interested in all things public service.

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