The Basics

Tips and general commands for speaking to Cortana. 

  • Speak clearly & use a good microphone headset 
  • Try using the phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, etc) for cells
  • Say Row <number>, or Column <alphabet> to specify rows and columns
  • Say "Cell value" for matching on internal cell values

 

  • Pause Cortana's Voice Recognition
    • Say: Just a second Cortana
    • Or: Hold on Cortana
  • Turn off Cortana's Voice Recognition
    • Say: Turn off microphone
    • Or: Microphone off
  • Wake up Cortana
    • Say: Ok, Cortana I'm back  
    • Or: Any phrase with Cortana at the start
  • Check Cortana Status
    • Say: Status Check 
  • Reset Current Action
    • Say: Reset
  • Interrupt Cortana
    • Say: Stop, or OK
  • Input Box Controls
    • Say: Ok, or Cancel