I have a Macbook pro with Catalina. When I dictate and then pause, the microphone goes off and I have to push the fn key twice to get it to turn back on. With Dragon speak, you can say Microphone on, but this does not work here. I have tried dictating both with Open Office and with Pages, and the problem is the same. I want to use dictation to dictate stories, and it does involve pauses.