Typing a long document is a time consuming process, and if it’s your daily job then it will be a headache for you. What if you just speak and someone starts typing, just like voice dictation. Yes, in Google docs you can use your voice for typing or composing a document. Google docs is an alternative of Microsoft Word. If you are familiar with Microsoft Word Document then Google docs will be easy for you.
Voice typing in Google docs support over 40 different languages. See how to use voice typing in Google docs.
Firstly you must have installed a microphone on your PC or if you have a laptop then there will be already a built-in microphone. Secondly, you must have Google account to use Google docs.
Enable voice typing in Google docs
Open Google docs and make login with your Google account.
Navigate to Tools then go to Voice typing. You can also use Ctrl+Shift+S shortcut to enable the voice typing feature.
It will ask you to allow permission to microphone. Allow it.
A small microphone icon will appear on left side of screen.
You can choose your language by clicking on dropdown menu. It supports over 40 different languages.
Click on it to enable. Start voice typing.
Command to edit the document
You may found some mistakes during the dictation but you can edit via mouse and by simple commands. You can directly move the cursor to the correction area, make the correction via backspace button, or you can use command says “ Backspace” it will delete the particular word. Click on “Question Mark” icon to see all commands. There are several commands you can use while editing like select all, copy, paste, etc.
Voice typing command for adding punctuation
- Exclamation mark
- Question mark
- New line
- New Paragraph
You can use lots of other commands to make your voice typing to the next level by clicking on “question mark” ( Voice typing help) as show in below image.
It will give you a lot of suggestion to how to edit your document like
- Select all – to select all text
- Select line – to select a particular line
- Copy – to copy text
- Insert table – to insert table
Note – It required Google account to access Google docs, a microphone, and your voice.