Google Docs is a very powerful word processor that is available (for FREE) to anyone who has a Google (Gmail) Account. One feature in Google Docs that you may be interested in trying is the “Voice Type” feature where you can type and edit by speaking. This feature not only works in Google Docs, but also works in the Google Slides speaker notes. Voice Type only works when opening Google Docs through the Google Chrome web browser and you will need a working microphone connected to your computer. The newer notebook PC’s have mic’s built in.
To try Voice Type, follow the instructions below:
- Turn on your microphone.
- Open a document in Google Docs.
- Click on “Tools”; then “Voice Typing” (a microphone box will appear)
- When you are ready to dictate or speak, click on the microphone icon.
- Speak clearly using a normal volume and speed.
- When done, click on the microphone icon.
- After you start voice typing, you can use commands to edit and format your document. For example, “Select paragraph,” “italics,” or “Go to the end of the line.” (Note: There are numerous commands you can use to edit and format a document. To get a listing of these commands, “CLICK HERE“).
SOURCE: Google Docs