Voice Typing in Google Docs
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Talk and type!
Start voice typing
Check that your microphone works.
Open a document in Google docs with a Chrome browser.
Click Tools > Voice typing. A microphone box appears.
When you're ready to speak, click the microphone.
Speak clearly, at a normal volume and pace (see below for more information on using punctuation).
When you're done, click the microphone again.
Correct mistakes while voice typing
If you make a mistake while you're typing with your voice, you can move your cursor to the mistake and fix it without turning off the microphone.
- After you correct the mistake, move the cursor back to where you want to continue. To see a list of suggestions, right-click words underlined in gray.
You can use these phrases to add punctuation to your text:
You can use commands to edit and format your document when you voice type. For example, "Select paragraph," "italics," or "Go to the end of the line."
Note: Voice commands are available only in English. The account language and document language must both be English.
To select text, say these commands:
Select [word or phrase]
Select all matching text
Select list item
Select list items at current level
Select next character
Select next [number] characters
Select last character
Select last [number] characters
Select next line
Select next [number] lines
Select last line
Select last [number] lines
Select next paragraph
Select next [number] paragraphs
Select last paragraph
Select last [number] paragraphs
Select next word
Select next [number] words
Select last word
Select last [number] words
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