TGP # 417 Free Voice Recognition



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Talk and type!
In Google Docs, you can now simply talk for speech-to-text dictation if your computer has a microphone! Use can even pause, issue a command, pause again, and resume dictating. Below, you will find some initial directions to get you started and some common commands that you may want to use. To see a list of all commands, check out this Help Center article or say “voice commands help” when you’re voice typing. A video overview appears at the bottom of this Tech Tip so you can see voice typing in action.
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.

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