Did you know?
Did you know that you can dictate what you want to write instead of typing it in Google Docs? Google Docs is actually full of features that can save us time, but few people seem to know about it. Voice typing is a speech-to-text feature that's built-in within the app. This feature first debuted in early 2016. Who would've thought that Google Docs has a hidden voice recorder app, right? Now, Voice Typing also works in Google Slides speaker notes. For those who prefer to dictate than type or those with impairments which makes it difficult for them to type, Voice Typing can be very useful. With its new and improved features, you can dictate formatting, punctuation, and editing- just by using your voice. You can also dictate in other languages. Google Docs seems like an advanced secret voice recorder app that makes life a whole lot easier. It could help a lot of professionals from different fields and this could be a powerful tool for students as well.
Google has an awesome text-to-speech engine built in their Chrome browser and used in Google Assistant. So imagine how Voice Typing can work as your personal stenographer. It's especially easy to work on too. Before you start, make sure your microphone works. When using Google docs, open it with the Chrome browser. Click the 'Tools' menu and look for 'Voice Typing'. A microphone icon will appear. Choose your language and when you're ready to speak, click the microphone. The steps are pretty much the same in Google Slides Speaker Notes. But instead of 'Voice Typing', you have to look for 'Voice type speaker notes'. Unfortunately, you need to have a pair of headphones to plug into your phone or voice recorder because it couldn't pick up audio recording through speakers. You have to dictate what's said as you listen along.