Have you ever looked on a way to convert your speech or voice to text and do it very accurately?
Then, that is possible using the speech to text feature in Google Docs. This feature allows you to type in a newly created Google Docs document using only your microphone.
Note: In case your microphone is not enabled in Chrome, then you won’t be able to use this feature.
But, no worries, the video above will show you how to enable or allow the microphone to be used by Google Docs.
The steps to be followed are:
- create a new blank Google Docs document
- in the Tools menu, select “Voice typing … ” or hit the Ctrl+Shift+S shortcut
- go to the microphone icon (left on your screen), click it and start talking
If everything is setup correctly, you will see text getting filled in the document as you speak (with a slight delay, until the tool analyzes what you are saying).
You can add voice specific commands, like “period” for example, which puts a period to the written line; or you can use the “new line” command to move to a new line accordingly.
To stop recording, just go and click the microphone icon one more time (it turns from red to grey).
In the example, we used the Google Chrome browser and the video shows you how to enable the microphone in Chrome so that it can be utilized in Google Docs.
In the Chrome settings you must choose “Allow” from the Microphone options drop down menu, otherwise you won’t be able to use the “Voice typing” tool. And of course, first of all, your microphone must be connected to your computer, enabled and ready to be used.
The speech to text feature in Google Docs allows you to quickly write a text document using the awesome speech recognition technology. And what makes it more reliable and trustworthy, is that it comes from a tech giant like Google.
The generated textual document can also be formatted in place, edited, saved and exported using the Google Doc’s interface.
Hope this will be useful to you, as it was to us.
Thanks for reading and watching!