Google Docs supports editing voice commands. Google rolled out the new feature worldwide starting today. In September last year Google Docs included support for voice typing. The feature caught on quite well.
At this point, editing voice commands significantly improve accessibility and the convenience of Google Docs if there were any arguments against it. Google Docs supports editing voice commands, yet the feature is currently available on desktop browsers. It’s unclear when and if mobile applications will get this add-on.
While voice typing registered a great success, formatting and editing a text was still up to Google Docs users. Now, highlighting a word, replacing it or modifying and correcting it can be done with a voice command.
Start lists or edit heading formats, text color or font simply by commanding Google Docs to do so. Voice editing and formating also support more complex tasks such as inserting tables. There are arguments pro and against voice typing. Yet, under certain circumstances, voice typing is a really useful tool. Composing text without ever needing a keyboard has its perks.
To improve voice typing as a tool for composing texts more efficiently, Google Docs expanded the feature by including editing voice commands. Dictation works great with formatting and editing commands for an improved output.
Since September, voice typing with Google Docs has improved considerably. Google made this piece of paid software free to be incorporated in Google Docs. Users who are facing accessibility challenges or users who got used to voice typing and are eager to use the feature every chance they get may find the new editing voice commands particularly interesting.
The formatting and editing voice commands aren’t yet available for the mobile versions of Google Docs. For desktop users, dictating is considerably enriched with the new feature. Tell Google Docs to insert paragraph breaks or add bullet points, numbered lists or smiley faces in your dictation text and it will comply.
Perhaps the new editing voice commands won’t work as smoothly as expected from the first try. Nonetheless, practice makes perfect. Don’t shy away from giving the new Google Docs feature a run for their money. Particularly since Google’s voice recognition still tops every other such software in the business.
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