Tech Tip Thursday April 14, 2016

Did you know that Google Docs now has a VOICE TYPING feature?

Connect a microphone to your computer and, as you speak, Google will automatically dictate the spoken words into the document!

Here's How It Works!

Open a Google Doc.

To access your Google Drive, go to and click the 3x3 grid in the top right hand corner of your screen. Then, select Drive.

Once you are in your Drive, click the New button to open a new document.

A new Google Doc will open in a new tab.

Turn on your microphone.

Be sure to plug in a headset or separate microphone if your computer does not have one built in!

Go to the Tools menu.

Select Voice Typing.

On the left side, you will see the icon to enable voice typing.

You may see a pop-up asking for permission to access your microphone. Click Allow.

Start speaking and watch the MAGIC happen!

You can use these phrases to add punctuation to your text:

  • Period
  • Comma
  • Exclamation point
  • Question mark
  • New line
  • New paragraph

Note: Punctuation works in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Russian.

When you are finished speaking, simply go back and make any necessary edits to your document!

Remember, Google automatically saves as you type, so there is no save button!

Want More Information?

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Laura Sprinkle - Digital Learning Specialist

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