Wow I didn't know Google Docs could do this!

Last Update: April 09, 2016

So I recently started using Google Docs for writing blog posts. Both for Wealthy Affiliate and my own upcoming blog (more on this in a future blog). But today I noticed something new. Maybe I am the last person on earth to know, but it totally blew me away.

Voice Typing!

Actually this whole blog has been written by using voice typing. And it worked surprisingly well for me. I just had to get used to specific commands such as saying “delete” when I wanted to delete the last word typed (In the beginning this was a lot :-)) But now words as “period” and “new line” is part of my new office lingo. Only drawback is that my better half is starting to look strange at me when sitting in my office talking to my computer.

This feature is however a real game changer for me, as I work most effective when I can just speak my thoughts instead of thinking about how to write them down.

What about you folks? Did you know that google docs had this feature? (activate it by pressing Ctrl+Shift+S). And if so, what do you think about it. Do you use it?

Now Google Docs - “Go make coffee”.. Darn they haven't implemented that yet :-)

Have a great one!

Cheers

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stn67 Premium
I've tried it, but I think it gave too much work to correct it. But for short messages is it ok for me to use Voice over
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Cortex2k Premium
Hi Steen
I was surprised how well it recognized my voice and spelled correctly (as we aboth Danish :-). But I guess that's going to differentiate between people
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stn67 Premium
I just felt that there was a lot to correct for afterwards and now that I'm used to write and things are going fine so I continue it
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JudeP Premium
The day it can get me a glass of Prosecco will be the day I can trult celebrate!! :)
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Cortex2k Premium
Jude, I guess there is a suggestion box somewhere :-) By the way I had to look up Prosecco, as I didnt know what it was.. Its just white wine right?
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JudeP Premium
It is sparkling white wine, made in Italy - their version of Champagne :)
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Cortex2k Premium
Cool I thought Italy's Champagne was spumante.. But maybe thats the same. Got to try it anyhow one day..
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Martstervt Premium
Hi Chris, I use Google Docs and saw that it could do that but haven't tried it yet. My wife already looks at me funny. I am not sure how she would take this lol. Thanks for sharing.

Marty
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Cortex2k Premium
Hi Marty you should see me sitting here chuckling by myself as I read your comment.. Thanks for making my day :-)
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tracyq66 Premium
hiya Chris, yes just discovered it myself but not had much luck with it yet, think it will be worth persevering with though. Watching Jay's training last night and discovered that you can research a word inside docs too, which is going to be very useful, have you used it yet?
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Cortex2k Premium
Hey Tracy thanks for your input.. No I haven't tried the research yet.. I am actually watching Jays training now, so really great for the heads up :-)
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Cortex2k Premium
Hey Tracy.. Just saw the feature.. This is totally cool.. Mark a sentence and pres Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I (I am PC user, sorry apple fans). Then you will be able to insert links to research of that topic.. I love Google now and think I have to cancel my Office 365 next time its up for renewal :-)
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tracyq66 Premium
lol yes I used to be on office myself, now I'm all google and yeah what a great feature, loving it :)
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StuartI Premium
I didn't know that either, thanks for sharing!
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Cortex2k Premium
No problem Stuart.. Let me know how it works for you.
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