Voice commands for Google Docs


google-iconYou can now type in a Google Docs file using your voice

Note: This feature is only available in Chrome browsers.

Voice typing

Typing with your voice

Start voice typing

  1. Check that your microphone works.
  2. Open a document in Google docs with a Chrome browser.
  3. Click Tools > Voice typing. A microphone box appears.
  4. When you’re ready to speak, click the microphone.
  5. Speak clearly, at a normal volume and pace (see below for more information on using punctuation).
  6. When you’re done, click the microphone again.

Correct mistakes while voice typing

  • If you make a mistake while you’re typing with your voice, you can move your cursor to the mistake and fix it without turning off the microphone.
  • After you correct the mistake, move the cursor back to where you want to continue.
  • To see a list of suggestions, right-click words underlined in grey.

Adding punctuation

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

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

Voice commands for Google Docs

Selecting text

To select text, say these commands:

  • Select [word or phrase]
  • Select all
  • Select all matching text
  • Select list item
  • Select list items at current level
  • Select next character
  • Select next [number] characters
  • Select last character
  • Select last [number] characters
  • Select line
  • Select next line
  • Select next [number] lines
  • Select last line
  • Select last [number] lines
  • Select paragraph
  • Select next paragraph
  • Select next [number] paragraphs
  • Select last paragraph
  • Select last [number] paragraphs
  • Select word
  • Select next word
  • Select next [number] words
  • Select last word
  • Select last [number] words
  • Deselect
  • Unselect
  • Select none

Formatting your document

To format your document, say these commands:

Alignment

  • Align center
  • Align justified
  • Align left
  • Align right
  • Center align
  • Left align
  • Right align

Text formatting

  • Apply heading [1–6]
  • Apply normal text
  • Apply subtitle
  • Apply title
  • Bold
  • Italicize
  • Italics
  • Strikethrough
  • Subscript
  • Superscript
  • Underline

Text color and highlighting

  • Text color [color]
  • Highlight
  • Highlight [color]
  • Background color [color]
  • Remove highlight
  • Remove background color

Note: The colors available are: red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, purple, magenta. If you say “highlight” by itself, the highlighting color is yellow.

Font size

  • Decrease font size
  • Increase font size
  • Font size [6-400]
  • Make bigger
  • Make smaller

Paragraph formatting

  • Decrease indent
  • Increase indent
  • Line spacing [1-100]
  • Line spacing double
  • Line spacing single

Lists

  • Create bulleted list
  • Create numbered list
  • Insert bullet
  • Insert number

Remove formatting

  • Clear formatting
  • Remove formatting
  • Remove bold
  • Remove italics
  • Remove strikethrough
  • Remove underline

Editing your document

To edit your document, say these commands:

  • Copy
  • Cut
  • Paste
  • Copy link
  • Delete
  • Delete last word
  • Delete link
  • Insert table of contents
  • Delete table of contents
  • Update table of contents
  • Insert bookmark
  • Insert equation
  • Insert footer
  • Insert footnote
  • Insert header
  • Insert horizontal line
  • Insert page break

Adding and editing tables

To add and edit tables, say these commands:

  • Insert table
  • Insert table [1-20] rows by [1-20] columns
  • Insert row
  • Insert column
  • Insert new column
  • Insert new column on the left
  • Insert new row
  • Insert new row above
  • Insert new row below
  • Delete column
  • Delete row
  • Delete table
  • Remove column
  • Remove row
  • Remove table
  • Exit table

Moving around your document

To move around your document, say these commands:

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Example:

Go to

end of paragraph
Go to

Move to

end of

start of

paragraph

column

line

row

table

document

Go to

Move to

next

previous

character

column

footnote

formatting change

heading

heading [1-6]

image

line

link

list

list item

misspelling

paragraph

row

table

word

page

Go

Move

forward

backward

[number] characters

[number] words

Go

Move

up

down

[number] lines

[number] paragraphs

Scroll

  • Scroll down
  • Scroll up

Resuming voice typing

To move the cursor to the end of the paragraph and start voice typing again, say “Resume.”

To move the cursor to a particular word or phrase, say “Resume with [word].” The cursor moves to the end of the word that you speak.

Here are all the commands you can say to resume voice typing:

  • Resume
  • Resume with [word or phrase]
  • Go to the end of the paragraph
  • Move to the end of the paragraph
  • Go to the end of the line
  • Move to the end of the line

Opening Help

To open a list of voice commands in your document, say these commands:

  • Voice typing help
  • Voice commands list
  • See all voice commands

These commands obtained from : 
https://support.google.com/docs/answer/4492226?hl=en

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