More and more companies nowadays are starting to use Google Docs inside their workspace. Although it doesn’t have all the functionalities offered by Microsoft’s Excel, Word and PowerPoint, the simple fact that it lets you work in a collaborative manner makes the experience worth it.
Since last September the tech giant has been bringing updates to its writing platform, in an effort to expand its user base even more.
Last year the company added the high-tech option of voice typing, which is said to understand correct punctuation, and now it has integrated voice editing, also.
When you open a Google Docs page, you will see a notification popping up with the image of a microphone, prompting you to try the new tool. If you want to try the voice commands, you can click “Try It” and the microphone will expand and move to the left side of the page.
By clicking on it, you will let it synchronize with your computer’s microphone, after which you can begin voice typing and the tool will start doing its thing.
But if you’re old school and still prefer that magic sound your keyboard makes everytime you type something, then simply click “No, thanks” and then you can continue with your work as usual.
The voice command feature is available in 40 different languages and includes a multitude of commands, which you can find on Google’s support platform. You can only access it through Google Chrome, since other browsers are not supporting it.
Aside from this recent update, Google also introduced a “See changes” button at the top of the page, which allows users to view a history of all the changes made inside a document, including the changes made by other people.
Furthermore, the Google team also added an option called “Research”. It allows people to access Google Search within Google Docs. This makes it easy for users to import links, images or other useful information for their projects. This option can be found in the overflow menu located inside the platform.
With the new voice command options, it will be quite interesting to see what the working environment will look like from now, if everyone will start working in Google Docs.
With everyone speaking instead of typing, will the noise level become so intense that we’ll actually transform every office in America into a Wall Street brokerage firm or will we simply ignore this technology and keep typing as usual?
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