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Google Docs Can Understand What You Say Now

Voice-to-text hits the cloud. We gave it a spin.

Posted on September 2, 2015, at 5:03 p.m. ET

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Google announced several new features for Docs today. Forms are prettier and more customizable. It's easier to see recent changes in a document. There's more too. But the really intriguing one? Starting Wednesday voice-to-text has come to Google Docs, which means you can now make Google type whatever you like just by talking to it.

Open a new Google doc, then click Tools > Voice Typing... > the microphone icon that appeared on the left side of the screen. Then start talking. How did it work? Pretty well!

It handled the Gettysburg Address just fine.

As well as colloquialisms.

The opening monologue from Shrek gave it a few hiccups, though.

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