Type, edit and format with your voice in Google Docs

We launched Voice typing in Google Docs to help you capture ideas, compose an agenda, or even write the next great proposal — all without touching your keyboard. Starting today, you can also edit and format your documents with your voice.

To get started, select “Voice typing” in the “Tools” menu when you’re using Docs in Chrome. Say what comes to mind — then start editing and formatting with commands like “copy,” “insert table,” and “highlight.”

Check out the full list of commands here or simply say “voice commands help” when you’re voice typing.

As an added bonus, we’re also making it possible to dictate in Docs on the web in dozens of additional dialects and accents, including English with an Indian accent, Spanish with a Mexican accent, and more so you can talk in the most natural way for you.

You shouldn’t have to use additional complex software to accomplish everyday tasks with voice typing. You can already use your voice to take action in Google search and find content in your inbox or Drive folders. Now you can use it to capture, edit and format your ideas in Docs.

Try out Voice typing (and editing and formatting) today with Google Apps for Work.