In this article, we explore how to use the Dictation Box to dictate on certain websites like Google Docs, Google Sheets, Facebook, etc where Voice In does not work by default.
Enabling Dictation Box
Before you begin, ensure that you have not disabled the Voice In pop-up box.
There are two ways to enable the Dictation Box:
1) Go to Voice In options page
(copy and paste url chrome-extension://pjnefijmagpdjfhhkpljicbbpicelgko/settings.html or
right click on Voice In icon on navbar > Options)
Go to the Dictation Box settings section and add in the domain name of the website where you want Dictation Box to show up
For example, if you want to use it on Google Docs (url https://docs.google.com) - in the domain field put in "docs.google.com" and click Add Domain
After you add the domain, refresh the target page if you have it open already.
2) Alternatively, click on the Voice In icon on the navbar to start dictation.
That should show a Voice In button on the page. Click on the button, a settings modal will open up on the page.
Select the enable dictation box checkbox. Once you do that you should see the Dictation Box show up.
Using the Dictation Box
You can use the Dictation Box by simply placing the cursor within the box and dictating. Dictation Box serves as an ordinary textbox and all voice commands work within it.
Once you are done, you can click Copy to copy to clipboard and then paste it into the appropriate textbox.
There are two voice commands to make this easier:
copy box - Copies the contents of the Dictation Box to clipboard
paste that - Pastes the content in clipboard at cursor location