Google Docs Update

Recently Google Docs has changed the way it renders documents to the browser.  It now renders an image canvas instead of the actual document text.  This means any extensions that need access to the document text no longer works, including Read Aloud.

As recommended by Google, we developed a Google Workspace addon that will provide text-to-speech function specifically for Google Docs.  The addon is now available on the Google Workspace Marketplace.

Here is how to install and use the Read Aloud Google Workspace addon.


INSTALLATION


1) Click on the Add-ons menus in Google Docs













2) Use the search box to find the Read Aloud addon




















3) Open the item and click the blue 'Install' button





USAGE (AFTER INSTALLATION)


1) Opening the Read Aloud sidebar














2) Use the Play button in the sidebar to start reading aloud



28 comments:

  1. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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  2. how do I change the spend of talking?

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    1. Please use the blue slider named "Speed" like you see in the above picture

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    1. This is a Google Docs add-on that only works inside Google Docs. For other sites, please use the Read Aloud browser extension.

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    2. my browser extension is not working..?

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  4. thank you so much for this fix!

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  5. Please add a way to restart this tool at any point. There will be portions of pages that a listener wants to skip!

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  6. It don't work on Firefox, now Chrome only, please make addon work on Firefox.
    Any way, Thank you very much :)

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  7. this application won't work on my school things and my teacher is the one who recommended it to me for this purpose

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  8. it won't work on chrome and it's a chrome extension this is very fvcking stupid and I hate it. definitely will never recommend

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  9. The high price it must be when it comes to using your eyes to read... you don't have to use ReadAloud for EVERYTHING. :)

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  10. I love this, as long as it is compatable with the site I'm on

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  11. giọng đọc tiếng việt không hay như trước

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  12. They updated the extension for google docs and it forces you to use the addon now. The addon forces you to use their shitty standard voices that are god awful and sound terrible. I like using google wavenet voices but the addon will not allow it. This addon feature should be an option and not a mandatory feature as it literally ruined the entire functionality of the extension within google docs. Hopefully they fix the extension by removing forced functionalities.

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  13. Guys you can also go to file > publish to the web and then read the web page link which it provides using read aloud.

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  14. This has help me so much, thank you. :)

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