I've found I can make punctuation happen by saying "comma", or "period", but I can't find the word for new line. I tried "paragraph", and "line break", but it just prints those words.


I found that saying period newline gives you a new line, after putting a period on the current line. Also period new paragraph work.

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    I've upgraded to Android 4.3 since I asked this question, and this answer seems correct. period newline and period new paragraph both work. – axiomx11 Aug 28 '13 at 15:58
  • I can confirm this works on Moto X running Android 4.4.2. – Nick Fishman Mar 9 '14 at 0:19

In Android 4.0, say "New Paragraph"


For android 4.1.1, I just say "Enter" and it will start a new line.


I said "newline" really fast and it did it on Jelly Bean 4.1. When I said "new line" slower it filled in the words "new line." I guess you just say it quick.


Yes .newline & newline works but timing is everything in this ..

Ex: How to get 3 cr's (2 more below the end of your line)... At the last word in your sentince, either say "period" "newline" or pause and say "new line"

then for each cr/lf additional you want, as soon as you see the blinking line move to the next line, say newline and it will give you another .. and so forth

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    A lot of the comments in this question helped the light go off, but this was a big one for me. I found that "period new line" works right away, but sometimes I am making a brief sentence fragment of a note, so I don't say period. In that case, I have to wait one second before saying "new line." – aschultz Jan 7 at 21:53

Android's built-in voice-to-text doesnt support new lines. I've heard that flext9's ( based on nuance's excellent dragon voice to text engine) does, however. You might try that, I haven't used it personally so I can't speak to it's efficacy. Ymmv. Etc.

  • Not supported? Hmmm.. I was hoping they had it in there somewhere, but I certainly haven't been able to find it, so perhaps you are right. – axiomx11 Aug 29 '11 at 21:58

Say, "period new line" in Android 4.4.2.


without any punctuation at the end of what I say I can just pause and say

"New line" and my droid x goes to next line

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