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This has been posted, but, as far as I can see, never addressed and the threads simply closed.

Voice typing "commands" are "iffy" at best, but "new line" is acting as if it has been removed from the voice command list... my guess that it works around one in twenty times and it's an important command, ESPECIALLY IN GOOGLE KEEP!

There is apparently no way to "train" voice recognition without locking out all other users from things such as google speakers, so that is not an option.

This is a major pita using alternate keyboards since the keyboard is replaced with the voice dialog so, this need requires;
Close Voice Dialog/Tap<CR>/TapMicrophone (three commands)

Since it appears that the recognition of "new line" is never going to be addressed, may I suggest that the voice dialog box be changed to include a <CR> icon and possibly icons for ALL voice commands
  • NewLine
  • Period
  • Comma
  • Exclamation mark
  • Question mark
  • New Paragraph

This is such a major problem in a VERY USEFUL tool that I finally developed the following (really terrible) solution when dictating long lists:
  • use <comma> instead of <newline>
  • then copy/paste in editor
  • then search-replace all <commas> with <CR>
Another workaround is to switch keyboards to GBoard before using voice input since the <CR> and other command keys remain visible... (this is recent behavior) then switch back after using voice.

Again VOICE TYPING IS A USEFUL AND VERY VALUABLE TOOL!  GOOGLE, PLEASE EITHER DO SOMETHING OR TELL US THAT WE ARE SOL!
(yea... I know, google doesn't mix with their unwashed users, so they will never see this plea, but then, they don't respond to "feedback" either)

Beverly Howard
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I have also found that the "New Line" command doesn't work anymore. I am also curious why it suddenly went away since it is so basic and worked for years. Thank you for the tip on "New Paragraph" command though; that at least has been working and seems to fit the same niche.

I wonder if there's been a recent update or something on what commands work. I have discovered that there are several new commands that are working (at least for me) with admirable regularity:

"Parenthesis" = (
"Closed Parenthesis" = )
"Colon" = :
"Semicolon" = ;
"Hashtag" = #
"At symbol" or "at sign" = @
"Ampersand" = &
"Asterisk" = *
"Em dash" = —
"En dash" = – (this one is iffy; works about 1/3 of the time)
"Hyphen" = -

These hadn't worked for me in the past, but now they do as of about a week or two ago.
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At first, I couldn't get the "New line" command to work for me either. I had to say new line and the first word of the next sentence immediately. If I said New line and paused, voice typing would type the words new line. So, it is more difficult to get the New Line command to work than the New Paragraph command.
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