Proofing tools (spell check, theasaurus, autocorrect)
One of the defining features of office down the years has been the proofing tools (i.e. Spell checker, theasaurus, autocorrect, grammar checker). I would love to see these come to Teams.
The way I envisage this working is as I'm typing a message the famous red/blue/green squigglies that we've all become familiar with should show up.
Most of all I'd like autocorrect (i.e. a spelling correction that I've used previously automatically gets applied as I type). Stretch goal for this, have a single set of autocorrects that work across all of Office 365, including the client apps.
Some people might think that such tools would not be applicable to a lightweight tool such as this (I would disagree, but everyone is different) so perhaps there should be the ability to toggle proofing tools on and off.
It should work across all Teams clients (i.e. desktop/mobile/web).
I must admit I'm not a user of Teams yet (although soon will be - our org is turning it on soon) so for all I know some of these things already exist - I somehow suspect that they don't all exist yet though. Most of all though I'd like the autocorrect feature and the red squigglies.
Larry Griffin commented
Amen! Teams is lacking in the ability to add frequently used words to the Team's Dictionary and this is a needed feature.
Can the community at least get an update on when this will be implemented if ever?
Business in the Community commented
So, 4 YEARS later, Microsoft is still working on a Feature that thousands of users have requested? Is it just me, or is this A) a HUGE oversight and B) feckless that it STILL hasn't been implemented?
Echoing the prior comments. We need to be able to customize the Teams dictionary.
Tired of industry terms and proper nouns being falsely branded with the Red Underline (Underdots?) of Spelling Shame.
When Teams fails to recognize a legitimate, correctly spelled, common word in the English language.... I get irrationally angry.
I doubt myself, thinking “Am I crazy? This is a word, right? Did I misspell it?”
Then I must call upon Google, seeking information to guide me in my eternal quest for the truth.
“Wait! This IS a word. But why would Teams tell me that it isn’t? Why would it seek to sow such self-doubt within me? Is Teams a sadist?”
My confusion quickly turns to rage. “How DARE you do this to me. Who do you think you are? You claim to be a spelling SME, the expert whose word we have no choice but to live by... but you aren’t.”
Teams, we all make mistakes. That’s why spellcheck is so helpful! The most important thing is to learn, grow, and not make that mistake again. Sadly, it appears that you are unwilling to learn from your mistakes. Despite constructive feedback on YOUR spelling errors, you repeat them with impunity.
We are at an impasse, Teams. Where do we go from here? I really want this to work out, and I believe it can, but I need your help.
*Please allow users to customize the dictionary in Teams.*
Anthony Marsala commented
Would like to see a user-dictionary added for Teams. Other MS products have this, no? Why not share it across sw programs?
Please consider adding dictionary update in Teams. If for no other reason, than the fine folks who make Ranorex won't see their product referred to as anorexia in Teams chats...
S. Kaessler commented
It is a mess that Teams do not support the same checks as e.g. MS Word!
Delia R. Funk commented
We use Teams in healthcare. Many words used in our environment are identified as misspelled because they are not typical words in the English language. I must have the ability to push these words into the directory. Funniest word that Teams does not recognize is "Authenticator", a Microsoft product that I routinely have to talk to staff to use!
I would *really* like to teach it my team members' names. Non-Anglo-Saxon names come up as spelling errors, while Anglo-Saxon names seem to be universally recognised.
Tick Tock. Wow! What happened to Agile/DevOps?
Jan 29 2019 06:59 AM - Microsoft working on it!
Irritates me every time I see my company name underlined as misspelled!
Today Teams yelled at me because it doesn't know that "strategize" is in fact a word.
Tell me, Teams, exactly how should I spell "I've" or any other contraction?
It must be nice to be a behemoth company like Microsoft where you can sell a **** product to customers that lacks the most basic feature of any piece of software that takes text input from a keyboard - A CUSTOM DICTIONARY!
Over two years now since the "engineer working on this left the company" and still nothing.
David Hall commented
Yes!! It would be nice to add custom spelling, even it if is only at the user level.
Even better , if you can add at the organizational level
Brad Wyatt commented
The existing identification of spelling errors in Teams is very helpful for catching typos... but the "Add to dictionary" feature is most certainly needed.
Steve Turetzky commented
+1. Since Teams is integrated in Office 365/ Microsoft 365, it seem appropriate that it should share a dictionary with other apps in the suite. If that's not feasible, its dictionary should have the feature allowing users to add words to its dictionary.
Slack has this functionality - why isn't this basic feature already in MS Teams?
As someone with dyslexia, I don't think I can explain how much of a productivity enhancement this would be. I understand the argument that this is a light weight chat function however I struggle to hit that level without putting in additional effort without tools like this.
Harald-René Flasch commented
How/where to configure the language used for proofing? Would be useful when language is automatically detected or possible to use e.g. English + German (as it works for Firefox/spell checker for example)
Much needed. I could really use "Add to dictionary" as we use uncommon or scientific words all the time.