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.
Hi everyone, the engineer working on this item has left the company and we’re working on replacing him. I wanted to give you that heads up because the work has paused, which extends our shipping date.
I really appreciate your patience as we work to get this back to actively worked on.
If this is still being marked as Working On It, I would imagine it would have the appropriate attention. Otherwise it should be listed as backlog or To Do. It would be great to have basic dictionary functions that are at least close to the primary Office apps. Thanks.
So.. any updated timeline on this?
Really time this got sorted out. Two years in the making!!! What?
This is being worked on since Feb 2018 !?! It's a feature available in Slack for quite some time.
Bob Pearson commented
MS Teams thinks that British Commonwealth spellings are wrong and there is no way to even add them!
How many votes does this need to get implemented?
Eric Burke commented
Very important, especially since we often use teams to collaborate on "code name" products that don't fall into a normal dictionary and appear as misspellings with no means of adding these product names (and our "correct spelling") for them to the dictionary.
David Dyck commented
Just ran across this -
I guess Microsoft is clearly saying that it is not a priority to hire someone to fix this issue ( I realize that they my be many other priorities, sorry )
Mike Chartier commented
No new engineer on the task after almost 2 years? Please add the names of Microsoft products to the current dictionary. ie. "OneDrive" etc in the meantime.
Andrea Warfield commented
I too would want the ability to add to a custom dictionary.
No proofing tool in Teams is counterproductive. When will the product be modernised?
Could we get a updated status, was this shelved in the past 19 months?
Looking forward to seeing "Add to Dictionary" in Teams! If Microsoft only knew what that red squiggly line can do to a person with OCD tendencies; this would be working tomorrow! Ha-ha! Thank you!
For whatever reason Teams has decided that "I've" (contraction for "I have") is not a word and gets the red underline. Of course the suggested fix is "I've" which continues to get the red underline.
Get the proofing tools fixed and allow for customization.
When will MS Teams be fitted with a dictionary that can be modified by having words added? Not having this function for a communications tool is inefficient at best.
It's been a year and none months since this was put on hold...any news? Or has the person that told us the previous person was sacked been sacked?
What dictionary IS Teams using? It doesn't think "submittal" is a word. At this point I'd be happy if it used the Office dictionary and I could ONLY make changes in the other programs. Mostly because I've already done it!
Add "Microsoft Editor" to teams!
Scott Baxter commented
Really need this ability to add words which happen to be specific to the company or the industry. Plus, it would save on embarrassing moments when you type a coworker's name incorrectly.... Requesting for a friend
Geoffroy Ménard commented
Please make this optional and disabled by default, it's so obnoxious.