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.
Tracy Dixon commented
Any update on this?
Over 2 and a half years and still no progress
I don't understand why a custom dictionary is not an option for Microsoft Teams. It is very frustrating when almost every message I type has common words we use in our industry that are being underlined in red.
Robin McKenzie commented
Nobody has been "WORKING ON IT" for almost a year, by the looks of things?!
Ulrich Welschof commented
Any updates? The engineer left a year ago...
please use the Office spell checker
Sam Jakimovski commented
We need this, it is embarrassing that our company name shows up as misspelled!
Any improvements or updates on this last post/request?
Really need a custom dictionary!
Jeff Layton commented
It would appear that this was Suphatra's last message, can we get an update from anyone @Microsoft
Shawn Eary commented
Oh, I see now. There is no way to add a common word to the dictionary. That would be a useful feature.
Shawn Eary commented
Spell check has been working fine for a while now. What about grammar check? (i.e. the Green squigglies that Mr. Thompson mentions). Ideally, this would be done without significantly increasing MS Team's memory footprint. In the past, MS Teams used way more memory than it should. I don't want to go back to those "dark" days.
One person worked on this feature? Pure Microsoft...
Roy F commented
Well, it's been 10 months, so perhaps Suphatra left as well?
(a small nudge for a status update with a large hope for progress)
Clive Hornsby commented
****** 733 of us need an update on this - 10 months is far too long too wait. *****
As a regular Teams user across 7 different Office 365 Organisations, this is one the most frustrating issue within Teams.
It can't be that hard to include the Office spelling functionality into Teams.
My guess is that they have no one working on this.
Teams is almost ready for beta release. A couple of features to fix and it can be released ot the public.
Oh, wait, what!?! It has already been released.
Really need this - I'm sick of terms I use every day showing up with that **** red line underneath.
I don't want spell-checking. I want to be able to turn the **** thing off. And I want to be able to change the dateformat without changing the UI language. These are good, old Microsoft virtues, why did you leave the principle of letting users decide?