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.
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Andrew Stanton commented
@Suphatra or @Warren I would like to not be criticized by a spellcheck dictionary that is missing words and that cannot be taught. In the spirit of the Golden Rule, it should have been very obvious to leverage MS Office's capabilities in this program.
If that not included because Electron was chosen as the platform for the entirety of this app, thats yet another bad design decision on top of the miss.
Reinier Post commented
Thank you for the reply. 'No' is a very useful answer.
Meanwhile, it's 2020. Any progress?
While I'm at it, does the Teams desktop client have any benefits over the in-browser client? I've been using both for a few months now; thus far, the in-browser client has consistently been equal or better. Why use the standalone client?
Any update here?
I want to disable the spell check in Teams!
Please have it autodetect the language we are using and not default to the Language setting in Teams. Multi-lingual is key here!
Will be good if it can be mult-lingual ;)
Adam KM commented
Definitely support the spell-check but am less bothered by the grammar and style. We use MS Teams in a less informal way. However, the wrong spelling can sometimes mean something different.
John P commented
Another vote for integrating Grammarly! Please!
Would love to get an update on this!
would love the option to use Grammarly as the edit tool for the OSX Teams app
Chris Conley commented
Any update on this? Even just being able to link in with the Office dictionary would be helpful. I have to flag words as being correctly spelled in Outlook, Teams, Edge, and Word all independently.
Karl E. Duchow commented
Teams does not seem to support autocorrect for typos. It would be very helpful to have this feature included!
Microsoft, WTF, we pay you billions of dollars a year for this Office 365 BS, and no spell check in the Teams that you boast as the next best collaboration tool that will take over Skype for Business. And what about previewing files in teams instead of opening them up. All this is available in Outlook, but not teams. Your Teams leader must be a drug addict!
Microsoft, Is the lack of basic features in the app because you no longer do any development on it?
It works pretty well in Chrome, so the app is just an annoyance.
Microsoft, please provide an update on this, it is basic functionality that is missing.
Sure would be nice to get an update!! Microsoft what are you doing with the dictionary feature? It should be an option to use the same dictionary I use for Outlook and Word. The customer service from the MS Teams people is lacking!!
any update on this feature. Please confirm that "Working on it" is still correct.
Jason BG commented
To illustrate how crazy the experience is in Teams compared with Word, Outlook etc, not only can I *not* add legitimate words\terms to the Teams dictionary, the spellcheck offers up things like the attached..
We have a physician asking for this feature, do you have an update that I can pass along to my user?
Greg Finger commented
I can't believe this isn't already built in. The simple right click to Add to Dictionary should just be there.