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.
Richard Marcum commented
Can you please provide an update on this? The last Admin response was over a year ago on November 02, 2018.
As far as I'm concerned the spell check is useless unless it gives the user the ability to include (at least) two different languages at the same time (such as to combine English with Spanish, French, or German). If this is not possible, it is absolutely essential that the user be allowed to DISABLE the spellcheck entirely. It is simply not acceptable that a multilingual writer be forced to accept permanent highlighting of all but one language.
Thorsteinn Halldorsson commented
Any news on this feature request Teams Admin´s
The misspelled word "guarentee" offers the replacement words: "glare", "guard", or "regular"
We understand that MS is frightened of this word, but the dictionary can't figure this one out -- seriously?
This is pretty pathetic..
We're being forced into using Teams globally within a US based organisation, and those of us in the UK are dying a little every day as the red squiggle haunts our dreams and our nightmares.
I am at the end of my patience. This is ****.
steve baguley commented
I want to be able to use a different dictionary in Teams. In UK English 'recognise' is correct but the red squiggle of discontent is attempting to tell me otherwise.
Why can't we choose a regional dictionary like in MS Word?
Dan B commented
Giving this a nudge as its very needed clearly across many organisations
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