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.
KASH Sadeckas commented
I fully support this and want the ability to add new words on the fly in all apps.
Jason Perry commented
It's simply pathetic they indicate spelling errors without the ability to fix false positives... Nice one Microsoft.
Rose E commented
Agreed with others. Want an editable Dictionary with MS Teams. As it stands, we use Māori words often - but without the accents that determine meaning, we risk ambiguity and causing offence. It is very odd to use any program these days without a dictionary that can be added to.
Bill Moore commented
I am amazed that this isn't a standard feature already. Come on Microsoft....Teams competitors can already do this in Slack, Cliq, etc.
Bryan S. Shelton commented
Dataverse and OneDrive are two instances of misspellings in Teams. Looks bad when trying to document or discuss a Microsoft product and the spelling of the product shows as incorrect. SharePoint is not a misspelling so it is fixable.
Stephen Whiting commented
This has been painfully slow to happen ... even browsers have far superior spell everything check than Teams and Teams is just a glorified view (browsers view) of some hosted server in the Cloud?
This is absolutely ridiculous. Such an easy fix yet Microsoft ignores an issue that is important to MANY people. Make the dictionary updatable, add an option to the right-click on a misspelled word allowing the user to add that word to the dictionary
I'm shocked that Teams doesn't offer an editable dictionary.
Jennifer Baldes commented
I am the Administrator for several companies that use Teams and this is the number one "Gripe" I hear - why won't Teams Dictionary allow me to update it? This needs to be fixed - my name is a spelling error that can't be adjusted! And we deal with a LOT of names! Never mind the sector specific jargon that can't be added to your own dictionary.
Ken Gould commented
Come on Microsoft; get your finger out & give us this functionality that should have been there from day 1. AutoCorrect; regional spellings & jargon (custom dictionaries) are all things your users need on a daily basis & to have this missing from Teams is just bonkers. Like others, I really can't believe we are still discussing this issue.
Frankie G commented
Ok Microsoft, it's been FOUR YEARS since this was first identified as an issue. How many iPhones have come out since then? LOL
Instead of being a company that excels at UXD, Microsoft is frequently behind other social media companies.
The absence of a user moderated & MS Office connected dictionary is the biggest problem with Teams. I use Teams everyday in the Federal Gov't, and the absence of proofing tools wastes a lot of time.
How on earth is this still an issue... Ideally Teams should use the same custom dictionary as Office.
The absence of proofing tools (spell check, autocorrect) is the biggest problem with Teams. I use Teams everyday and the absence of proofing tools wastes a lot of time. Ideally Teams should use the same custom dictionary as Office.
DeWayne Kuhn commented
Really need an editable dictionary
How on earth is this still an issue...
I work in a professional environment that needs clear-cut accurate spelling. Plus, we have thousands of acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon which are not in the Teams dictionary. It's quite annoying at times. Please follow through with this request.
Please, DO IT!
Chris Conley commented
Bonus points if you unify the dictionaries used by Office products, backup that dictionary to the cloud, and allow us to export the dictionary.
Adding words to the dictionary has only been in Word for... 20+ years... it makes no sense the product would release without the same functionality.
This should be part of the standard pattern! Spell-check =>user updateable dictionary!
Does it really take 4+ years to get such an obvious feature in?
Stop making arbitrary and pointless layout changes and focus on the basics - PLEASE!