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.
I just need Teams (and all Microsoft applications) to recognize interoperability and EHR as words, please! EHR was used by the federal government for billion dollar programs going back 10 years now!
The engineer left 2018, it is now 2021..... Snails moves faster in my part of the world.
Matt Hinnebusch commented
It is very disappointing that this basic piece of a text editing environment is missing. It is even more disappointing that it appears that Microsoft has not worked on this basic functionality for user productivity and data quality for more than one year. Are you listening Microsoft?
Miranda Michalski commented
Agreed. I appreciate spell check, but it's flagging proper names in my communications, so I'm not seeing when I'm misspelling names of people and places.
amazing that this is not yet implemented
Since there isn't a way to "Like" comments, I guess I need to add my own...
Ditto to pretty much what everyone else has said. This should be a basic feature, and the fact that the last response was in 2018 is crazy disappointing.
Peter Colback commented
Custom dictionary please!! or allow it to use the same one as selected in other Office default on that device
Eric Bischof commented
Was the last update about this idea from MS really in Nov 2018?? They haven't replaced the engineer since then? Teams should just use the same spellcheck/proofing package that Outlook or Edge uses to keep things consistent. PLEASE..please, someone address this nagging headache.
It seems that Microsoft and Teams only support Anglo names and Microsoft as a company.
This seems culturally insensitive in this day and age.
Who even represents supporting the these insensitive ways?
But wait, look at Slack, proofing spelling is available and built in, but then, so is spelling and custom dictionary in most other enterprise applications, even from the last century.
Please please add proofing tools. More and more people speak multiple languages and this should be high priority for all, especially those that are paying a monthly subscription. Brgds,Ricky
My Spelling SUCKS, and we all really need HELP!
Can't you please just use the same spell check as O365?
Still an issue. Our company name, my boss's name and many technical terms that we use come up as incorrectly spelled with no way to Add To Dictionary.
@Suphatra The last update on this was 2 years ago...maybe you should update the status on this to "forgotten".
Is there any update? I would assume that you've replace the person that left by now.
Hello - is anybody monitoring this forum? It is embarrassing to not only have colleagues' names flagged as misspelled in MS Teams but the name of our company! Seriously folks...
I agree. Custom spell check dictionary in MS Teams please!
Simon Quarmby commented
Totally don't understand why this has not been enabled after several years... it's a really basic functionality that has even crept into web browsers, etc. How hard is it to get it into Teams???
Also, the latest Admin response for this is two years ago (Suphtra 02-Nov-2018) saying they are replacing the engineer working on this... are they still looking?
An up-to-date Admin comment would be welcome.
Why, if this piece of software is part of MS Office like they say it is, can it not use the existing dictionary?
This is an important piece of the puzzle.
One of the reasons I DETEST MS Teams is that it is full of these half implemented functionalities. It really feels cobbled together. This is not surprising since it is built on SharePoint and SharePoint has always felt cobbled together to me.
The fact the MS has completely ignored this issue, even with pages and pages of people pleading for it tells you what MS thinks of their userbase.
I work with a team in India. Many Indian names are not in the Teams dictionary. Being able to add their names to a dictionary would be very useful.
The last response was over two years ago. I think your customers have been suitably patient. Can we get an update?
To add to the above, I use TEAMS daily to update documents and other items. There is a spell check tool, but and option to add a word to the dictionary needs to be added as well. There are many names and product names that TEAMS does not recognize, so the Program shows the word misspelled.
Karen G commented
Did you replace the engineer yet? it's been two years!!