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.
Charles Yeomans commented
This is crazy that something could take so long to fix, which is a basic need.
Trying to get people to move from Email to Teams, and they Rubbish it because of limitations in the spell check.
Frustration is a strong driving force - or so it seems from all the adverse and often sarcastic complaints here. We too have switched to Teams, probably because you said to. As a software development company, we use many idiosyncratic words, and, of course our names. Too many of these are not in a standard dictionary.
Please link the spellcheck here to the Office spell check so we have consistency without duplication
Clarinet Benezra commented
Thanks for this and to the 175 commentators. In the meantime, can you tell us what dictionary Teams is using? It's not \Microsoft\Spelling\en-US, as far as I can tell, Roaming or otherwise. And as everyone has said... there's no "add to dictionary" option as in MS Word, right. So 90% of the text I'm writing is covered in red squiggle lines. This is pretty disruptive to me (maybe my visual impairment? I don't know) -- and there's no proofreading preferences to turn it off. So what dictionary is it using? I can add my "special words" to it, if someone can find it for me. I'm looking on my own but if anyone here has an "in" with the Teams team (ha) maybe they will just tell us where to find it... Thanks anyone who sees this and can help. I am clarinetbenezra at gmail.
Mike Williams commented
It should be noted also that when you create new documents in a Team, the default language is set to English (US) even if the Team language is say English(UK) or English(Australia). This means that the wrong proofing tools are invoked.
Michael Dickerson commented
Guys, it's only been like 15 months, give them time to reply, sheesh!
Ruth Knasin commented
I'm in a wiki page in Teams and have spell-check squiggles all over the place, but cannot locate a function to "ignore" or "add to dictionary". This makes beautifully written instructions look awful :-). Hope that's coming soon!
Ryan Elliott commented
Either teach MS Teams how to spell or let us edit the dictionary.
I'm commenting on Jamie's stretch goal. Companies like mine who utilize standardized Custom Dictionaries, Autocorrect, etc. to start with for all our employees absolutely require a single location where each those various files are stored (e.g. %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Office for Autocorrect and %APPDATA%\Microsoft\UProof for custom dictionaries) that both Teams and Office 365 Pro Plus/Office 2016 apps use. Without that, my fear is we'll get a lot of help desk calls when a user adds a new Autocorrect entry in Teams or in the other Office apps, but it doesn't work on the other side. I can't imagine anyone wanting to add a new word to a custom dictionary in Teams and then having to add it again in Word, PowerPoint, etc.
Spell check in multiple languages should be default for MS TEAMS!
Yes we need this feature, and the ability to add accepted words to the dictionary!
November 02, 2018 - "engineer working on this item has left the company"
Jan 22nd 2020 "cricket -cricket -cricket"
Seriously ... someone hasn't been assigned this item from the punch list?
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!