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.
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!
Please add this! It should access the same dictionary as the rest of Office 365! Thank you!
Really we need ask for this function? I thought this was done and dusted 25 years ago!!
Karen Sigel commented
Me, too - times 1000! And add the ability to add custom words to the dictionary!!
Ron Allen commented
When will this be available and will it use the Word Custom dictionary?
Brandon Martin commented
The spell check function is very poor. The suggestions it makes occasionally do not even match the word that was originally typed.
Richard Morris commented
Please could you fix the dictionary in Teams - it's like it's American English, or something: I'm outside America and so would like proper English/World English, please. Or even, as the OP suggested, use the dictionary from Office.
Steve Glick commented
I too fully support this change and frankly would settle in the near-term just to have the ability to add words to its dictionary (ideally this would be the dictionary that Word uses). Especially from March 2020 to the present (Covid) Teams is now used by very nearly every one of our several thousand employees.
I'm doubting the information above that the request was accepted, planned and finally under development in 2018 but that a single engineer assigned to this task left in November 2018 and that halted development to the present. That is just not believable. With more than 130,000 employees in 2018 and > 160,000 now,
Seeing "Working On It" from January 2021 can't be correct and it impugns the integrity of this forum. This is a big deal for many customers, I'm guessing that many (like myself) are sizable enterprise accounts. According to the updates above, this task has been in development for 3 months in 2018 and 16 months since January, 2021. That just cannot be true--19 months of development and nothing to show.
Can we get an accurate story on the status of this request?
Steve in Dallas
David T Jones commented
This is really pathetic that this isnt fixed yet, people have been asking for this for years now.
Richard Kirk commented
Nothing in Development according to your roadmap:
Please add the capability of using the editable dictionary that the Office 365 suite of products uses. I find it very odd that this useful feature has not made it into the product so far.
Larry Griffin commented
Please get this working with the Office 365 Dictionary.
Dave Williams commented
Working on it still... Since 2018...
This will be the king of spell check.
Heck, it will even be able to write your whole message and answer is own questions.
Alixx P commented
please enable dictionary edits
Roberto De Almeida commented
Please, could you guys find a way to include an extension to Grammarly? I think they are the best grammar tool available now.
Exactly! Right now, Teams autocorrect is shabby at best. Attached is a screenshot of the autocorrect for "Thansk". Seems like a no-brainer but it's not...
Isn't it possible to just adopt the robust spell checking we find in Word?
Ansel CADD Support commented
Just starting using Teams today, and this is what makes me not want to use it - no ability to add words to Teams chat dictionary. I use a LOT of oddball "words" because of the industry I'm in and I use CADD programs (MicroStation and Civil 3D).
IRONY ALERT - Typing in MicroStation gave me the red squiggle, but HERE I can add to dictionary, but not in Teams hahahahahahaha.
Larry Griffin commented
Amen! Teams is lacking in the ability to add frequently used words to the Team's Dictionary and this is a needed feature.