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.
Microsoft Teams team: I get it, it takes time to get the full set of proofing tools (add/remove words from dict, multiple dicts, autocorrect, grammar, etc).
But could you at least allow me to *TURN OFF* spell-check red-squiggly underline? That should be a much smaller change that could be rolled out sooner, followed later by the full set of tools.
For anyone else reading this, use link below to vote for the much smaller change to turn off spell check red-squigglies.
Martin van Bellen commented
The fact that spell check is mandatory is a big nuisance to the non-English speaking community. Every single word I write gets the red squiggly underline because is is not in English. As a workaround, at least give us the ability to DISABLE spell check. That would be a vast improvement while work on this continues.
Thank you for your efforts.
Unusual that Microsoft would forget the option to 'add to the Dictionary' as part of its spell checking processes in Teams.
Hello? You have 75 MILLION daily active users. This really ticks me off.
Please get it done - decent spell checkers are simply standard for any popular software these days. Embarrassing for MS that Teams' is so woeful. (tried to type awful just then, messed it up and the spell checker offered me woeful but not awful. In this case, I was happy!)
Mark E commented
So what's the status here? I didn't realize that there was such a shortage of spell check software engineers.
If the plan is to make Teams our go to communication medium, it needs to have all the tools of what it's supposed to replace (e.g. Outlook).
Microsoft we expect your answer here
Hello? Almost two years later? Is there anyone at Microsoft working on this?
Methinks Suphatra has left to go to the same place the engineer went
Did the engineer leave with the spell check dictionaries??!!
That feature cannot be in progress since 2018!!!
So, since 2018 you are still working to find an engineer to finalize spell check?
This is crazy!
I canut buleive thise.
David Bryant commented
Three years and it still hasn't been corrected. Microsoft for the loss!
Microsoft, please give here a feedback to us
Jerry F commented
Mine doesn't even recognize contractions. "I've" shows as misspelled. It wants me to change it to "I've" and it still shows misspelled. This REALLY needs to be fixed.
Dave Rand commented
Another vote to be able to add the word highlighted by spellcheck in Microsoft Teams to the Office dictionary (via the normal context right-click?)
Add multi-language support in MS Teams or permit to use other programs like Grammarly
Dennis H Wilson commented
Suphatra, your last post on this is nearly 18 months old. Status please?
Please give us an update