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.
Dennis H Wilson commented
Suphatra, your last post on this is nearly 18 months old. Status please?
Please give us an update
Gregory Mason commented
Is someone still working on it?
Our company uses a lot of product specific jargon - mostly acronyms.
Teams flags every one of them in red as spelling mistakes.
This has the appearance of MS telling us that our products are somehow illegal.
It's bad enough that we have to maintain separate dictionaries for Word and for each browser.
But to not even have a chance to add new words is very frustrating.
when will MS Teams Chat be able to have a feature to add words to the dictionary?
Microsoft please give us an update here
I don't believe this is an over site, omission, or glitch. I believe it is a deliberate decision by Microsoft to cut their cost for developing a new product. It just like not being able to breakout Teams conversations in separate windows or being able to search conversations through Outlook as you could do the Skype. It a pattern you see in all new MS products and releases. Every release has less functionality than the last. The federal government broke up AT&T and the Bell Companies because they were a monopoly and were non-competitive. MS is essentially a monopoly. Maybe it's time for the federal government to breakup MS and make them competitive again.
How's that replacement engineer coming on?!
Bhupinder Singh commented
Like others I'm waiting for this feature for a long time now.
Greg B commented
Really, Really...how can this be, MS' built-in custom dictionary doesn't interact with MS Teams?!? Fail, epic Fail. And years of complaints haven't seen this glaring oversight fixed...for what appears to be just a coding error?!?
Jerry Leveillee commented
I year later and we're still waiting for an engineer? How can one engineer leaving affect the delivery of a feature? Maybe it gets delayed and moved to a later sprint, but not left undone for a year!?!
Matt Hinnebusch commented
May we please have an admin update on this status.
Matt Hinnebusch commented
The lack of an "Add to dictionary" selection seems a gaping hole. Ideally, my personal dictionary would be integrated across all Microsoft applications.
How many years has Microsoft been delivering products which have dictionary support and allow you to personalise it by adding new words?
It's not a new concept, so why miss it out from this?
It's unbelievable that Microsoft is unable to add a dictionary function for MS Teams. Teams is part of the Office-365 suite and ALL other products of this suite support dictionaries and actually share the same personal dictionary, that allows a user to add new words (make the dictionary "learn" the terms that are used regularly). But in Teams this is not possible.
Jan Frederik Léger commented
Crucial feature lacking in MS Teams. No update for more than 1.5 years on this?
vbmxclbkm kljflkjsdfljk commented
Seriously, Microsoft!? How can you release a product that does not have this no-brainer feature? How can you "string us along" now for years with no updates and then blaming "the engineer that left the company" (above) as the reason for not implementing this feature!? C'mon.
CHRISTOPHER FINK commented
I am hoping that since 2018 there is some updated info. Especially with DOD and other larger firms using this medium. Adding the office/ or editable dictionary would be a huge benefit . Thank you for your time.
Are there any updates regarding the dictionary functionality being added?