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.
Two years and this hasn't moved. Come on this should be a no-brainer.
John Pilzner commented
Finding an engineer that can spell must be harder than I realized. ;)
Xavier Donat commented
@Suphatra would you be abe to share an update on that topic please?
Mike Cepalo commented
Most annoying thing is that if you use Google Chrome and Web app spellcheck will work like charm. Even with Dev Edge, that I use now I can use Grammarly. However Team desktop App despite claiming in HELP that it has spellcheck as you type, don't have one.
I'm using the Teams Windows Desktop client, and while it has an auto-spellcheck, there is no way to add words to it. My phone can add words to its spellcheck dictionary, why can't Teams offer the same ability?
Every company uses words every day that won't be in a "standard" dictionary. The first example I think of would be names of people, products or, featrues. I should be able to tell Teams that a word is valid so that I'm not picking and choosing which red underlined words are valid and which aren't
Jordi Franch commented
Seems somehow disrespectful to say they are "Working on it" for months.
This is not a free software that is provided 'as is'.
There is no easy way to switch between languages. In many places we are people working in multiple languages and for some stupid reason the MS tools of late, have lost the capability that was there for a long time: to easily right-click and choose what language you want proofing in. Its very annoying to get red underline on everything you write
Chrome and Firefox both have this feature. MS Office has this feature.
Please add this feature. Without the ability to customize the dictionary, I feel the spell check feature hasn't really been properly implemented and is broken instead.
This request has been up since May 5 2017.
Please include Spell Checking and Proofing Tools in Planner.
Currently Descriptions, Checklists and Comments are not spell-checked.
This makes it difficult to search if keywords have been misspelt.
It's also inconsistent with the rest of the Teams user interface. Spell check is available on conversations and chat.
Robert Piesz commented
How is this not standard? Please implement this, spell check works in the chat on the desktop app, but in the planner when I make buckets or tasks, there is ZERO spell checking.
please add the option to "add to dictionary". I'm tired of seeing the red squiggles.
@Microsoft - is this back underway? It looks like this is labled as "working on it", but the commentary isn't congruent with that...
Should be possible to differentiate between interface language and proofing language for content/conversations. Currently, spell check is limited to interface language as overall language setting.
I have been enjoying the "Translate" function on my MS Word 2016 for mac licence. A few days ago my version got auto-updated and the Translate function has been removed. Talked to your help-desk technician and they said the Translate function has been removed from 2016 mac licence and it is now exclusive for Office 365 and Office 2019 subscribers. And my only solution is to pay for an upgrade if i would like to get back this function. This is not acceptable at all. Microsoft cannot just auto-update my version and remove basic function like this, what if i paid for the new version and a few years later they removed other basic functions like "spell check" or "auto-correction" and made it exclusive for the newer version. The Translate function has been very useful and i have been enjoying it for a long time. Please bring it back!
Charles Kelsoe commented
I thought Teams was part of the Office solution. As such why is it not using the same proofing tools as Word, Excel, etc.? The fragmentation of development with Office, Teams, OneNote, the new **** OneNote AWP, etc. is really disheartening.
My name is Aram! My name is not a typo!
Adding another voice to the choir - applying the standard Office dictionary to Teams is a must.
Add spell check along with the able to Delete old message like Skype
Mike G commented
I hope Microsoft has found a replacement by now for the engineer who was working on this. The current dictionary doesn't even recognize OneNote! And there's no way to add it...
Dawn Hodges commented
Just came to this to see what sort of dictionary is being used for Teams. It's telling me that remediate is not a word or misspelled.