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.
Any progress on this? Users are complaining...
Greg Eisenberg commented
Every company has their own vocabulary. Each TEAM has its own vocabulary. It is PART of team and company culture.
It is very aggravating when my company's name is highlighted as misspelled word in my chats, or wikis or other aspects of MS Teams.
Ideally we would have a COMPANY level dictionary which all Teams in MS Teams gets, and then Teams can manage their own dictionary too. The Dictionary itself can be generally hidden - just give me the right-click "Add to dictionary" option so we can start to build the dictionary. Even if on first release I could not edit the dictionary to remove words or bulk add - that would be fine from my POV.
The must is currently follow regional/keyboard settings for autocorrect and not the app display language.
One more person for the list who thinks that this should not be its own separate dictionary (esp from other MS/Office products), and at the very least should allow us to add custom words to it.
Doug Powell commented
Agree, this should not be an isolated dictionary but using the built in office custom dictionary.
Jovan Marjanovic commented
This product can not be deployed in productiion wihout the fix.
Please add! This is Super Frustrating!
This is frustrating. This should be a BASIC feature that has been missed! Please add!
Soooo... It seems work on this feature started in July, then the developer left (meaning only 1 persone was working on this?!).
Any updates yet?
I think this is an extremely important feature for me. I use a lot of technical words which are not contained within the default dictionary. Being able to add those words would help a lot!
Edwin Jones commented
Most importantly, please let the user disable all spell checking and autocorrecting etc. completely!
Doug Powell commented
Adding my two cents. Simply tie into the existing Office language, correction and location tools. I really dislike having so many custom dictionaries since I use the auto correct extensively for engineering, mathematical symbols and the like. Thanks!
It should just detect what language you are typing in automatically. And switch spell correction to that. I believe this is now a global setting in windows 10, that is not respected by teams desktop app.
Mike Williams commented
Not just proofing tools, but also locale settings like date format. It's very confusing and ambiguous seeing mm/dd/yyyy all the time outside the USA (especially when dd <= 12) .
IMHO these basic items have gone way downhill since the 90s when they "just worked" in all Microsoft products. [Ex Office intl8n and proofing tools PM speaking here!]
ken tang commented
add auto correct function, or even AI keyboard suggest function
to desktop version.
spelling check is really importing in working env.
Chris Conley commented
Need the ability to add words to dictionaries as well. Bonus points if Office starts using a per-account dictionary that syncs with Windows 10.
Zoltán Lehóczky commented
Related idea: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33211477-spell-check-in-muliple-languge Or maybe multi-language spell checking is also already being worked on Warren?
As a recent new user to MS Teams, this is one of the most frustrating aspect of the product.
It would be great if multiple languages could be supported. I am currently running Teams with DE language setting and the chats with my English speaking colleagues are marked completely red.
Please add this feature!