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.
Frank Karluk commented
This hasnt been responded to since 2018. This needs attention. @Suphatra, please get this up and running. The use of having proofing tools like this in Teams is immediate. Many of my users rely on this.
Alvin Speer commented
Please fix the autocorrect or better yet, use my Office 365 dictionary and auto corrections for TEAMS!
Joan Lynn commented
Is this still being worked on? Last admin update was late 2018...
Why is there no feedback?????
Microsoft, please give a feedback here
When will be be able to edit the Microsoft Teams dictionary???
Roger Seekell commented
In the Windows client, we need add to dictionary and ignore, as in other Office products.
My gosh! Being able to add words to the dictionary would be such a simple programming addition in TEAMS and it is hard to believe it is still not available - what is going on MS?
Please don't make excuses, make good!
I just followed this post "https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/turn-off-spell-checking-in-teams/td-p/1252026" to disable the spell check since it gets words wrong and won't let me add words.
Jonathan Lee commented
Unbelievable that the product has been shipped without the capability to add words to the dictionary on the fly and edit the dictionary separately to remove words no longer required...!
And Microsoft haven't been able to find or recruit an engineer capable to doing this in the last 18 months???
Don't need to heavy-weight grammar stuff, but a simple non-English spell-check would suffice. It is convenient to replace typos by right mouse-click.
This is SO basic and already 3+ years old!
Red squiggles under contractions is beta testing territory sort of stuff!
Microsoft please give a feedback. No response sind 2018
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).