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.
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
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.