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.
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?
Y. Magee commented
Will Teams either sync the dictionary with Office365, or allow users to set up pesonal AutoCorrect words? Please!!
Any updates on this from Microsoft please?
Even text tools on Windows CE were better than Teams current dictionary. Quite how a Nokia 3310 could have better predictive text capability is beyond me.
>>> 2018 <<<
Mike Williams commented
Hey Suphatra, all of Teams needs to have its basic international sufficiency engineering addressed. The more things you pile on broken infrastructure, the harder it gets to fix.
Notice also that any Office documents created in Teams also default to English(US) despite all settings (Windows, Office, keyboard, browser) to the contrary. Teams doesn't even honour the language settings in its own user profile preferences.
Jeff Adams commented
Not only lack of the autocorrect, but the lack of auto-capitalization at the beginning of sentences and the lack of auto-punctuation at the end of sentences is keeping users here from using Teams instead of Outlook.
I need a custom dictionary.
The omission of a reliable (and trainable) dictionary is, simply put, unacceptable for an application like this. The majority of users are working in business settings, many of which still hold standards that messages will be somewhat professional in nature. Teams makes it very challenging to hold that standard.
In addition to what other users have been saying, I would also like to point out that Teams currently marks most contractions as incorrect but then gives the same contraction as a suggestion. See screenshot attached. This is a pretty obvious programming error and likely represents rushed delivery / a lack of good oversight during development.
Please take these suggestions seriously, Microsoft. Just because many users are locked into the Microsoft ecosystem doesn't mean they should have to put up with this sort of nonsense.
heather mccolgan commented
I also would like to see a spell check, please!
Does anyone else have the issue where genuine words are being flagged as being incorrectly spelt with some suggestions (when right clicking on the word) not being actual words? I've attached a few examples and listed more below:
"any" - spelling suggestions include "and" and "Dany"
"box" - spelling suggestions include "boy" "xox" (pretty sure that's not even a word) and "Xbox"
"say" - spelling suggestions include "yay"
"many" - spelling suggestions include "man"
"call" - spelling suggestions include "cell", "ball", "all" and "cal" (pretty sure that's not even a word)
"but" - spelling suggestions include "bit", "bus", "bug" and "out"
"found" - spelling suggestions include "sound"
"even" - spelling suggestions include "Leven" (pretty sure that's not even a word) and "event"
"form" - spelling suggestions include "from" and "for"