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.
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To all techs making spell checkers: please add an option to turn it off. Spell checkers annoy me more than wet socks!
In Teams, I am struggling to have a normal conversation with anyone because I write in two languages. Since I've been to school, I know how to spell, but every word I type is underlined! Turning it off is impossible, for no apparent reason.
Spell checkers are by far the most annoying "features" forced onto everyone in many apps. ALWAYS make them optional.
Marshall Crumiller commented
The dictionary is also atrociously lacking in actual words, constantly marking actual words as incorrectly spelled. For example: I've, you've, they've, we've, should've. Not a single one of those words is in the dictionary.
Two things should be done: 1) update to a dictionary that includes common English words such as those listed above, and 2) allow custom entries to be added.
A thesaurus would be extremely useful to me! Just the same right click>synonyms that you get in Word!
I would just like spell check to work in Teams. I've searched far and wide, and tried every suggestion, but nothing works.
Lawrence S commented
Yes Please!. Using teams much more now and the inflexible spell check, autocorrect and no ability to add items to dictionary slows down chatting.
We are using this now since we're all working from home. Any update? The amount of time wasted without autocorrect, spellcheck and dictionary is horrible. Please! Need it now!
I hope you have found a replacement for that engineer that left in november of 18. I'm sure that the market for employees will improve with the new covid-19 situation?
But seriously, any updates?
Dave Kibblewhite commented
The ability to add words to the dictionary is a must. Almost every company in the world has a list of unique words/acronyms that are a part of their daily communications and having these flagged as spelling errors is annoying to say the least.
Hmm, this is March 2020 and not sure Working on it still cuts the mustard......
Considering this is becoming one of the primary communication tools in business (particularly with COVID-19). I'm surprised it doesn't work. spell check capabilities in applications is so last century.....
Full Grammar processing would be great and is expected, but at least let us add words to the Dictionary that Microsoft apparently doesn't know how to spell. Too many correct English words are selected as incorrect. And contractions? I'm tempted to avoid them because I don't like all the red underlines on my input. Of course, this is probably mentioned many times below. If a word is selected by the current "dickshunairy", a right click and selection of the recommended (same) word is still reported as incorrect. Wow. Need to get the Windows 10 developers off this product. Come on MS, shine on at least some products.
Standard text fields on macOS automatically support multi-language spell checking, and a whole lot of other useful functions. In Teams, all I get is Cut, Copy and Paste. It's pretty pathetic.
How is it possible that a word processor doesn't have "add to dictionary" this millenium?
Alberto M Angulo commented
In nowadays multilingual support business is a must-have.
Joanna Pascal commented
Hello! any updates?
Can we get an update? It's been over a year!
Hi, having multiple language spell check support in MS Teams is a necessity.
Need the same. Whole team is working remotely due to COVID-19 and it's become a much more annoying issue that the basic spelling tools aren't available in chats, and worse, that the standard MacOS autocorrect function is somehow disabled too.
Jon Orton commented
For a "flagship" product, the fact that the dictionary and spell check are so horrible is kind of sad. Please prioritize fixing this MS! If you would like good adoption, fix it. My EU's question Teams, because the spellchecker is so bad.
FYI, path to the Teams Dictionary file is:
Suphatra: so what's up since 1.5 years?