Need Proofing in Teams
(CREATING THIS AS THE ORIGINAL WAS HELD DUE TO DEV LEAVING COMPANY. USE AS NEW CASE)
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).
Charles Hanskat commented
Many others said it well. If you include a spell check function it needs to have an editable dictionary. Especially for industry-specific terms that usually aren't in the standard dictionary.
Office has a dictionary. OneNote has a separate dictionary. Why is this hard? Do Microsoft employees even use Microsoft products? I bet you're all out there typing spell-checked replies on the latest MacBook, aren't you?
Dave Williams commented
This is especially needed for company specific technical terms.
We have code snippets but not spelling, You learn spelling in Grade school, but it is not part of a Microsoft product?...
Yes please this is a really really really irritating!
Add to Dictionary needs to be part of this as well
Not sure how an application that revolves around the written word didn't get a decent spell checker. Please add "Add to Dictionary" function.