Heike Behl, Ph.D. wrote:
An even better tool is AutoHotkey (download for free).
The problem with Auto text is that you run into problems when words start with the same letter or letter sequence. In those cases, I find this tool rather hindrance than help.
AutoHotkey lets you define any key combination to trigger the word in question. E.g. you could define "cb" as "checkbox". AutoHotkey works with a script that allows you to do all kind of things with the push of a key combination such as open programms, re-define key combinations etc. It comes with a help file with lots of examples, and the shortcut function for long or frequently repeated words is extremely easy to use.
Furthermore, AutoHotkey is program-independent, ie. you can use the same shortcut keys in all programs.
I'll look into it.
And pray I don't run into trouble.