@rjbull - thanks for the mention of TED. I took a quick scan of the features list and was quite impressed. I've been looking for something that was small, made extensive use of key combos, and offered word completion.
Sadly, TED Notepad's word completion only works on the basis of the document in hand. I.e., you have to write a bit before it can pick up your previous text and use it as the basis for completion. There's no independent standing word list, which limits its usefulness. For free-standing word expanders/completers/correctors, take a look at Typing Assistant
. Typing Assistant is one of Bits du Jour's Every-Day Deals
(30% off, it's about the third or fourth page down) and it's been on offer at DC in the past. Alternatively, Comfort Software
's Comfort Keys or Comfort Typing, with a different feature set, or Phrase Express
, one version of which is free for personal use.
I should add, Typing Assistant (the one I currently use) meets superboyac's criteria for speed etc. It's modestly priced, and has portable as well as installer flavours.