How do you old timers go about composing for WP? I think I'm doing the worst possible thing, which is use Word while manually typing tags in for formatting (italics mostly). After I'm done I just paste it into the WP composition box.
There must be a better way. At the least, I'd really like to be able to see the italics without tags while composing, then click a button or something for last minute conversion to html. I tried using Word like this, but it had two pages of header garbage, plus paragraph and page break junk that WP does automatically.
Another annoyance is that I sometimes cross post my entries on a bulletin board that uses "BB code" instead of html, so I have to search and replace
<em> for [i], and so on. If anyone has a way around this, I'd love to hear it.