I've set up the WP 2.02 version including the TinyMCE distributed with that version for a client (*not* netsavvy). Currently I'm testing the installation and could pull my hair out over TinyMCE.
I ask it to do very simple things actually, left/right/centering and bolding. Else Imagemanager upload is used and it should be possible to c/p tables into the post.
But TMCE has a mind of it's own. It - in detail - formats and paragraph-formats every single line of input (I've never seen so much garbage in HTML result from but a few lines of input text). Quite a few HTML tags seem to clash with each other. Upon saving lots of the wanted ones are "lost", you have to re- and resave to make them hold.
Tables are completely thrown about and apart, a sysiphos work to use one. Even a clean html table (set up priorly handcoded in Notepad) c/p'ed into the workspace gets "transmogrified"...
I can't simply switch the thing to HTML entry. The client is unable to use that and would balk looking at code. But I also can't leave it as it is.
Are there better alternatives to TinyMCE? A way to make it "behave" (at least behave as well as e.g. Dreamweaver which is relatively low on trashy additions)? And is it possible to write a routine for TinyMCE which adds a preconfigured table at the push of a button?