I post messages to sites running Haloscan or similar no-frills comments boards. Typically these sites support only basic HTML tags, and require one to manually type out HTML tags for italics, bolding, hyperlink, etc.
Is there any application (freeware would be nice) or technique to improve upon adding such tags from scratch each time, one that would work on any basic text editor, e.g. in Haloscan or Wordpad?
As a non-technical user, I can envision a nifty tool like the one employed here, or a simple program that, say, allows one to block text and then use CTRL + hotkey or invoke a simple menu that would easily slap italics tags or whatever on the blocked text.
I’ve Googled for “HTML” tag applications, but am overwhelmed by listings for advanced HTML web publishing tools which is way over my head. I’d just like a simpler, foolproof method for inserting basic HTML tags on comments boards that support basic HTML text-enhancement. Thanks.