As discussed at the User Group meeting yesterday, I have now configured the WYSIWYG editor to have the full toolbars with all the features wherever it is used, and not just when in the CMS.
This means that I can now mess around with the fonts, colours and styling of text, paste from Word, edit tables, find/replace, edit raw HTML etc. from anywhere that uses the WYSIWYG editor.
Please let me know how you get on. I'm not completely sure this is the right thing to do, so it'd be interesting to know if you find it better or worse, or whether you don't really mind either way! :-)