HTML, testing formating, and search

I'm putting three different issues here

The only way I can test HTML formatting on BC is to post that I know of. I write in Libra Open Office Word or MS Word, and I try to always use the .doc format so everyone (including old word users such as myself) can read it.

I need to add occasional special formatting. The big three are Bold, italics, and underline.

I'm writing them down as I call them up.

Is there a place on BC that I can put temporary test posts? I want to view them without posting them. I am helping someone else edit, it would be a handy feature.

The google search on BG is not very good, it inserts ads, and doesn't allow searching within a specific forum (such as the FAQ). Ignorance on my part, or just the way it is?