Indeed, the BlogDesk program has three nice little tabs across the top of the area you type in your post to make your “more” and “excerpt”. I will have to say I very much prefer the MORE button in Live Writer. I allows you to come back after the fact and pick your more spot without any cutting and pasting. But, the Excerpt piece is there. On the other hand it looks like I have to go into the WordPress admin interface anyway to set the “custom” value that lets my feature post image show up. I wonder if any of the offline tools have that functionality in them?