For my professional writing, for tech news sites and tech vendors, nowadays I usually write in Markdown in Obsidian, export to Word using the Obsidian Pandoc plugin, and upload to Google Drive, convert to native Google Drive format, and share the link with the client.
Yeah, it’s a little fiddly but it only takes a couple of minutes.
Here’s why I do all that: Friday I get a Microsoft Word document back from a client for revisions. The Word document had a bullet list, and that bullet list needed to be revised. So, fine, I did the revisions in a half-hour…
… but in the course of that time, I lost the bullets on two of the items in the list, and spent an hour trying to figure out how to add those bullets again. I Googled, and asked ChatGPT, and Bing chat, and none of those tools provided the answer.
Today the answer occurred to me: I could duplicate the item that still had the bullet, and then paste the items with the missing bullets using “Paste and Match Formatting.” That didn’t work–but I was able at that point to add the bullets to their proper places, in the usual way.
I don’t run into those kinds of problems with Markdown. Markdown is predictable. Microsoft Word is not. There are even memes about how flaky and random Word can be.