Usually what I've done in the past is just copy the source as plain text, and add in any embedded links manually. Copying the source as rich text saves me that step, but it also preserves the font formatting, which in general I don't want to do. All in all, deleting or editing the font formatting takes more time than just copying the embedded links.
So, it was good to get the practice, but it took an inordinate amount of time (especially with my very modest html skills). And it reminded me of one thing that bothers me about composing on DW: I'm not seeing the formatting buttons on the html tab, only on the WYSIWYG rich text editor. The LJ composing page lets you click the buttons in the html editor and see the code as it is applied, which I find useful.
Hoping DW will consider adding this feature as well. Or is there a work-around I don't know about?