Q: Has anyone come up with a workflow that begins in Scrivener, includes footnotes, and ends in Pages?
Background: I’m a new user trying to convince myself to register Scrivener (having registered and abandoned two similar apps for authors). Scrivener is definitely best in class, but if I can’t export footnotes out of it, then it will likely be a waste of time. Trouble is, I do my final polishing in Pages and must often distribute my work as MS Word docs.
Pages has done a reliable job for me of importing and exporting DOC files. Its RTF support is measly in comparison. I’ve searched the forums here and have learned that DOC exports from Scrivener are often RTFs, which explains why footnotes vanish when these files are opened in Pages. RTFD works, sort of, but requires me to manually edit each footnote’s format. They are not recognized as styled objects in Pages.
Please don’t advise me to switch to LaTeX or Word or what-have-you. I just need to know whether anyone has succeeded in coming up with a Scrivener->Pages workflow.
FWIW I’ve used the Pages feedback tool to request that Apple provide an “export to Pages” tool for developers.