When I was working on my dissertation, the one pain I had to endure was the process of going from Scrivener to the final printed chapter. I had to export my draft to an RTF file, scan it with Bookends, then convert the RTF file to a DOC file with MS Word, and finally open the DOC file for final page layout in Pages. This somewhat convoluted process would’ve been endurable hadn’t it been for MS Word’s behavior–many times it just scrambled my format and initial font settings, others it would just refuse to load the document, and so forth.
I’m glad to report that MS Word is out of my workflow now thanks to Bookends newly implemented support for Pages. You export your file from Scrivener to an RTF file, open and save it in Pages, and Bookends can scan it, replace citations and produce a bibliography which is attached at the end of your Pages document. I was worried about footnotes, the bane of Pages’ handling of RTF files, but I’m happy to report that, though not true footnotes, they are exported as formatted endnotes at the end of the document.