So, following your kind encouragement, I’ve taken the plunge, become a true Scrivener-phile, and started writing …
As several of you suggested I practise compiling and editing as I go along, that’s what I’ve just done - and come across some issues which I am sure are easily solvable, but I wondered if anyone had some good ideas.
I did what KB said (I think) and compiled for export as RTF (there were several options - perhaps I should have chosen print?)
I then used ‘open with’ and opened in Word, where, sure enough, my footnotes were in evidence. BUT - their formatting was all weird and funny - some bold, some not, varying fonts. Also, when I chose ‘view-header and footer’ in Word to ‘modify style’ (that’s my usual way in Word of getting my footnotes formatted as I want them consistently) the imported footnotes weren’t part of the footer. That may not matter?
Lastly, the doc had my working title as a kind of header in the top right hand corner, which I won’t want in the long run I don’t think.
I am SURE that what I should do is go back to the tutorial and re do it all - this is a cheat’s (lazy) way of maybe finding what I need to know, at the same time as seeking reassurance and the friendly support of this forum. Do tell me to take a running jump and do the tutorial again before I seek help, if that is what protocol dictates I should do, I wouldn’t mind at all!
Best wishes to all