Import of existing text with footnotes

Hi, I am a new user to Scrivener. I have lots of text with numbered footnotes to be imported from Word into Scrivener. I understood I should import the files in .rtf format. BUT, how do I get the footnotes displayed in Scrivener as numbered footnotes, and is it at all possible? Worst, I can transfer them to the Inspector, but I do not want to loose the potential of Inspector notes as a place to put private technical notes that won’t be included in the final compiled and exported document. There must be some solution as most of academics use numbered footnotes as a matter of course… Thanks a lot, otherwise a perfect tool, this Scrivener! :smiley: