I'm writing a book and it requires an immense amount of footnotes, endnotes and a bibliography. I started in Word, and after 200 references and 300 citations, Word is slow and clunky. I am now switching to Mellel.
My question is what would be a good workflow to bring the Mellel document into InDesign that would make type-setting easy and automated as much as possible. I'm using styles, of course. Should I export to a particular format (RTF?) or is docx better for import into InDesign from a Word Document? It seems counterintuitive (to export to another format first) perhaps it might be better to simply hire a professional typesetter to import the document. I was thinking of saving time and money by paying someone to fine-tune an existing InDesign document that was already imported.
I should mention that I have worked with InDesign designing graphic intensive (minimal text).