Is there a way to import MS Word files, with foot notes and all intact? Will it be possible to “get at” those same files again for revisions and additions? My lack of experience for take the blame for perhaps the most obvious answers.

Your Word documents haven’t been changed. What appears different is that they are displayed within DEVONthink using Apple’s Quick Look. The body text is displayed, but not with the original formatting and layout of the document.

To edit or print the document, open it under MS Word. This can be done either by selecting the Word document in the view window and clicking on the ‘Open Externally’ icon in the Toolbar, or by Control-clicking on the selected Name of the document and choosing the contextual menu option, ‘Open With’.

Thanks for help. Now it is only to find a practical work flow.