Make a backup copy of waht you have, for safety, the try the following GREP find/change:
That should swap the period and the footnote marker.
Be sure to specify the paragraph style of your body text in the search. And have body and footnotes assigned a different style. Otherwise, it will move the periods in the acutal footnotes as well.
Not unless you have footnote reference markers inside the footnotes.
You're right. I see now what I did.
The code I created while working one this was missing the all-important \ before the period, so it moved any character that followed the footnote. It was moving the tab following the numbering in the actual footnotes.
Yeah, you need that \ to convert the dot from any character to a literal period.
I'm a little surprised, though that it finds the tab after the marker in the footnote text. but doesn't find a period aspplied as a suffix. I guess it's similar to an automatic number or bullet -- the suffix isn't "real" text and can't be selected independently.