Did what I suggested in the previous thread work?
Yes. That worked for keeping the footnotes numbering superscript in the text. Thank you!
Now I need the numbering of the footnotes in the lists of footnotes to be superscript without changing them one at a time. I have hundreds of footnotes.
Well, normally all your footnotes will have a paragraph style applied to them. So it should be possible to do a simple search and replace: Search for a footnote indicator (^F) with your footnote style applied, and change with a superscript character style.
Hi Obi-wan. May the force be with you.
Jongware's answer is no different to mine, except he does it with a GREP style. I prefer to avoid mass use of GREP styles because they can slow InDesign down. In a document where text is being constantly edited and re-edited, perhaps it makes sense. But footnotes are quite static normally, so I can't see a reason to use a GREP style.
I understand Obi-wan's answer (Jongware's answer) and I didn't understand your (Ariel's) answer. But Jongware's method worked well!
What I suggest is simply to do a regular Find/Change on your document, searching for every instance of footnote reference marker that is in your footnote paragraph style. And replacing (i.e. applying) a superscript character style to that marker. You click on Change All, and it's done.
It is better than Jongware's solution because the suggestion of using GREP styles on hundreds of footnotes markers throughout a document is likely to slow down InDesign.
I understand that I would use Find/Change but how do I search for footnote reference markers? And how do I replace anything with a character style? In the Find/Change window I don't see any way to apply styles.
To search for the footnote marker, the code is: ^F (you can find these
codes if you click on the flyout menu to the right of the Find What field).
To apply a character style to the found text, click in the "Change
Format" box at the bottom of Find/Change. A window will open -- select
the character style you want to apply there.
Find/Change (and GREP Find/Change) are very powerful tools. You should
read up about them -- don't expect to pick it all up from the forums.
I understand now. Thank you. It does work.
Where can I read about Find/Change? On Adobe's online Help?