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Does anyone have any idea why this isn't being applied? I want a full point and an emspace after the footnote number before the footnote text, which is what I've told it to do but all it's doing is putting a normal space in.

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This occurs if your footnotes for some reason has been manually edited (or perhaps imported from a Word document). The link to the footnote formatting is broken and the footnotes no longer reflect the changes you make.

A solution can be:

  • Enter Type > Document Footnote Options.
  • Set Footnote Formatting > Separator to a single space (like it is currently).
  • Press Tab to leave the text field.
  • Set Footnote Formatting > Separator to whatever you want.

This way you should be able to reset the formatting and gain automatic control again.

If this fails you can try to use Type > Convert Footnotes and Endnotes to first convert the footnotes to endnotes and then convert them back to footnotes.

(Btw: I don't think you want that "\" in your separator. The "." doesn't need to be escaped, it's not a GREP selector.)

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  • Brilliant. Thanks, Wolff! Apr 11 '20 at 15:07
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    Glad to help! If the solution worked for you please consider accepting the answer.
    – Wolff
    Apr 13 '20 at 13:38

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