converting grey background footnotes to symbol

I’ve got too many footnotes and it’s getting cluttered so I wanted to begin using the symbol option. I’ve switched it on in the Project/Text Preferences box, but it seems only to affect new notes. Is there a way to get scrivener to replace all the grey backgrounded footnote refs with the symbol in my existing doc?

Not as such, but there is a workaround. I recommend backing up the project first, though. Once you’ve done that, load the documents into scrivenings mode, then go to Format > Convert > Inspector Footnotes to Inline Footnotes, then, once that’s done, select Format > Convert > Inline Footnotes to Inspector Footnotes. That should do the trick.

Hope that helps.

All the best,

Brilliant–that did the trick! Many thanks.