I'm having issues with the footnote feature in Indesign 16.1. When I import a .docx file, Indesign does not pay attention to my footnote specifications. In particular, it ignores the settings about what to put after the footnote number. In this case I want to add a period followed by a tab, so I put that in the footnote options. But Indesign ignores it and just puts a space. Since this document has 3075 footnotes, hand fixing them is not an option. If I flow the same .docx file into Indesign 15.1.3, it behaves correctly. I have used exactly the same process and file for importing into Indesign 15 and 16
Similarly, if I save the .docx file to .doc, it also behaves correctly. (Though if I then save the .doc file back to .docx, it doesn't work any more.) I have tried this with multiple word files and multiple Indesign files, always with the same result.
Is this a bug? I have tried deleting caches but it does not help.