This time I did not use the menu dialog under Type, but a selection of endnote texts and the context menu for converting selected endnotes to footnotes.
The results were not without flaw, but I think the results were the best ones with my sample document if I compare them with the ones I had with the dialog window under menu Type.
As before in the other two threads we start with the same test document that contains 7 endnotes in one story and no footnotes:
Structure of endnote texts with the Story Editor window:
This time I learned that it might be wise to select all the text of the endnotes if I want to convert all my endnotes to footnotes. Used the context menu command of the text selection. From my German InDesign 2020 this is "Ausgewählte Endnoten in Fußnoten konvertieren" ( Convert Selected Endnotes to Footnotes 😞
Just a note to all scripters around us:
This menu command cannot be accessed by scripting. There is no corresponding string available and if you try to invoke its associated menu action an error will be thrown saying that the object does not exist anymore.
On with the results in a couple of screenshots below.
6 endnotes were converted successfully.
1 endnote could not be converted.
FWIW: You will be able to see the result only after clicking the OK button of the message:
Ah. The one endnote text is remaining where the endnote special character is missing. Also the separator character and some additional text:
Let's see into the footnote text results.
Hm. We have 7 footnotes there. Obviously all 7 endnotes were actually converted and one of the endnotes were not removed in the process.
In two footnotes the first character of the footnote text is missing.
Manual formatting of the first text did not made it to the endnote text.
One of the special characters was also transferred in footnote 5.
Otherwise all seems well.
What is left? A look at the new footnote references and the one remaining endnote reference:
After I had my experience with the menu dialog under menu Type I am not surprised to see, that the formatting of the words is now on the footnote reference numbers and that we still can see one single endnote reference after footnote 4 reference.
All my test files can be downloaded from my Dropbox account: