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Direct formatting, i.e. manual formatting with menus and buttons, has no effect on footnote anchor. To change note anchor appearance, you must modify Footnote Anchor character style. This is so because notes involve specific processing and Writer internally takes control. What LO Writer does can be tuned through specific character styles which names are defined in Tools>Footnotes/Endnotes.

• Press F11 to show the style navigator

• Click on the second icon from the left in the tool bar (Character Styles)

• Right-click on Footnote Anchor and choose Modify