# Reducing the size of footnote marks in text

I'm trying to change the size of footnote marker in the text, making it smaller, but no success.

Here is what I have in preamble: (slightly changes example from memoir class which I'm using)

\renewcommand{\@makefnmark}{\hbox{\textsuperscript{\tiny{\@thefnmark}}}}


but at compilation time all I get is

l.16 \renewcommand{\@makefnmark}
{\hbox{\textsuperscript{\tiny{\@thefnmark}}}}
?


and no effect.

What am I doing wrong? Is there other way to explicitly change the size of footnote marker from normal text size to smaller?

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Maybe the superiors package is something for you. –  clemens Aug 24 '12 at 12:33
You need to enclose your redefinition in \makeatletter ... \makeatother –  Sašo Živanović Aug 24 '12 at 12:39
@SašoŽivanović I've been doing that all the way long, but nothing changes... –  Andrey Aug 24 '12 at 12:46
hmm... I'll post my document. –  Sašo Živanović Aug 24 '12 at 12:51
Welcome to TeX.SX! You should indeed add a fully compilable minimal working example (MWE). Also there should be an error message in the line before l.16 \re.... –  canaaerus Aug 24 '12 at 12:52

This works for me, both for memoir and article class.

\documentclass{memoir}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\@makefnmark}{\hbox{\textsuperscript{\tiny{\@thefnmark}}}}
\makeatother

\begin{document}
Some text.\footnote{A footnote.}
\end{document}

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Thank you very much. Your example works perfectly. Though in my case it does not even when relevenat part is copypasted from your code... Guess in my case I need to disable certain packages/options and search for clash. But nevertheless it is weird.. Thank you once again. –  Andrey Aug 24 '12 at 14:19
Hello once again. Well everything boiled down to XeTeX, unfortunately, xunicode was the reason somehow. As soon as I switched back to pdflatex, the abovementioned code worked perfectly... –  Andrey Aug 24 '12 at 17:12