Footnote reference number is changing line spacing in Word after compilation

I have been compiling a scrivener file to Mac Word, then scanning (using Bookends). The footnotes have been increasing line spacing wherever they occur (see below). The footnote reference number seems to create space above itself.

What would be causing this?

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My guess is that it’s the superscript of the footnote text that causes this to occur, in combination with whatever your line spacing or line height settings are. I can’t reproduce the problem myself, even with a 12-point Times New Roman font using single line spacing, so it must be a setting somewhere. If you can zip up and attach a sample project that exports these results, I’d be happy to take a look.

All the best,