This is a known bug in Word (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;158625)
Their workaround recommendation is to place the insertion point after the footnote text, and press ENTER to add one or more blank lines (paragraphs).
My question is:
1. How do I determine if there are footnotes in the document
2. How to retrieve said footnotes
3. How to add blank lines