It’s a waste of time to try to get users of Microsoft Word to learn to format documents without unbridled use of the space bar and multiple use of undefined tab settings. They also should learn that there are better ways to create horizontal rules than with the underline character, and that the use of periods is not a good way to simulate dot leaders.
All of this produces ragged lines of text and columns of numbers that do not align with any degree of precision.
I receive literally hundreds of these poorly-created files in my work as a graphic designer because users of MS Word could not be bothered with learning a few easy-to-learn and simple-to-use formatting commands. Most of them also do not understand that the rule of two spaces between sentences went out with the typewriter, and that the period goes inside a closing quotation mark.
It takes a lot of work for me to reformat these files in order to make them more attractive for publication. I guess that’s why they pay me the not-that-big bucks.