ChemicalRascal: Don't speak to me like that.
Documents aren't distributed in .doc formats. That's a proprietary format for a proprietary text editor that can't be opened and edited without expensive proprietary software. We are working on a free software project, and we've made it clear we want to encourage the use of free tools, hence why we're encouraging people to use Blender and such. LaTeX is powerful, free and multiplatform.
I can't see the template for the design doc. I assume it's probably fantastic, but I can't read it because I haven't got the money nor the inclination to buy Microsoft Office. It's not even a .docx file, which can be opened by LibreOffice and such. I haven't installed LibreOffice, because it's a resource hog and really clunky. At least it was last time I used it, which admittedly before the name change.