OK, good to see that there are some opinions on this...
Here's how it all started: I had a bunch of "ugly" output - formatted by an engineering program for the days of continuous feed dot matrix or whatever printers. My experience long, long ago is that getting the margins right on these things is a fool's task. It was so much easier to let the printout go as it had to and then photocopy the result on 8-1/2 X 11 paper and use it accordingly.
Well, I don't want to do that any more. I set up a Word template with the company calculations header – including logo, project, subject, sheet no_ of_, job number, designed by, checked by, etc., etc. – that I could cut and paste or open-as-text the output reports into and, I thought, I had a really nice, slick, professional looking document that complimented my calculations (not to mention that it was quite useful, improved readability, etc.). All win-win, right? Well, I was informed that output reports should be provided in the calculations as they are and that I should NOT reformat this kind of output. Reason: the liability for the output is not the company’s but the software authors’.
I didn’t argue and complied.
But it really bothered me. A) yeah, sure, the liability is on the software folks; it’s on the engineer using the program. B) Can that be for real?