It is a refreshing change to be asked this question:

Can you handle MS-Word files, or would it be better to send you a plain text version?

My correspondent must be one of the fewest people who don’t assume the Earth’s population subscribes to Microsoft software. My answer, you ask?

thanks for asking; I can handle them, but I would prefer plain text.

I don’t actually have Microsoft Word, but I can handle most documents fine.