Reporting DOC format cannot use table and bands

I am trying to use a table and a band to show a list of record in DOC format (not DOCX).
This report will work is I used DOCX format. But when I use DOC format, the report fails.
I want to use DOC format because the handling for Text Boxes is better in DOC format than DOCX (it doesnt’t work in DOCX format).

Is this a limitation of DOC format ?