Adjusting the spacing in MS Word format

Reports that look good in pdf files, appear in MS Word (2007) with minimal space between rows of a table or grid. Is seems that padding and margins are completely ignored. In the BIRT-EXCHANGE forum they say that it is a bug of BIRT.

Is there anyone that knows a good workaround?

Bumping this post, April 2022 here and see padding is still ignored. Is there a known workaround?