Format of the test report
Our team is responsible for web application testing. We’ve recently faced a question of providing the most common (and what is more important, the most convenient and handy) format of displaying data in a detailed test report: pdf, email, html, excel, word, etc. We would appreciate your sharing your experience and practice of representing detailed test results.
Since you seem to imply that you already know what data you are going to report on, why not have data populated real time and accessible via the intranet? At MS all test results are available to everyone on the project team via the intranet. Test data is usually consumed across the organization differently, especially in large organizations. So, people can either get a high level view, or do a deep dive into key areas. Additionally, in some groups we have TV monitors in halls displaying dashboards of high level test data and project status. Some teams also have weekly project mail summarizing overall status; including high level test status and "red flags."