Antiword: MS Word Document Reader
There’s not much to say about Antiword that isn’t in the post title. Antiword is a free Word document reader that converts the binary files of Word 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003 to text and PostScript files. There are versions available for most operating systems popular and obscure.
According to the website, Antiword is still a “work in progress.” However, it should work for all but the most complex documents.