Free MS Word
There are limited programs which will at least display Word documents and there is a chance one of these might open a corrupt Word document.
Name - Free Editor
Download URL - http://www.freeeditor.com/setup_freeeditor.exe
Developer - Grapefruit Software, LLC
OS - Windows All
File Size - 34.80 MB
Developer Provided Description - "Free Editor is a free piece of software which will allow you to open and edit many different types of files on Windows PC's. It supports most document formats such as .docx, .doc, .epub, .odt, .xls,
.xlsx and many more. It includes high performance features like a spell checker, printing capabilities as well as power editing features like hex and resource editors."
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Name - Free Opener
Download URL - http://dl8.iq8download.com/lm/cdn2/freeopener_1942.exe
Developer - EZ Freeware, LLC
OS - NA
File Size - 1.57 MB
Developer Provided Description - "Free Opener allows users to view, edit and print many different types of files without having to download specialty software. Currently, the software supports over 80 different file formats including Microsoft® Office Files (.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .msg, .vcf), Adobe® Files (.swf, .flv, .psd, .pdf) and many others."
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Name - Word 2003 Viewer
Download URL - Word 2003 Viewer
Developer - Microsoft
OS - Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP
File Size - 12020 KB
Supported Software Versions or File Systems - MS Word 2003/2002/2000/97
Developer Provided Description - "Word Viewer 2003 lets you open Word 2003 documents and documents created with all previous versions of Microsoft Word for Windows and Microsoft Word for Macintosh. In addition to Word document files (.doc), you can also open files saved in the following formats: Rich Text Format (.rtf), Text (.txt), Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml), WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd), WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd), Works 6.0 (.wps), Works 7.0 (.wps), XML (.xml)."
Comment - According to Microsoft occasionally corrupt Word files will open here too.
Name - Columbus Viewer
Download URL - Columbus
Developer - Oasys
OS - Windows2000/XP
File Size - 38Mb
Supported Software Versions or File Systems - Microsoft Office XP, AutoCAD 2004/2005/2006, Microstation V8 and Hewlett Packard HPGL/2
Developer Provided Description -
Comment - Also try the free Personal Version of the Columbus Viewer. Be sure to try to view it by right clicking on the file and choosing "view," rather than double clicking on the file as this will simply open the normal application associated with the file rather than the Columbus Native Viewer.
Name - antiword
Download URL - antiword-0_36- Windows.zip ( Windows port)
Developer - Adri van Os
OS - RISC OS, Linux/UNIX versions, FreeBSD, BeOS, OS/2, Mac OS X, Amiga, VMS, NetWare, Plan9, EPOC, Zaurus, DOS, Windows
File Size - 234 KB
Supported Software Versions or File Systems - Word 2/6/7/97/2000/2002/2003
Developer Provided Description - "Microsoft® Word only exists on platforms supported by Microsoft itself. On other platforms, reading Microsoft® Word files is usually difficult, sometimes expensive and often impossible.
I am busy writing a Microsoft® Word reader for Linux and RISC OS. This Microsoft® Word reader is called Antiword for reasons explained in the documentation. Antiword is a work in progress and many features are still being developed. However, Antiword is usable on all but the most complex Word documents."
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