CAWT is a TWAPI-based TCL utility package to interact with COM interfaces on Windows systems. It provides specialised bindings for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MSIE, Outlook, Matlab, and Google Earth.
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks.
DOCX Recovery can fix corrupted DOCX/Word files. In particular MS Words internal recovery machanism sometimes stumbles over its complex XML serialization and namespace nesting, ordering, or even the ZIP enclosure. Savvy DOCX recovery attempts to reparse and restructure document data, otherwise falls back on xmllint, or partially truncates unsalvagable files, else even utilizes DocToText for recovery.