How can we read Microsoft Word (
.doc) files in a Linux system? It doesn't support
.doc files. I tried
strings filename.doc | less
but it gives ugly output. Any other option?
I would prefer a GUI based tool.
There's also antiword
And a couple of other options mentioned here (linux.com).
I've found Abiword to be one of the more adept at handling word files on Linux. The formatting isn't always as close as Libre Office (the big boy on the block and your main bet) but what does come through usually ends up in a cleaner more usable format.
I'd add docx2txt to the list - mainly for reading the cursed new