rtf2latex2e is an utility to convert RTF files from popular word processors to the LaTeX2e format for those who value quality typesetting. rtf2latex2e uses the RTF reader package by Paul DuBois to parse the RTF code and generates an appropriate LaTeX file. The main features of rtf2latex2e are: detects text style: bold, italic, color, big, small,... reads embedded figures: PICT, WMF, PNG, JPEG,... reads tables: simple to semi- complex equations: reads out Equation Editor equations (courtesy Steve Swanson, http://www.mackichan.com) symbols: converts most greek and math symbols reads footnotes (not in tables yet), and converts hypertext links using the hyperref package.
The goal of the StarOffice Converter project is to produce filters for StarOffice 5.x documents which convert them into plain text. It is meant to be similar to catdoc, ppthtml, and xls2csv, which work for MS Office documents. A search engine can use these filters to index .sdw files.
TextMaker is a word processor that launches quickly, needs little memory, does not require complicated setup, and has the full feature set of a modern high-end word processor. It reads and writes Microsoft Word 6/95/97/2000/XP, and Word 2003 files, and is available for Linux, Sharp Zaurus, and FreeBSD.
libwpd is a library designed to help process WordPerfect documents. It exposes a simple callback-based API (similar to SAX), allowing it to be easily plugged into any C or C++ application. It is used by recent versions of AbiWord and OpenOffice.org to provide WordPerfect file import.