I have searched around for a way to read an MSWord file into a
javax.swing.text.Document and there seems to be no better way than
transforming WvWare into Java! The work looks fairly formidable but
better than learning German to decode the StarOffices C++.
 
Of course, I would put the Java code under the GPL with reference to
the WvWare authors.
 
But before I launch into this, does anyone have a better way of
achieving a (Java) platform independent way of reading Word files, or
relevant suggestions?
 
My application would be satisfied by a
Word->HTML->javax.swing.text.Document, but I will head towards a 
Word->javax.swing.text.Document reader.
 
Roy