Unprotecting Word documents
If you are using office XP or 2003, you can change the view to HTML-Code using Microsoft Script-Editor by pressing the [Alt]+[Shift]+[F11] key combination.
Search for “Password” and you will find somethimg like this:
To remove the protection:
-Just remowe those two lines, and after saving the document , the protection is gone.
To remove the password:
-replace the Password, here “19E8E61E”, with “00000000”, save the Document and close “Script-Editor”.
Alternative you can save your document as .html and use a html-Editor.
(from Alex Scoble’s blog)