This simple script converts Microsoft Word .doc files to .txt files for my txt/log file scan through script to sift through.
# Run through all doc-type files in a folder and convert them in to .txt-files
# Specify location
$location = Get-Location
# Get all doc-files
$files = Get-ChildItem -Filter *.doc*
# Create word-object
$word = New-Object -ComObject 'Word.Application'