DataNumen Word Repair is an easy-to-use tool which attempts to recover corrupted Microsoft Word documents (DOC and DOCX).
The basic interface keeps options to a minimum. Normally you'll choose a single document and click "Repair"; a "Batch" option allows you to select multiple documents; and there are a grand total of 5 options, most of which you'll never need to use.
The repair process takes a few seconds, and if it succeeds, then displays your document in a preview window.
The trial version displays everything it's recovered, in full, but you're not able to print or save it until you purchase a licence.
Does it work? The program delivered perfect results on our test "broken.docx" file, but it all depends on just how damaged your document really is. Try it and see.
DataNumen Word Repair is easy to use, worked perfectly with our test document, and displays whatever it recovers in full (no missing text, no "first x lines only"). That's probably why it's so expensive, but if you've lost something really important then we'd still try this tool first.