Welcome to the JavaRanch, vrishali. I assure you, every question we get is "urgent". We're all volunteers here, answering questions in our spare time, so questions get answered when we get around to them. Have a look at our FAQ, How To Ask Questions On JavaRanch for more on how things work around here. As for your question, be forewarned, working with .doc is not easy and Microsoft has no incentive to make things easy for a competitor's product. There's some options in our Accessing File Formats page. Personally, I use OpenOffice to work with .doc.