How about a simpler approach. Set up your table of links and descriptions
in a table
of HTML with the links pointing to the .DOC files. As long as Netscape
is set up to launch WORD (or WORDVIEW if you prefer), they can pick the
they want and have WORD launched. This would even work over the network
that all you would have to distribute is the HTML table, with access to
done over the network to your server.
Robert D. Long