If you are using Windows, then you can install for free the Word Viewer. The English language version is at
You can also install an extension for LibreOffice and OpenOffice called StarXpert MSO Preview. The short description is “Current document preview into MS-Office viewers.” It is in the LibreOffice and OpenOffice catalogs.
The above should help you see problems and possibly work-around them before you send documents to your colleagues.
There is another approach that does not require additional software. I will use LibO as an example. Create the document in LibO and save it in doc format. Then open the saved doc file in LibO. This round trip should reveal most problems, which you could then attempt to work-around.
If you are using LibO, you are probably using either the 3.5 or 3.4 code line. You should use the most recent release in that code line. At present it would be either 3.5.3 or 3.4.6.
I also suggest you check that the fonts you use are available to your colleagues. And in LibreOffice, look at Options -> LibreOffice Writer -> Compatibility. The options shown there may be helpful to you. They are described in more detail at