I'm pretty sure the options consist of
Just don't do it (use a nice open standard file format). Not great when someone sends you something.
Translate the format on Windows. I think you need Publisher, the viewer won't even print. But you can download a trial version for a once off (been there, done that).
Submit the file for online translation to PDF. www.pdfonline.com/convert-pdf/
Use a Windows VM, wine, crossover office, Win4Lin, or otherwise run Publisher "under" linux.
What I really want to do is convert it to something nicer natively under Linux.