Authoring connector as being shipped in the package allows to publish content from a Word document but it in a not very flexible manner: you can choose to publish a selected part of the document or the whole document to an (Office)HtmlPlaceholder object or you can publish the whole document as attachment.
But what if you would need to publish the document and ensure that different pieces of content go to different placeholders? E.g. if you have created a template with a form in word and want to publish the added content to dedicated placeholders of your posting?
The following whitepaper discusses how to add this functionality to Authoring Connector:
Customizing Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Authoring Connector