Pinterest Word is powerful and flexible, but you pay for that utility. Microsoft There are many reasons for using Word. The best is that you like using it, because of its power, rich feature list, ease of use or whatever. The second reason is that you need it to read old files, which is one of your problems. This depends on the complexity of your files. If your documents include multiple columns, embedded images, custom fonts, footnotes and similar features, you can more or less forget about using anything else. But if your documents are simple text files, then a lot of programs will load them. The third reason is that we live in a world where Microsoft Office is the de facto standard for business documents, and you absolutely have to be able to read them accurately. This applies in spades to files that use VBA Visual Basic for Applications and macros, and to Excel spreadsheets where errors can have career-ending financial consequences.
The free trial is fully functional except for export limitations. It has a feature set comparable to Microsoft Access, but with a strong focus on forms layouts as the primary way of accessing databases. Similar to Access, FileMaker stores your database logic and all the data in a single file. It also has some support for scripting, and offers options for publishing databases on the web. However, it's also necessary to note that FileMaker is very different from Access.
Word Online: Free web app version of Microsoft Word. Excel Online: Free web app version of Microsoft Excel. PowerPoint Online: