Microsoft Excel 1.x

Excel, from Microsoft, is a powerful spreadsheet application for Mac, Windows, and OS/2. Excel was first released for the Mac. When it was ported to Windows 2.x, they started at version "2.0" to one up current Mac version. There was never a DOS version. Instead, DOS and 8-bit platforms used the older Microsoft Multiplan. Excel was later bundled as part of Microsoft Office

Based on concepts from the granddaddy of all spreadsheets, VisiCalc, some of the spreadsheets it competed against and ultimately conquered include: Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro, The Twin, VP-Planner, Ashton Tate Full Impact, Boeing Calc, Surpass Software System's Surpass Spreadsheet, SuperCalc, PlanPerfect and the German StarCalcToday part of LibreOffice ).

Also see WinWorld's complete list of preserved spreadsheet products

The first version of Microsoft Excel was written specifically for the Apple Macintosh computer. It replaced Microsoft's earlier Mutiplan spreadsheet product.

Product type
Application Spreadsheet
Release date
Minimum CPU
M68k Mac
Minimum RAM
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Excel 1.00 for Macintosh (1985) (3.5-400k) (Kryoflux) (SCP) (TC) 1.00 for Macintosh English m68k 3½ Floppy 94.87MB
Microsoft Excel 1.01 for Macintosh [French] 1.01 for Macintosh French m68k 3½ Floppy 726.57KB
Microsoft Excel 1.03 for Macintosh 1.03 for Macintosh English m68k 3½ Floppy 425.91KB
Microsoft Excel 1.04 for Macintosh 1.04 for Macintosh English m68k 3½ Floppy 928.1KB
Microsoft Excel 1.06 for Macintosh 1.06 for Macintosh English m68k 3½ Floppy 619.59KB
Microsoft Excel 1.5 for Macintosh (3.5-800k) 1.5 for Macintosh English m68k 3½ Floppy 369.97KB
Microsoft Excel 1.x for Macintosh Manual 1.x for Macintosh English m68k Archive 92.33MB


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