Microsoft Excel 3.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 StarCalc (Today part of LibreOffice ).

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Installation instructions

The OS/2 version is designed for OS/2 1.21 or OS/2 1.3.x. This was the last version released for OS/2.

The Windows version is a 16-bit application for Windows 3.0 or later.

Wanted: Microsoft Excel 3.x for Macintosh

Product type
Application Spreadsheet
Release date
Minimum CPU
Minimum RAM
User interface
Windows OS2 MacOS
Download count
53 (7 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Excel 3.0 (3.5) 3.0 for Windows English 3.36MB 5
Microsoft Excel 3.0 (5.25) 3.0 for Windows English 4.37MB 1
Microsoft Excel 3.0 for OS2 (3.5-1.4mb) 3.0 for OS/2 English 2.9MB 1
Microsoft Excel 3.0 for OS2 (5.25-1.2mb) 3.0 for OS/2 English 2.9MB 0
Microsoft Excel 3.0a (5.25) 3.0a for Windows English 2.81MB 0


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