Microsoft Excel 2.2

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

2.2 was the first release of of the short lived Microsoft Excel for OS/2. The last was version 3.0. Microsoft also ported Microsoft Word 1.1 to OS/2. Excel and Word were ported to OS/2 using Microsoft WLO for OS/2, a Windows API compatiblity library.

Note: There was no 2.0 or 2.1 for the Macintosh.

Product type
Application Spreadsheet
Release date
Minimum CPU
286 PC or M68k Mac
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Excel 2.2 for Macintosh (3.5-800k) 2.2 for Macintosh English m68k 3½ Floppy 1MB
Microsoft Excel 2.2 for OS2 (3.5-720k) 2.2 for OS/2 English x86 3½ Floppy 943KB
Microsoft Excel 2.2 for OS2 (5.25-1.2mb) 2.2 for OS/2 English x86 5¼ Floppy 942.87KB
Microsoft Excel 2.2a for Macintosh (3.5-800k) 2.2a for Macintosh English m68k 3½ Floppy 1.18MB


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