Microsoft Excel 97/98 (8.0)

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 ).

Also see WinWorld's complete list of preserved spreadsheet products


Release notes

This is the standalone retail CD-ROM version of Excel 97.

Installation instructions

Step 1: Get hammer. Step 2: SMASH CLIPPY!

Product type
Application Spreadsheet
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Download count
67 (15 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1 (ISO) 97 SR-1 English 138.86MB 13
Microsoft Excel 97 [DEC Alpha] (ISO) 97 [DEC Alpha] English 30.78MB 0
Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh (1998-12) (ISO) 98 for Macintosh English 154.31MB 2


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