Microsoft Office 4.2

Microsoft Office is a bundle of Microsoft's productivity application. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and later Mail, Office Manager, and Outlook. The "1.x" versions of Microsoft Office were simply a marketing bundle of the standalone products sold together with no other packaging changes. Even though these were distinct applications, rather than one single monolithic program, they shared a similar user interface, integrated well together and shared the ability to embed documents from one application in the documents of another.

MS Office started out on the Macintosh, but quickly became the de-facto office suite for Windows 3.x.

Microsoft Office competed with a number of other office suites including Lotus Smartsuite, Borland/WordPerfect/Corel Office, and Star Office. Also see a complete list of Winworld's Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Databases, and Presentation programs.



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Release notes

Microsoft Office 4.2 completes the transition started with Office 4.0 (they skipped 4.1). All of the Office components now support OLE2 and have consistent user interfaces between platforms and applications.

Office 4.2 includes Word 6.0, Excel 5.0, and PowerPoint 4.0. It does NOT include Microsoft Access.

Office 4.2 was released for Windows 3.1, the Apple Macintosh, and i386/Alpha Windows NT. (In the NT package, PowerPoint is still 16-bit)

Later 4.2 releases were rebadged as "Microsoft Office 4.2 Standard" and sold along side "Microsoft Office 4.3 Professional".. The main difference was the addition of Microsoft Access. There was never a "Professional" Office 4.2. Likely the reason for this was it let them keep the Macintosh version the same, as Microsoft Access was never ported to the Mac.

Installation instructions

To perform a non-floppy install using floppy disk images, extract the content of each disk in to folders named Disk1, Disk2, Disk3, etc. Then run setup.

The Macintosh version supports both 68K and Power PC Macs.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Presentations Publishing PIM Database
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1993
Minimum CPU
286
Minimum RAM
4MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
346 (18 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Windows NT (i386 and Alpha) (ISO) 4.2 for Windows NT English 44.53MB 2
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Windows NT [Upgrade] (i386 and Alpha) (ISO) 4.2 for Windows NT Upgrade English 46.5MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 English 35.36MB 6
Microsoft Office 4.2 (ISO) 4.2 English 78.01MB 4
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Brazilian-Portuguese] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Brazilian-Portuguese 36.52MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Dutch 35.71MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 [French Canadian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 French Canadian 37.4MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 French 37.39MB 1
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Japanese] [Upgrade] (3.5-1.23mb) 4.2 Upgrade Japanese 60.08MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Korean] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Korean 36.93MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Simpl Chinese] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Simpl Chinese 42.06MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Spanish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Spanish 37.47MB 1
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 English 36.73MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Trad Chinese] [Upgrade] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Upgrade Trad Chinese 35.3MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Australian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Australian 55.75MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Danish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Danish 38.56MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Dutch 39.26MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [English-Intl] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh English-Intl 55.62MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh French 43.16MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh German 53.42MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Italian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Italian 39.69MB 1
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Norwegian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Norwegian 39.18MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Swedish 39.07MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2.1 for Macintosh (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2.1 for Macintosh English 45.86MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2.1 for Macintosh (ISO) 4.2.1 for Macintosh English 57.44MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2.1a for Macintosh (ISO) 4.2.1a for Macintosh English 61.91MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2.1b for Macintosh [US UK AU] (ISO) 4.2.1b for Macintosh US UK AU English 146.3MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2c (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2c English 32.91MB 2
Microsoft Office 4.2c (3.5-DMF) 4.2c English 33.1MB 1
Microsoft Office 4.2c [Finnish] (ISO) 4.2c Finnish 80.63MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2c [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2c German 37.85MB 0
Microsoft Office 4.2c [Swedish] (ISO) 4.2c Swedish 68.43MB 0

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