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.

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

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Windows NT (i386 and Alpha) (ISO) 4.2 for Windows NT English x86-32,Alpha CD 44.53MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Windows NT [Upgrade] (i386 and Alpha) (ISO) 4.2 for Windows NT Upgrade English x86-32,Alpha CD 46.5MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 English x86 3½ Floppy 35.36MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 (ISO) 4.2 English x86 CD 78.01MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Brazilian-Portuguese] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Brazilian-Portuguese x86 3½ Floppy 36.52MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Dutch x86 3½ Floppy 35.71MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [French Canadian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 French Canadian x86 3½ Floppy 37.4MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 French x86 3½ Floppy 37.39MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Japanese] [Upgrade] (3.5-1.23mb) 4.2 Upgrade Japanese x86 3½ Floppy 60.08MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Korean] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Korean x86 3½ Floppy 36.93MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Simpl Chinese] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Simpl Chinese x86 3½ Floppy 42.06MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Spanish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Spanish x86 3½ Floppy 37.47MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 English x86 3½ Floppy 36.73MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 [Trad Chinese] [Upgrade] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 Upgrade Trad Chinese x86 3½ Floppy 35.3MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Australian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Australian m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 55.75MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Danish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Danish m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 38.56MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Dutch m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 39.26MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [English-Intl] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh English-Intl m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 55.62MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh French m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 43.16MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh German m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 53.42MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Italian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Italian m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 39.69MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Norwegian] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Norwegian m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 39.18MB
Microsoft Office 4.2 for Macintosh [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2 for Macintosh Swedish m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 39.07MB
Microsoft Office 4.2.1 for Macintosh (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2.1 for Macintosh English m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 45.86MB
Microsoft Office 4.2.1 for Macintosh (ISO) 4.2.1 for Macintosh English m68k,ppc CD 57.44MB
Microsoft Office 4.2c (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2c English x86 3½ Floppy 32.91MB
Microsoft Office 4.2c (3.5-DMF) 4.2c English x86 3½ Floppy 33.1MB
Microsoft Office 4.2c [Finnish] (ISO) 4.2c Finnish x86 CD 80.63MB
Microsoft Office 4.2c [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 4.2c German x86 3½ Floppy 37.85MB
Microsoft Office 4.2c [Swedish] (ISO) 4.2c Swedish x86 CD 68.43MB

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