Microsoft Office 97/98

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

The Office 97 release introduced Outlook into the suite and massively expanded upon the feature set of applications, adding support for the new Internet world. It also included animated Office Assistant characters based on the guides from Microsoft BOB. Office 97 was the last to be offered on floppy disk. (Wanted: there should also be 1.44mb versions in both Standard and Pro, as well as perhaps SR-2)

For Mac, Office 98 was released, adding features from 97 and more Mac specific features. It was praised as an improvement over the 4.2 release on that platform, which was considered a sloppy Windows port and poorly received.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Presentations Publishing PIM Database
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1996
Minimum CPU
486
Minimum RAM
8MB
Minimum free disk space
60MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows MacOS
Download count
104 (49 for release)
  • 4667-0009847
  • 8068-2570043

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition Tools (ISO) 97 Developer Edition Tools English 224.7MB 5
Microsoft Office 97 Professional (ISO) 97 Professional English 374.2MB 10
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 (3.5-DMF) 97 Professional SR-1 English 80.1MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 (ISO) 97 Professional SR-1 English 377.49MB 5
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 [French] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-1 French 323.52MB 1
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 [German] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-1 German 265.17MB 3
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 [Italian] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-1 Italian 348.77MB 1
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 [Polish] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-1 Polish 179.93MB 1
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 [Russian] 97 Professional SR-1 Russian 73.74MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-1 [Swedish] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-1 Swedish 188.13MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-2 [Finnish] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-2 Finnish 184.43MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-2 [German] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-2 German 266.8MB 6
Microsoft Office 97 Professional SR-2 [Italian] (ISO) 97 Professional SR-2 Italian 197.09MB 1
Microsoft Office 97 Professional [Arabic-Localized] (ISO) 97 Professional Arabic Localized 177.34MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Professional [Dutch] (ISO) 97 Professional Dutch 162.44MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Professional [Italian] (ISO) 97 Professional Italian 154.97MB 1
Microsoft Office 97 Professional [Portuguese-Brazil] [Upgrade] (ISO) 97 Professional Upgrade English 179.5MB 1
Microsoft Office 97 Professional [Slovenian] 97 Professional Slovenian 240.95MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Professional [Spanish] (ISO) 97 Professional Spanish 160.96MB 2
Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 1 Patch 97 Service Release 1 Patch Upgrade English 8.95MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition (ISO) 97 Small Business Edition English 174.71MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition [Danish] (ISO) 97 Small Business Edition Danish 216.27MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition [Finnish] (ISO) 97 Small Business Edition Finnish 407.95MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Small Business Edition [German] (ISO) 97 Small Business Edition German 447.37MB 4
Microsoft Office 97 Standard (ISO) 97 Standard English 172.1MB 3
Microsoft Office 97 Standard SR-1 [Czech] (ISO) 97 Standard SR-1 Czech 194.89MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Standard SR-1 [Swedish] (ISO) 97 Standard SR-1 Swedish 186.48MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Standard [Finnish] (ISO) 97 Standard Finnish 149.04MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Standard [Spanish] (ISO) 97 Standard Spanish 154.32MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 Standard [Swedish] (3.5-DMF) 97 Standard Swedish 65.86MB 0
Microsoft Office 97 [Powered by Word 98] Professional [Japanese] 97 (Powered by Word 98) Professional Japanese 422.44MB 0
Microsoft Office 98 for Macintosh (8.0.4926) (CD) 8.0.4926 English 231.49MB 3
Microsoft Office 98 for Macintosh (SIT) 8.0 English 49.05MB 2

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