Microsoft Word 2.x (Windows)

The Microsoft Word word processor was first introduced for MS-DOS in 1983. Its design made use of a mouse and WYSIWYG graphics. Its crude WYSIWYG/mouse support was a direct response to the Apple Lisa/Mac, and VisiCorp Visi On. Initially it competed against many popular word processors such as WordStar, Multimate, and WordPerfect. Word for DOS was never really successful.

The Mac version was introduced in 1985 where it acquired a friendlier user interface and gained some popularity. A Microsoft Windows version was introduced in 1989, although Palantir WinText, NBI Legend, and Samna AMI/AMI Pro had beaten them to their own Windows platform. For a time Word for Windows competed with WordPerfect for Windows. There were also ports to OS/2, the Atari ST, and Unix.

The DOS, Mac, and Windows versions are quite different from each other, and each restarted their version numbering at "1.0". Later versions are bundled with Microsoft Office. Also see a complete list of word processors archived on Winworld.


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Installation instructions

Word 2.0 for Windows is a 16-bit Windows 3.0 application, and contains a GUI setup program.

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Product type
Application Word Processor
Release date
1991
User interface
GUI
Platform
Windows
Download count
70 (5 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows English 9.13MB 4
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0 for Windows English 8.13MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows Dutch 7.76MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Italian] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows Italian 8.47MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Portuguese] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0 for Windows Portuguese 7.55MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0 for Windows [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0 for Windows Swedish 9.07MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0a for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0a for Windows English 8.11MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0a for Windows (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0a for Windows English 8.1MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0b for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0b for Windows English 8.18MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0b for Windows [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0b for Windows German 10.98MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows English 8.12MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows English 8.12MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [British English] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows British English 8.1MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [DEC OEM] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows [DEC OEM] English 8.82MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows French 9.31MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Polish] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows Polish 5.56MB 1
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Russian] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows Russian 5.8MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Spanish] (5.25-1.2mb) 2.0c for Windows Spanish 9.06MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows [Turkish] (3.5-1.44mb) 2.0c for Windows Turkish 4.77MB 0
Microsoft Word 2.0c for Windows and Bookshelf [Gateway 2000 OEM] (ISO) 2.0c for Windows English 382.5MB 0

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