Microsoft Word 6.x

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.

To bring version numbers in line across platforms, Microsoft bumped Word for Windows from version 2 to 6. Word 6 for Windows now requires Windows 3.1, with a version for NT. Word 6 for Mac requires at least a 68020 Mac or PPC CPU. Word 6 for DOS adds dropdown menus and TrueType font support. 6 is the last version for DOS.

By this time with all the other WYSIWYG editors and desktop publishers, Word 6 for DOS was an odd holdout. It maintained the same text mode fallback and minimal graphical formatting as the origional 1983 version.

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Product type
Application Word Processor
Vendor
Microsoft
Release date
1993
Minimum CPU
8088(DOS) 286(Win) 68020 or PPC(Mac)
User interface
GUI
Platform
DOS Windows MacOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Microsoft Word 6.0 for DOS (3.5-720k) (5.25-1.2mb) 6.0 for DOS English x86 3½ Floppy 5.52MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for DOS [European-Portuguese] (5.25-1.2mb) 6.0 for DOS European Portuguese x86 5¼ Floppy 4.91MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for DOS [Spanish] (5.25-1.2mb) 6.0 for DOS Spanish x86 5¼ Floppy 5.66MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Macintosh French m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 18.21MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh [German] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Macintosh German m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 20.8MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh [Intl English] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Macintosh Intl English m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 17.64MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh [Italian] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Macintosh Italian m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 18.05MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh [Swedish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Macintosh Swedish m68k,ppc 3½ Floppy 14.44MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 13.07MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows (Upgrade) (3.5) 6.0 for Windows Upgrade English x86 3½ Floppy 13.81MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows NT (3.5-DMF) 6.0 for Windows NT English x86-32 3½ Floppy 11.15MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows NT [French] (3.5-DMF) 6.0 for Windows NT French x86-32 3½ Floppy 11.19MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows [Dutch] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Windows Dutch x86 3½ Floppy 13.72MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows [Russian] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Windows Russian x86 3½ Floppy 15.04MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows [Spanish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0 for Windows Spanish x86 3½ Floppy 14.46MB
Microsoft Word 6.0 for Windows [Spanish] (5.25-1.2mb) 6.0 for Windows Spanish x86 5¼ Floppy 14.46MB
Microsoft Word 6.0.1 for Mac (3.5) 6.0.1 for Mac English ppc 3½ Floppy 17.96MB
Microsoft Word 6.0.1 for Mac [Australian] (3.5) 6.0.1 for Mac Australian ppc 3½ Floppy 18MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 13.09MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [Czech] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows Czech x86 3½ Floppy 14.06MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [French] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows French x86 3½ Floppy 14.51MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [Hungarian] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows Hungarian x86 3½ Floppy 13.21MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [Polish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows Polish x86 3½ Floppy 13.65MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [Portuguese European] (5.25-1.2mb) 6.0a for Windows Portuguese European x86 5¼ Floppy 14.37MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [Portuguese] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows Portuguese x86 3½ Floppy 14.19MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [Slovenian] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows Slovenian x86 3½ Floppy 12.89MB
Microsoft Word 6.0a for Windows [Turkish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0a for Windows Turkish x86 3½ Floppy 13.39MB
Microsoft Word 6.0c for Windows (3.5-DMF) 6.0c for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 11.54MB
Microsoft Word 6.0c for Windows [Dutch] (3.5-DMF).7z 6.0c for Windows Dutch x86 3½ Floppy 12.31MB
Microsoft Word 6.1 for Windows (3.5-1.44mb) 6.1 for Windows English x86 3½ Floppy 13.08MB
Microsoft Word Complete Speller 6.0 for Mac (3.5) Complete Speller 6.0 for Mac English ppc 3½ Floppy 822.09KB
Microsoft Word Converter Kit for ODA 2.0 for Mac (3.5) Converter Kit for ODA 2.0 for Mac English ppc 3½ Floppy 417.69KB
Microsoft Word Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac (3.5) Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac English ppc 3½ Floppy 1.89MB
Microsoft Word Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac [Australian] (3.5) Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac Australian ppc 3½ Floppy 1.73MB
Microsoft Word Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac [German] (3.5) Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac German ppc 3½ Floppy 1.4MB
Microsoft Word Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac [Intl. English] (3.5) Proofing Tools 6.0 for Mac Intl. English ppc 3½ Floppy 1.63MB

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