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Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition

Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition
The box for Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition
Developer(s) Microsoft
Initial release 1998 (1998)
Operating system Mac OS
Type Office suite
License Commercial Proprietary software

Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition is a Mac OS version of Microsoft Office unveiled at Macworld Expo/San Francisco on January 6, 1998. It introduced the Internet Explorer 4.0 browser and Outlook Express, an Internet e-mail client and usenet newsgroup reader. Office 98 was re-engineered by Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit to satisfy customers' desire for more Mac-like software.

It included drag–and-drop installation, self-repairing applications and Quick Thesaurus before such features were available in a version of Office for Windows. It also was the first version to support QuickTime movie. The applications in Microsoft Office 98 were:

Another rare edition of Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition was published titled: "Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Gold Edition." This version included everything the normal version included plus Microsoft FrontPage Version 1.0 for Macintosh, Microsoft Bookshelf 98 reference software, and Microsoft Encarta 98 Macintosh Deluxe Edition.

System Requirements

  • A Mac OS-compatible computer equipped with a PowerPC processor.
  • System 7.5 operating system or later.
  • At least 16 MB of physical RAM to run one application, 32 MB recommended to run multiple applications.
  • Sufficient hard disk space, depending on installation method: 'Drag and drop' or 'Easy' (90 MB), 'Complete' (min. 43 MB to max. 110 MB) or 'Run from CD or Run from network' (7 MB on the client hard disk).
  • One CD-ROM drive.
  • An 8-bit color or 4-bit grayscale display with at least 640 x 400 resolution.

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Further reading

  • "Review: Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition. (Software Review) (Evaluation) (Brief Article)". MacWEEK. March 23, 1998. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  • "Solid Office 98 does the Mac proud. (business application suite from Microsoft) (Software Review)(Evaluation)". MacWEEK. January 5, 1998. Retrieved 2008-11-17.  Beta test review.
  • "Microsoft again allies with Mac for Office 98". The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution. January 4, 1998. p. H02. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  • Cavanah, Cassandra (June 1, 1998). "Mac's back! (Microsoft Office 98 for Macintosh) (Software Review) (Evaluation)". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  • Crabb, Don (January 1, 1998). "Microsoft Office even better for '98". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

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