Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition

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Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition
The box for Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition
The box for Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition
Initial releaseApril 1998; 22 years ago (April 1998)[citation needed]
Stable release
Service Release 5 / November 29, 2002; 17 years ago (2002-11-29)[citation needed]
Operating systemClassic Mac OS
TypeOffice suite
LicenseCommercial Proprietary software

Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition is a version of Microsoft Office for the classic Mac OS, 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.

There are two editions of Office 98: Gold and Standard.[citation needed]

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 movies. 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.

Service releases[edit]

Office 98 Mac service releases
Release date Version
December 12, 1998 SR-1
March 11, 1999 SR-1.5
June 14, 1999 SR-1.9
February 17, 2000 SR-2
September 14, 2000 SR-2.5
June 15, 2001 SR-3
May 17, 2002 SR-4
November 29, 2002 SR-5

System requirements[edit]

  • 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 gray-scale display with at least 640 × 400 resolution.

Source of above.[2]


  1. ^ "Microsoft Support Lifecycle - Office 98". Microsoft. Retrieved February 9, 2018.
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