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Microsoft Word 2016 is one of the most reliable, powerful, and feature rich word processors around, and while it's since been replaced by Word 2019, it still offers most of the functionality modern professionals need. For most people, Word needs no introduction. It's been a reliable standard on the Windows operating system for decades, and it's regarded by many as the benchmark by which all other word processing platforms are judged. But as free and cheap competitors came to the market, Word was starting to lag behind in terms of relevance. Fortunately, the 2016 is a return to form, bringing with it some smart updates and features that make it worth checking out by lapsed customers.

But just because Word has seen a significant update doesn't mean that veteran users will have to learn a new interface. In practical everyday terms, this is the same old Word. The menus and navigation interface are functionally the same, and you can expect to be able to find functions exactly where you remember them to be and rely on the old trusted keyboard shortcuts that have been a part of the product for years. But learning how to more efficiently use the platform is easier than ever before. A new search tool gives users the ability to quickly look up all the available commands. There's also improved protections built in to avoid data loss.

The ribbon was a controversial addition to the Office interface when it was first introduced, but it's since become a hallmark of the Word experience, and it works as well as ever. By condensing the most common tools that you're likely to use in a small but accessible menu bar, the ribbon gives more real estate to the document you're writing while allowing you to reach a variety of tools without having to dig deeply into menus.

But the big changes are reserved for collaboration. Word has always worked best as part of the largest Microsoft Office ecosystem, but Word 2016 brings this to a whole new level. Integration with the various components of the Office suite are tighter than everything before, and a major shift towards cloud based sharing has changed the way that professionals can use Word in some pretty major ways. Through the use of OneDrive, users can quickly share their Word documents with anyone they've given the proper privileges. But that's not the only way you can share files. Through integration with Outlook, you can attach a document via email and allow your recipients to go in and edit it at their discretion. An additional commenting feature allows you to mark up documents without changing their basic content. In short, Microsoft has paired Word with the sorts of functionality available through their Google cloud suite. Combine that with the polished and refined features at the heart of Word, and you have one of the finest word processing applications around.


  • Builds off the framework of one of the strongest word processors on the market
  • Brings a whole wealth of new sharing and collaboration options


  • More expensive than many of its competitors
  • Outdated since the release of Word 2019
Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition
Initial releaseApril 1998; 22 years ago[citation needed]
Stable release
Service Release 5 / November 29, 2002; 17 years ago[citation needed]
Operating systemClassic Mac OS
TypeOffice suite

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:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 98
  • Microsoft Word 98.
  • Microsoft Excel 98
  • Outlook Express 4.0
  • Internet Explorer 4.0

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]

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Office 98 Mac service releases
Release dateVersion
December 12, 1998SR-1
March 11, 1999SR-1.5
June 14, 1999SR-1.9
February 17, 2000SR-2
September 14, 2000SR-2.5
June 15, 2001SR-3
May 17, 2002SR-4
November 29, 2002SR-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.
  2. ^https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749816.aspx

Further reading[edit]

  • '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. Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. 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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