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Microsoft Office 98

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MD5: 13def88e4d108cf0c65a4832af822eb4
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MSOFFICE98DE.sit (42.22 MB)
MD5: 08e38bd89a1a4cebc0d25f1d7a9230ba
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MS_Office_98_De_CD.sit (302.63 MB)
MD5: c3b63226da82def93bf25b5688bce6af
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Office98_Update_for_MacOS85.bin (2.90 MB)
MD5: d11ed0de2b08446a9a0907725acf74d3
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Combined_Updater_for_Office98.bin (6.44 MB)
MD5: 32c2a53b3b0ba5830b5fb12f1556e4c7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Microsoft_Office_98-FR.sit (42.09 MB)
MD5: cdcbf69f02aef751d12318a99067efd6
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Microsoft_Office_98-IT.sit (42.42 MB)
MD5: 673eec357ee483e35984a440f46e8085
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

Microsoft Office 98 Macintosh Edition was unveiled at Macworld Expo/San Francisco on January 6, 1998. 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:

* Microsoft Word 98

* Microsoft Excel 98

* Microsoft PowerPoint 98


The first download link above is a CD image containing Microsoft Office 98 base installation as well the optional extras.

The second one is a stuffed directory of an installed Full Version of Microsoft Office 98 in German.

The fifth download link is a combined updater released in 2000 that is a combination of the previously released "Unwanted Data" updater, the "Mac OS 8.5" updater, and the "Unique Identifier" updater. It also includes the previously released "Memo Wizard/G3" patch to "Visual Basic for Applications". The combined updater is also available here via the Wayback Machine.

Sixth link (FR) is another stuffed folder of an installed full version of MSO 98 in French.
Link #7 is a stuffed folder of an installed version of MSO in Italian (Word, Excel, PowerPoint tested and working on PowerBook 1400CS; no luck with emulators, yet).

Architecture: PPC


frank2243's picture
by frank2243 - 2017, August 24 - 6:22pm

Hi MadMac! I would love to have it!!!!!

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2015, December 22 - 3:28pm

Thanks mrdav!
I was thinking of uploading the German CD, but its already here, so it seems.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2014, December 20 - 4:52am

Installer CD now uploaded

almightyM's picture
by almightyM - 2014, December 19 - 10:54pm

If you do have the Installer CD, feel free to delete my post.
An installer CD is always cleaner than a set of installed applications. Wink

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2014, December 19 - 10:00pm

I recall thats the way "installation" was done with Office98.
The needed folders were just dragged over from the CD and "setup" shuffeled things around.
I´m sure the German CD is in storage on the attic. I´ll have a look soon.

almightyM's picture
by almightyM - 2014, December 19 - 7:35pm

I moved the folder only to a freshly installed other machine and it worked just fine.
When you first open an application, it says something about setup, you have a progress bar and afterwards It opens and works fine.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2014, December 19 - 6:31pm

Installed folder? That may let miss some parts needed to run the game application.

almightyM's picture
by almightyM - 2014, December 19 - 6:22pm

I found a G4 with this installed in German and I would love to share a SIT of the installed folder with you guys.
Anyone interested?

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2012, November 26 - 12:50pm

Yes. MS Office 4.x data record disappear from our base. I dont know reason Sad(

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2012, November 25 - 10:41pm

You can find it on one of the CDs here at

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, November 25 - 10:16pm

has someone uploaded a copy of Office 4.2.1?

Apparently not, so far. There are separate copies of MS Word 6 and Excel 4.0 tho'. which form the greater part of Office 4.x

I haven't tried either of these from here, so can't comment on their condition.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2012, November 25 - 4:05pm

Yes, "something going wrong" in all services

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2012, November 25 - 1:19am

There is something going wrong at present. A number of pages have links, text and screenshots that are now disappeared. I hope an admin can fix soon. I suggest you wait until that happens.

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by kosmro - 2012, November 25 - 1:06am

Sorry if this a stupid question, but where is the link? I can't seem to find it.

Also, has someone uploaded a copy of Office 4.2.1? Because I can't find my copy, and I didn't mind this version.

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by jebug29 - 2012, February 8 - 2:54am

I'm glad to see this uploaded. The hard drive that crashed on me had 2001 one it, but I didn't have a lot of documents and simply wanted a small replacement that I could make presentations with. Thanks :3. (Plus, I love the year 98! XD)

JorkanoFaln's picture
by JorkanoFaln - 2012, January 17 - 5:29pm

Where can i find ms office 98 gold edition on macintosh garden?
Can someone upload a link to this version of ms office 98

Christian5200's picture
by Christian5200 - 2010, August 12 - 10:35am

Runs a little bit slowly but fine on my Performa 5200

MadMac's picture
by MadMac - 2010, July 29 - 12:55pm

hey! do you want the french version of this one? I got it...

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by Fortuna Wave - 2010, July 29 - 2:02am

Just I need one more request. Microsoft Office 98 also came with the Gold Edition, which include Microsoft FrontPage 1.0 and came in 5 CDs instead of one. Do you have it?

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, May 30 - 7:04am

Who would need this, even in beta?

Septim's picture
by Septim - 2010, May 30 - 6:33am

Could themacmeister please upload the marketing beta as I am very keen to get my hands on any Microsoft Office Macintosh Edition Beta.

Mac OS 7.5.3

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2010, February 8 - 10:13am

There is a known crashing bug in Office 2001, this may not have been fixed, but there are workarounds available to avoid the error. These may be too much for some users, but Office 98 is immune to the problem, and SHOULD run well under Basillisk/SheepShaver (with enough memory set - maybe a little more).

PS. I have the Office 98 Marketing Beta, which is nearly identical to this version (for most purposes). Would it be necessary to post this? or is the final version the one that most people (not completists) want?

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, February 7 - 11:13pm

I use this v'98 and MS OFFICE 2001 in Sheepshaver and both work great,

and don't worry about your English,
also English is not my National language either, but this Forum is a good place to practice.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2010, February 7 - 7:34pm

SheepShaver is more stable with MacOS 8.6

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, February 7 - 6:12pm

On sheepshaver every time that you try to save a file it crashes.

SheepShaver crashes all the time for me, if I press a key on the board.
I've no idea why, but it happens to me by inverting the bottom half of the emulated screen (all versions of SheepShaver I've used so far)...

nk6's picture
by nk6 - 2010, February 7 - 2:42pm

On sheepshaver every time that you try to save a file it crashes.

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by Mycatisbigfoot - 2009, September 8 - 12:36pm


I was looking for the whole verson of office, and you're english is good, Wink Also my mail lanugish is french but very good,