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Microsoft Word 98

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
mac-word98.sit (40.15 MB)
MD5: f564c3a67c668b06fd396f8243ba9600
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (246.38 MB)
MD5: 39d165c24c83d5b9b800bdd74bffb490
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver,

File #1: mac-word98.sit
This is the full standalone version of Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh. The above DL (40.15 MB);
MD5 checksum & filename: f564c3a67c668b06fd396f8243ba9600 *mac-word98.sit

After all the hatred that was directed at MS Word 6, Microsoft returned to having a Mac-specific development team for Word, and the result was Word 98. Though it requires PowerPC and is more bloated than before, it packs a lot of features and can even emulate the user interface for everybody's favorite prior Word version, 5.1a. Also, it is file compatible with Microsoft's post-'97 versions of Word, across platforms.

From Wikipedia:

In 1997, Microsoft formed the Macintosh Business Unit as an independent group within Microsoft focused on writing software for Mac OS. Its first version of Word, Word 98, was released with Office 98 Macintosh Edition. Document compatibility reached parity with Word 97, and it included features from Word 97 for Windows, including spell and grammar checking with squiggles. Users could choose the menus and keyboard shortcuts to be similar to either Word 97 for Windows or Word 5 for Mac OS.

File #2:
Microsoft Word 98 Special Edition for the iBook and iMac. Intended as a budget home release in 1999, this disc includes Word 98 as well as new clipart and features.
CD Key: 491-5944724

Architecture: PPC

Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Word 98:

Runs on SheepShaver, although I find it to be unstable (crash-prone). YMMV


PacNPal's picture
by PacNPal - 2021, February 7 - 8:32pm

I have uploaded a CD image of Microsoft Word 98 Special Edition.

mePy2's picture
by mePy2 - 2021, January 1 - 1:38pm

How can I completely uninstall it?
I put the wrong username in it when registering and I think this is the reason why I get an error and it does not work.


nil0bject's picture
by nil0bject - 2019, June 5 - 6:11pm

most MS products all used this serial:

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2013, December 17 - 11:08pm

@TataMisia: Thank you!

[Edit] my burbling on, snipped Drunk

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, September 22 - 1:21am

@Swedebear: Thanks for that. I appreciated that you had made the upload, too. I'm just hoping that Attila or someone who has archived Attila's upload of Word 98 can do the same.

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by SwedeBear - 2012, September 21 - 6:51pm

Yours is a pre-installed Office 98 (and a page for that already exists here at the Garden).

…some day I´ll learn to read too. I´ve removed the stuff…

the things you do in haste Wink

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, September 21 - 12:22pm

Thanks to the recent uploader. Loved the name of the archive Laughing out loud

But this is not the upload that Attila made, which was a CD image of a full install, uninstalled MS Word 98 CD image. Yours is a pre-installed Office 98 (and a page for that already exists here at the Garden). I am really hoping to see the archive that Attila had originally uploaded, surface again. This page is for Word 98, not Office 98.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2012, September 21 - 2:16am

@Attila: Would it be possible to upload your copy to an alternative site, too? Link above is unavailable and edit trick is also broken.

salvador's picture
by salvador - 2009, October 20 - 4:57am

my old performa is in the bussiness again! thanks

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 22 - 12:24am

OK. From Monday from our office... Smile We upload MS Office 98

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 21 - 11:56pm

Yeah, just be sure it's complete, preferably an image of a CD. Those Microsoft apps had many, many files in folders that came with them and are installed the first time you run the programs. My own upload of Word 98 is an image of my CD.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 21 - 11:49pm

OK. But I can upload MS Office98? Its OK?

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 21 - 11:11pm

The '98 applications are probably fine, but the 2001 Office versions could still run on easily on a lot of machines still in use, PPC's running OS X, so it's probably wise to hold off, especially because Microsoft hasn't made very many versions since then.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 21 - 9:55pm

and ms office 98, what you thing? Smile

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 21 - 9:53pm


Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2009, August 21 - 9:23pm

I'd be careful with Office 2001.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2009, August 20 - 8:58pm

I have both, Office 98 and Microsoft office 2001, and Both work great in Mac OS 9 (SheepShaver)
and I would like to upload them just that I don't know if they are still Warez,
so If Maedi or Balrog give me the green light to upload them, I have the time to do it.

TataMisia's picture
by TataMisia - 2009, August 20 - 7:51pm

Yes, MS Office 2001 work in Mac OS 9.
Distribution must to be dedicated to Mac OS 9, I thing.
Look at torrents:

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 20 - 6:16pm

It's an image of my cd with updates. Does Word 2001 really work with OS9? I have a disc of it but it only works with OSX, though it's an upgrade of Office 98. Anyway I'm not anxious to have recent software on the site, just real abandonware.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, August 19 - 9:50pm

Is this a real image of the install media, or from a pirate copy ? I don't want to consume 40MB of the sites bandwidth to find out.

Does it include any of the patches Microsoft released for the Office 98 suite ? Albeit only the SSL patch related to Word 98.

I still have my Office 98 cd, and my Office 2001 cd. Office 2001 was probably some of the best software ever written for OS9 - but to put it up may have Microsoft threatening the site.

DrStrang3love's picture
by DrStrang3love - 2009, August 19 - 8:15pm

Not quite – Word 2001 was the last one.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, August 19 - 7:57pm

Can't believe I didn't upload this before; I forgot somehow. It's the last version to run on the classic Mac OS.