Microsoft Office 97
Category: Abandoned Office versions
Microsoft Office 97, the main release of Microsoft Office, contains hundreds of new features and improvements over its predecessor, Microsoft Office 95. Office 97 has introduced "Command Strips". It also included natural language systems and Advanced Spell Checking. Released on CD-ROM, as well as a set of 44 3˝ floppy disks. This is the latest version supporting Windows NT 3.51. Two Service Release additions (SR-1 and SR-2) were released for Office 97. The SR-2 solved the year 2000 problem. Office 97 is the first version of Office with a so-called Assistant, a feature designed to help users through an interactive animated character that is linked to the Office help content. The default assistant was a "Clippit", called "Clippy", a clip. The Office assistant was available in: Office 2000, Office XP (hidden by default) and 2003 (not installed by default), before it was completely removed in Office 2007.

Office 97 is also the first Microsoft product to include product activation. The Brazilian versions of Office 97 Small Business Edition and Publisher 98 required it.


Quick review:
Type of product:

Software (program)

Developed by:

Microsoft

Release date:

19.11.1996

End of live support date:

16.01.2004

Minimal system requirements:

System: Windows NT 3.51/ Windows 95/98
Free space on disk: about. 180 MB
CPU: Intel 486
RAM: 8 MB

Type of interface:

GUI (graphical)


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⦁ OEM- version compatible with previously purchased devices / pre-installed system on a new computer, assigned to a PC motherboard. After damage or replacement of computer parts, your license is lost

⦁ SP- System image contains a package of fixes and updates. The higher the number, the more patches and updates contained in the system. The patches are called "Service Packs".

⦁ RTM- System version released on the day of release, straight from the production line. It does not contribute anything to the operation of the license.

⦁ Retail- sales version of the program.

⦁ [Polski]- Polish language version; [English]- English language version

⦁ x86 or 32-bit - system compatible with 32-bit processor architecture. They do not support 64-bit architecture. They can use up to 4 GB of RAM.

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⦁ x86-64- Multi-architecture edition of the program. You can choose it if you do not know what CPU architecture your computer has.

⦁ VL/VolumeLicense- A system preinstalled on company computers, this license allows you to install the same system on multiple computers and use it simultaneously.

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