Microsoft Office Version Features

This document lists brief descriptions of current and older Microsoft Office® software for the PC, along with a brief list of features and notes. While you may find older versions of software in many places, links to the old/used software sales pages of EMS Professional Software, this page's sponsor, are provided for your convenience. EMS is not affiliated with Microsoft or any other vendor. Version information on other Microsoft Products. Version information for software from other vendors.

Office 1.6
Office 3.0
Office 4.0
Office 4.2
Office 4.3

Office97 Std, Pro, Dev
Office 2000
Office XP

Office for Mac


Office 1.6

MS Part number: 021-550V160

Office 3.0 (buy it)

Competitive Upgrade, 3.5": 021-051-351 - Includes Mail 3.0, Word 2.0, Excel 4.0, PowerPoint 3.0
WIN/OFFICE 3.0* (3.5): 021-051V300

Includes Excel 4, Word 2, PowerPoint 3 and Mail. © 1993.

Office 4.0 (buy it)

Includes Word 6.0, Excel 4.0, and PowerPoint 3.0.

MS Part numbers:
Upgrade, 3.5": 021-051-169 (??)
Standard Version Upgrade, 3.5": 021-051-166 (list price $259) (note same number as competitive???)
Standard Competitive Upgrade, 3.5": 021-051-166 (list price $299)
Standard, 3.5": -21-051v400 (list price $750)
Professional, 3.5": 269-051v400 (list price $899)

Office 4.2 (buy it)

MS Part numbers:
For Windows NT only:
4.2 Upgrade, CD: 021-052-420
4.2 Standard, 3.5": 021-075V420

For Windows 3.1/3.11/Win95/Win98/NT/etc.
4.2 Upgrade, CD: 021-052-420
4.2 Standard Special Upgrade, 3.5": 021-051-425 (Competitive upgrade)
4.2 Competitive Version Upgrade, 3.5": 021-052-425
4.2, 3.5": 021-051V420
4.2, CD: 021-052V420
For Windows NT only:
Office 4.2 Upgrade, 3.5" and CD: 021-075-420
Office 4.2, 3.5" and CD: 021-075V420
OFFICE 4.2 SINGLE USER MLP: 0214055V420 (License Pak)

4.2 Includes PowerPoint, Excel, and Word 6.0. Several service releases, "a", "b", and "c" were produced. Setup.ini holds user name and company. 3.5" 1.44MB diskette version has 25 disks. Dates:
3/3/94 6:52:18pm

4.2 Standard, Competitive Upgrade (Special Upgrade): Eligible users must be licensed to use one of the following:
Aldus Persuasion, Borland Quattro Pro, CA-SuperCalc, DisplayWrite, Harvard Graphics, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Ami Pro, Lotus Freelance Graphics for DOS/Windows, Mcirografx Charisma, MS access, Excel, FoxPro, Multiplan, MS Office, PowerPoint, Project, Word for DOS/Windows, MS Works for Windows, MultiMate, WANG, WordPerfect, WordPerfect Presentations, or WordStar.

Office 4.3 (Professional version with MS-Access) (buy it)

4.3 Academic, 3.5": 269-351V430
4.3 Competitive Upgrade, 3.5": "UPGRADE OFFICE PRO 4.3 RSLR CCP V/C": 269-051-435
4.3, 3.5": 269-051V430
4.3 with Bookshelf, upgrade, CD: 269-752-430
4.3 with Bookshelf, NFR, CD: 2691752V430
4.3 with Bookshelf, CD: 269-752V430

4.3 Special (competitive) Upgrade - License requires that you already own Aldus Persuation, dBASE, Paradox, Quattro Pro, CA-Supercalc, Display Write, Harvard Graphics, Lotus 1-2-3, AmiPro, Approach, Freelance Graphics, Charisma, Access, Excel, FoxPro, Multiplan, Office, PowerPoint, Project, Word, Works, Multimate, Word Perfect, Wordstar, or any other database products.

4.2/4.3 sub versions:
Disk 1 - 021-051-633. 3-3-94 various times
Disk 1 - 269-051-669, 10-6-94 12:00am (I think this is a later version)

Office 95 (buy it)

MS Part numbers:

WIN/OFFICE STANDARD 1995 (3.5)H: 021-054V700
UPGRADE WIN/OFF PRO 95 V/CUP (3.5)H: 269-054-701
WIN/OFF PRO W/BKSHLF 95 CD AE (A): 2697356V700 (this version includes Access 95 and Bookshelf 95)
Full Professional with Bookshelf, CD (probably): 2697356V700

Office 95 Professional Upgrade - You qualify for this if you own any of a very wide variety of major office suite, presentation graphics, spreadsheet, word processor or database software. Includes 23 numbered 1.44MB disks plus another PPT viewer/translator disk. Disk 1 is Disk Assy 021-054-079

Office 97 (buy it)

CD face identification: Standard upgrade: 0996 Part No. 90804
MS Part Numbers:

Office 97 Standard, Academic, CD: 021-00653
Office 97 Standard, Competitive Upgrade, CD: OFFICE 97 W32 EN NA C/V CD CCPCOM: 021-00703
Office 97 Standard, CD: 021-00691
Office 97 Standard, License Pack: 021-00725
Office 97 Standard, International, English, 3.5": 021-00640
Office 97 Standard, International, English, CD: 021-00692
Office 97.2 Small Business Edition, Competitive/Version Upgrade, CD: 588-00265
Office 97.2 Small Business Edition, CD: 588-00264
Office 97 Prof., World Wide Fulfillment, CD: 353-00026
Office 97 Prof. w Bookshelf, Academic, CD: 353-00035
Office 97 Prof., International, British English, CD: 269-01572
Office 97 Prof., International, English, CD: 269-00521
Office 97 Prof. w Bookshelf, Competitive/Version Upgrade, CD: 353-00014
OFFICEPRO 97 CRS EN NA MLP: 269-00585 (Professional edition zipper license pack)
OFCPRO/BKSHLF 97 W32 EN NA CD COM: Office 97 Prof. w Bookshelf, CD: 353-00005
Office 97 Developer Edition, Academic, CD: 549-00008
Office 97 Developer Edition, Competitive Upgrade, CD: 549-00001
Office 97 Developer Edition Version Update, CD: 549-00007
Office 97 Developer Edition, International, "Com", CD: 549-00011
Office 97 Developer Edition, OFF DEV ED 1997 W32 EN NA CD COM: 549-00009
Office 97 Developer Edition, OFF DEV ED 1997 W32 EN NA CD NFR CD: 549-00014
Mystery Office 97 Pro with Bookshelf Basics: 353-00022. I don't know what this is.


Office 97 Professional, Japanese: "OFC97 W/WD 98 PRO FPP": 353-00584

Office 97 Standard Upgrade (competitive) - You qualify for this if you are breathing (just kidding). You actually must own:

Office Suites: any MS Office for Windows or Windows NT, any MS Works for Windows, Borland Office 2.0, Corel WordPerfect Suite 7, Lotus SmartSuite 2.0 or later, Novell Perfect Office 3.0 or later.
Word Processors: MS Word 2.0 or later for DOS, any MS Word for Windows, Ami Pro for Windows, WordPerfect for DOS 4.0 or later, any WordPerfect for Windows, WordPro 96, any version of WordStar
Spreadsheets: any Excel for Windows, MS Multiplan, any Borland Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3 2.01 for DOS or later, any Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows, SuperCalc 3.1 or later for DOS
Presentation Graphics: PowerPoint for Windows 2.0 or later, Aldus Persuasion for Windows 2.0 or later, ASAP 1.0 or later, ASAP WordPower 1.0 or later, Harvard Graphics for DOS 2.3 or later, any Harvard Graphics for Windows, Lotus Freelance for DOS 4.0, any Lotus Freelance for Windows, WordPerfect Presentations for DOS 2.0, WordPerfect Presentations for Windows 2.0 of later.
or: MS Schedule+ 7.0, MS Project 1.0 or later

Includes the following materials:
Box sleeve, rear lower left 0996 Part No. 90798
CD jewel case front insert rear bar code 90803
CD jewel case rear insert 90801
CD face 0996 Part No. 90804
Reg. cards 1095 Part No. 68728, with SKU 021-00703
License agreement card, 0796 Part No. 91073. "MICROSOFT OFFICE 97 STANDARD EDITION, LICENSES: 1"
Supplemental Offers form. 1196 Part No. 90807
MSN Bonus CD, 1196 Part No. 93533
Manual: Getting Results with Microsoft Office 97, 703 pages, rear bar code label 90851

Office97 Professional (buy it)

CD, full retail part number: 353-00005

World Wide Fulfillment CD only is part number 353-00026. Has white label on front of Jewel Case.

World Wide Fulfillment CD boxed package is part number 353-00026 as well. Has COA, but includes no license. This must be purchased separately.

COAs for Office97 came in two types.

The first editions had MS's first edition COA, with interlocking, in-line broken circle cuts (to prevent removal), raised printing on Microsoft logo, temperature sensitive inks in a row of small squares at the top of the COA and a very faint "Microsoft" printed in white on the COA white space.

Later editions used the second edition COA, with "Microsoft" microprinting, a blue temperature sensitive ink oval which fades to show "MICROSOFT" when rubbed, and flying Windows logo cuts.

Office Developer's Edition/Tools (buy it)

This is what you need to create Access97 runtime applications. See also Office97 Developer Edition, below, which includes Developer Edition/Tools.
Printed manuals:
Microsoft Office 97 Object Model Guide, 33 pages, Document No. 92134-1096, bar code 92134
Microsoft Office 97 Visual Basic Programmer's Guide, 496 pages, Document No. 92127-1196, bar code 92127
Building Applications with Microsoft Access 97, 678 pages, Document No. DB63546-1096, bar code63546

Office97 Developer's Tools Edition - This CD is same as Office97 Developer's Edition, but without the Office97 applications.

Office 97 Developer's Edition Update (buy it)

This will upgrade Office 97 Profe4ssional Edition to the Developer's Edition.

Office 97 Developer's Edition (buy it)

This package is Office 97 Professional plus Developer Edition Tools. It includes the following materials:
Office 97 Professional Edition, jewel case front insert 90848, rear insert 90844 with CD key, CD "SR-1, © & (P) 1983 - 1996… 0797 Part No. X03-30180
Office 97 Developer Edition Tools, jewel case front insert X0305432, rear insert 92136 with CD key, CD "© 1995-1996… 1096 Part No. 92138
Mastering Microsoft Office 97 Development, jewel case front insert 91262, rear insert 91263 with CD key, CD © 1996…1196 Part No. 91261
Other materials:
Retail box sleeve 1096 Part No. 92112
Microsoft Office & Visual Basic for Applications Developer Resource Guide, Fall 1997/Winter 1998, Part #X03-52455
Microsoft Office & Visual Basic for Applications Developer magazine offer, PART #X03-22916
Book offer/order/rebate form, X03-04573
Registration card, 0498 Part No. X03-67931
Getting Started card, Bar code 92121
End-User License Agreement, 1196 Part no. 92125, "VERSION 97, LICENSES 1"
Printed manuals:
Microsoft Office 97 Object Model Guide, 33 pages, Document No. 92134-1096, bar code 92134
Microsoft Office 97 Visual Basic Programmer's Guide, 496 pages, Document No. 92127-1196, bar code 92127
Building Applications with Microsoft Access 97, 678 pages, Document No. DB63546-1096, bar code 63546

Office 97 Professional, Japanese

 Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition, Japanese

Office 2000 (buy it)

MS Part Numbers:
Standard Edition, retail:
Standard Academic: OFFICE 2000 WIN32 ENGLISH NA AE CD: 021-02654
Professional upgrade, retail: OFFICE PRO 2000 WIN32 ENGLISH NA CV: 269-02185
Professional, retail: OFFICE PRO 2000 WIN32 ENGLISH NA CD: 269-02188
Professional Upgrade, International: 269-02195
Premium Edition, international, retail: OFFICE PREM 2000 WIN32 ENGLISH INT: A96-00036
Developer's Edition, retail: 549-00265, $950 list
Developer's Tools 1.5: OFFICE DEV TOOLS 2000 WIN32 ENGLISH: 043-00001

Professional competitive and version upgrade - During installation, your hard disk and/or floppy disk for one of the following programs to confirm upgrade eligibility. All must be PC versions. MS Office Prof. 4.0 or later, any kind of MS Works 3.0 or later, Word 6.0 or later, WordPerfect 4.0 - 5.1 for DOS, WordPerfect 5.1 - 6.1 for Windows (or suites containing them), Excel 5.0 or later, Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS 2.01 - 3.4, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows 1.0 - 4.01 (or suites containing them), PowerPoint 4.0 or later, Access 2.0 or later, FoxPro 2.6 or later, Project 4.0 or later.

Retail versions will only work for 50 launches unless confirmed/registered online.

Office XP (buy it)

MS Part Numbers:


The Microsoft Office 1.0 for Macintosh (buy it)

MS OFFICE 1.00 MAC, 021-096V100

Office for Macintosh (buy it)

MS Part numbers:

OFFICE /BKSHLF 4.21 MAC EN NA CD AE: 393-00003 (includes Norton Utilities bundle)

Standard version includes: Word 6.0 for Mac and PowerMac Excel 5.0 for Mac and PowerMac PowerPoint 4.0 for Mac and PowerMac



2.20 for OS/2 Promo: 065-501V220

Excel 3.0 (buy it)

MS Part Numbers:

UPDATE WIN/XL 2.X/3.: 065-051-300

EXCEL 3.0 MAC, 065-096V300

3.0 Mac

System requirements: Macintosh Plus, Classic, LC, SE, IIsi, or other II-family personal computer. Minimum 1MB RAM, 2MB recommended if using multifinder or System 7. Requires System 6.0.2 or later and Finder 6.1 or later. Floppy drive and either a hard drive or a superdrive.

Excel 4.0 (buy it)

Disk 1-Setup Disk Assy 065-151-002 

Excel 4.0a has files dated 9/29/1992 12:00pm.

Excel 5.0 (buy it)

MS Part Numbers:

Upgrade, 3.5": 065-075-001
Competitive Upgrade, 5.25": 065-150v005 (list price $129)
Competitive Upgrade, 3.5": 065-151v005 (list price $129)
Version Upgrade, 5.25": 065-150-500 (list price $99)
UPGRADE WIN/EXCEL 5.0#(3H)RSLR CCP: 065-151-130 (Trade-Up Edition, Competitive Upgrade)
Version Upgrade, 3.5": 065-151-131 (list price $99)
Full version, 5.25": 065-050v500 (list price $495)
Full version, 3.5": 065-051v500 (list price $495)

Full version has 9 1.44MB disks. Disk #1 assy number 065-151-237, © 1987-1993

Trade-Up edition: 065-151-130

For users of Excel 4.0 or later, 1-2-3 for MS-DOS or Windows, Quattro Pro for MS-DOS or Windows, MultiPlan or SuperCalc. Will search hard and floppy disks for qualifying programs during installation. Minimum requirements: DOS 3.1 or later. Windows, WFW, NT or Windows for Pen Computing., 286 or higher processor, 4MB or RAM, 8-122MB of disk space, EGA or higher resolution monitor, mouse or other pointing device.

UPDATE EXCEL 5.0 V/RSLR MAC (CCP)A: 0651096-688

Excel 95 (buy it)

Excel 7.0 for Windows 95 and NT Workstation.

MS Part Numbers:

UPGRADE WIN/EXCEL 95 (3H) CVRSLR: 065-054-701
WIN/EXCEL 95 (3.5)H: 065-054V700

Upgrade version - you qualify for this if you are a licensed user of one of the following: Excel 3.0 or alter for Windows, Excel 4 for Win NT, Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3 2.01 or later for DOS, 1-2-3 for Windows, Multiplan, or SuperCalc 3.1 or later for DOS.


There appear to have been four releases of PowerPoint 4.0. They were 4.0, 4.0a, 4.0b, and 4.0c.

PowerPoint 3.0 (buy it)

MS Part Numbers: 

Competitive and version upgrade, 5.25": 079-050-355 (list price $129)
Competitive and version upgrade, 3.5": 079-051-355 (list price $129)
Full version, 5.25": 079-050v300 (list price $495)
Full version, 3.5": 079-051v300 (list price $495)


PowerPoint 97 (buy it)

MS Part numbers:

POWERPNT 97 W32 EN NA CD COM: 079-00092

You qualify for the upgrade edition if you are a licensed user of Excel 97 & Word 97 for Alpha systems, any version of MS Office for Windows or Windows NT, MS Office Small Business Edition, any version of MS works for Windows, or PowerPoint for Windows 2.0 or later.

Word (buy a copy of Word)


Word 3.0 for DOS. 5.25" disks part numbers similar to 034-099-290 (printed), 034099.300 (stamped). Probably four of them.

Word 4.0 for DOS

Word 5.0 for DOS (buy it)

MS Product Numbers:

Academic Edition: "WORD 5.00(3.5) UNIV" 034-695V500
5.25": 147-095V500

5.25" disks are numbered 07392 - 07404. (C) 1983-1988,
License envelope 0789 Part No. 08058
Registration card: 0491 Part No. 21080
Pocket Guide to Microsoft Word manual, 25 pages plus attached Quick Reference Card, 0888 Part No. 04021

Word 2.0 Special Upgrade - MS part 059-050-840. Licensed for use by owners of WordPerfect, DisplayWrite, MultiMate, WANG, WordStar, MS Word for DOS, and MS Word for Windows 1.1 or earlier. Word 2.0 requires Windows 3.0 or later, 286 or later processor, 2MB of memory, EGA or higher resolution monitor, and 5-15 MB disk space.

Microsoft Word 5.0 for DOS

Word 5.0 for DOS

MS part numbers:
5.25" (?): 034-099V500
3.5": 034-095V500

Includes the following materials:
Retail box sleeve. Version 5.0, 1189 Part No. 05995
License agreement envelope with seven 720K diskettes. 0389 Part No. 06537
Registration card marked 034095.500 in product number space, 0389 Part No. 06756
Roadmap, Part No. 08935, Document No. 990430020-500-R01-0989
Money-back Guarantee card, 1288 Part No. 04780
"The Latest Word" newsletter. Part No. 04180
"To get more out of Microsoft Word 5.0... OPEN ME FIRST" envelop with marketing materials, Part No. 04358. Contains...
F10 Keyboard template, Part No. 04297
F12 Keyboard template, Part No. 04296
Supplemental Printers Disk Order Form, 0989 Part No. 08879
Bitstream fontware order form, 0489 Part No. 04282
Word Exchange offer (Systems Compatibility Corp) 04281
Anderson Soft-Teach offer, Part #06102
Bitstream fonts starter kit offer, Part # 04357, Part # 09-W006
Companion Products and Upgrade Information catalog, 47 pages, Part No. 08449
Using Microsoft Word, 635 pages, 0789 Part No. 07964
Pritner Information for Microsoft Word, 291 pages, Document No. 990430010-500-R02-1088, 0888 Part No. 04019
Pocket Guide to Microsoft Word (with Quick Reference card), 25 pages, Document No. 990430015-500-R01-1088, 0888 Part No. 04021
Sampler: An Idea Book, 110 pages, Document No. 990430029-500-R00-1088, 0888 Part No. 04020
Reference to Microsoft Word, 254 pages, Document No. 990430002-500-R03-1088, 0789 Part No. 07965

Word 6.0

MS Part numbers:

Word Assistant, 5.25": 268-050-013 (list price $64.95)
Word Assistant, 3.5": 268-051-013 (list price $64.95)
Upgrade for Windows95 and NT, CD, MS part number 059-075-001
Version Upgrade, 5.25": 059-150-600
Version Upgrade, 3.5": 059-051-112 (list price $99)
Competitive Upgrade, 3.5": 059-051-601 (list price $129)
Full, 3.5": 059-050v600 (list price $495)

Microsoft Word 97 Upgrade

Word 97

MS Part numbers:

Word 97 Arabic, VUP, CD: 059-01139 

Word 97 Competitive Upgrade. You qualify for this if you are a licensed user of Microsoft Word for MS-DOS (2.0 or later), Microsoft Word (all versions of Windows and Windows NT Workstation), Ami Pro for Windows (1.0 or later), WordPerfect for MS-DOS (4.0 or later), WordPerfect for Windows (5.1 or later), WordPro 96 Edition for Windows and Windows 95, WordStar for MS-DOS (1.0 or later), WordStar for Windows (1.0 or later), WordStar 2000 for MS-DOS (3.0 or later), WordStar Pro for MS-DOS (1.0 or later).


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