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Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition


Microsoft Office 97 Standard Edition



Microsoft Office 97, the world's best-selling office suite, integrates intelligent applications with the power of the Internet so you can get your job done faster and more effectively. Revolutionary new technologies help you get organized, get connected, and get great results.



  • Intelligent applications - Office products provide intelligence and automation, helping you complete tasks in less time and with less effort.
  • Intranet solutions - Office 97 is the best desktop suite for managing and creating intranet content and working with intranet data.
  • Improved software administration - Microsoft has made substantial advances in making Office easier to set up, configure, and support.



Microsoft® Office Assistant Breakthrough technology that unifies online user assistance, lets users ask questions in their own words, and interactively provides helpful suggestions.


Command bars Menus and toolbars are now combined into one flexible and simplified interface. Tear-off menus and customizable toolbars give users easy access to frequently used features.


Integration with Internet Explorer Users of Internet Explorer 3.0 or later can seamlessly browse Office 97 documents.


Hyperlinks Allows users to connect Office documents with hyperlinks to other Office documents or sites on the Internet.


Web toolbar Provides standard browser functionality in all Office 97 applications to easily navigate hyperlinked documents.


Save as HTML Word 97, Excel 97 and PowerPoint® 97 now provide built-in support for viewing, creating and saving files into HTML format.


Support for ActiveX Controls ActiveX controls can be embedded directly into Office files. ActiveX controls allow developers to create fully programmable documents and forms with enhanced capabilities for online viewing.


Free online extras Free content and information for Microsoft Office users available at the Office Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/msoffice/.htm


Improved Features


IntelliSense® everywhere Intelligent features automate routine tasks and simplify complex ones.


Shared code Now more than 50 percent of the code is shared across the Microsoft Office suite.


Office Binder Allows users to combine different Office documents into one file. Now enhanced to share common headers/footers across documents and print as a single job.


Office viewers Word, Excel and PowerPoint offer no-charge viewers, available for download from the Office World Wide Web site that let anyone view or print documents, even if they do not have the respective Microsoft application.


Visual Basic® for Applications (VBA) VBA is now supported in each Microsoft Office 97 application. Currently, Outlook? supports Visual Basic Scripting Edition.


Office Family Additional products from Microsoft are designed to enhance the capabilities of Microsoft Office software.


Office Compatible Over 400 ISVs produce software designed to complement Microsoft Office.


Third party support Partnerships with publishers, solution providers, and training services ensure that users of Microsoft Office are well supported.


System Requirements

Computer/ Processor Personal or multimedia computer with a 486 or higher processor.
Memory On Windows® 95, 8 MB to run applications individually. On Windows NT® Workstation, 16 MB of memory required to run applications individually. More memory may be required to run additional applications simultaneously.
Hard Disk 60-167 MB hard disk space required, depending on configuration; approximately 102 MB required for typical installation.
Drive CD-ROM drive (coupon enclosed for 3.5" high-density disks. CD-ROM contains additional items such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, extra clip art, fonts, .avi files, and sounds not available on 3.5" disks).
Display VGA or higher-resolution video adapter (Super VGA, 256-color recommended).
Operating System Windows 95 operating system or Windows NT 3.51 Service Pack 5 or later (will not run on earlier versions).
Peripheral/ Miscellaneous Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse?, or compatible pointing device; 9600 baud or higher modem (14.4 recommended); Microsoft Mail, Microsoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software required to use e-mail.

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