Microsoft Word

From EDM2
Jump to: navigation, search

A word processing program from Microsoft that is actually two completely different codebases. The first one was a text mode version designed by Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie and was developed on Microsoft's in house UCSD Pascal derived system and shipped for DOS and XENIX with versions appearing a little later for most personal computers available at the time. In 1989 a new version with a graphical user interface and coded from the ground up in C was introduced for Microsoft Windows and followed the year after by a version for OS/2.

Versions

DOS
  • Nov 1983: Word 1.00
  • 1984: Word 1.10
  • Sep 1984: Word 1.15
  • 1985: Word 2.0
  • 1986: Word 3.0
  • Nov 1986: Word 3.1
  • 1987: Word 4.0
  • 1993: Word 6.0 (last known DOS version)
UNIX
  • 1987: Word 3.0 for XENIX (286)
  • 1988: Word 3.0.1
  • 1988: Word 3.0.2
  • Oct 1988: Word 3.0.3 - fixes for SCO XENIX Release 2.3
  • 1988: Word 3.0.4
  • 1990: Word 5.0.0 - for SCO XENIX Operating System Release 2.3.0 or SCO UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2.0
  • 1991: Word 5.0.1 - for SCO XENIX/UNIX 386, AT&T UNIX for 6386 & 3B2
  • 1991: Word 5.0.2
  • 1991: Word 5.0.4 - AT&T UNIX for 3B2
  • 1991: Word 5.1.0 - for SCO XENIX/UNIX 386, AT&T UNIX for 6386
  • 1991: Word 5.1.1 - for SCO XENIX/UNIX 386 & Open Desktop, AT&T UNIX for 6386
DOS & OS/2 (FAPI)
  • 1989: Word 5.0
  • 1990: Word 5.5
  • 1999: Y2K-compatible version
The DOS 5.5 version is available as a free download from Microsoft. Link is to US English version, other languages are available.
OS/2 Presentation Manager
  • 1990: Word for OS/2 1.1
  • Last known OS/2 PM version: Microsoft Word for OS/2 v1.1b
Windows
  • Nov 1989: Word for Windows 1.0
  • 1990: Word for Windows 1.1
  • 1990: Word for Windows 1.1a
  • 1992: Word for Windows 2.0
  • 1993: Word for Windows 6.0

Authors & publisher

  • Microsoft
  • Charles Simonyi (MS Word VIO)
  • Richard Brodie (MS Word VIO)

Links