Microsoft Office for Mac 16.58

Originally published at: Microsoft Office for Mac 16.58 - TidBITS

Update to the office suite focused on enhancements for Excel. ($149.99 new for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update, macOS 10.14+)

Please bring back Word 5.1a, or put an emulation of it in Word 16.58. Version 5.1a was the best Word ever devised; it did everything well.

Back in the days when Adam used to release a special unannounced and unmarked April 1st special edition of TidBits, I got totally pranked when he reported that Microsoft announced that it would be reissuing a Mac version of Word 5.1. I was so happy to hear the news that I emailed the news to everyone on the office I was working in, as well as friends and family, and they all were just as happy as I was.

Even that joke is 19 years old. :slight_smile:

And a subsequent Word 5.1 joke about it coming to the iPad is 11 years old.

At this point, I think it’s safe to say that the only way you’ll ever be able to use Word 5.1 again is on hardware of the era or in an emulator. Sorry!

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