A Visual Look at the History of Microsoft Office

ROFL 20-10-2015

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But where did Office get its start? How has it changed over the its long, storied history? Check out the infographic below for a fascinating visual history of the world’s most popular software suite.


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  1. Anonymous
    October 21, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Still Using OFFICE 2003 And XP.

    In Terms Of OFFICE, I Am A Consumer, Not A Producer.

    Besides Using OFFICE As A Middle Man For Document Displays, I Only Use WORD To Print Monthly Calendar Sheets I Create With The Calendar Template Wizard.


  2. Anonymous
    October 20, 2015 at 7:50 pm


  3. Anonymous
    October 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    It is odd that the infographic did not include Frontpage, which was the best WYSIWYG html editor at the time and a major selling point for the suite.

    My favorite version was OfficeXP. I stubbornly held on to it even when 2007 and 2010 came out. It did not have the Ribbon UI, which is a plus, and it is much more aesthetically pleasing than the ugly 2003 interface. Limited support for newer document formats is a major issue, so I had to retire it for another suite (Softmaker Office).

    • Anonymous
      October 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm