Evolution of Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word Logo History

Microsoft Word (1984)

Microsoft Word (1984)
Source: fandom.com

Microsoft Word 1 for MS-DOS (1984)

Microsoft Word 1.15 Splash Screen (1984)

Microsoft Word 1.15 Splash Screen (1984)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 1.15 Document Editing in Multiple Windows (1984)

Microsoft Word 1.15 Document Editing in Multiple Windows (1984)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 1.15 Multiple Windows and Colors (1984)

Microsoft Word 1.15 Multiple Windows and Colors (1984)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 1.0 for Mac (1985)

Microsoft Word 1.0 for Mac About Dialog (1985)

Microsoft Word 1.0 for Mac About Dialog (1985)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 1.0 for Mac Document Editor (1985)

Microsoft Word 1.0 for Mac Document Editor (1985)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 2.0 for MS-DOS (1985)

Microsoft Word 2.0 Splash Screen (1985)

Microsoft Word 2.0 Splash Screen (1985)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 3.0 for MS-DOS (1986)

Microsoft Word 3.0 Splash Screen (1986)

Microsoft Word 3.0 Splash Screen (1986)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 3.0 Multiple Windows (1986)

Microsoft Word 3.0 Multiple Windows (1986)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Mac (1987)

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Mac About Dialog (1987)

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Mac About Dialog (1987)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Mac Document Editor (1987)

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Mac Document Editor (1987)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Xenix (1987)

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Xenix (Unix) (1987)

Microsoft Word 3.0 for Xenix (Unix) (1987)
Source: vintagecomputing.com

Microsoft Word 5.0 for MS-DOS (1989)

Microsoft Word 5.0 Splash Screen (1989)

Microsoft Word 5.0 Splash Screen (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 5.0 About Dialog (1989)

Microsoft Word 5.0 About Dialog (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 5.0 WYSIWYG View (1989)

Microsoft Word 5.0 WYSIWYG View (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 5.0 File Menu (1989)

Microsoft Word 5.0 File Menu (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 (1989)

Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Splash Screen (1989)

Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Splash Screen (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Document Editor (1989)

Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Document Editor (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Image Embedding (1989)

Microsoft Word for Windows 1.0 Image Embedding (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Mac 4.0 (1990)

Microsoft Word for Mac 4.0 About Dialog (1990)

Microsoft Word for Mac 4.0 About Dialog (1990)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Mac 4.0 Document Editor (1990)

Microsoft Word for Mac 4.0 Document Editor (1990)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 (1991)

Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 Splash Screen (1991)

Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 Splash Screen (1991)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 Document Editor (1991)

Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 Document Editor (1991)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 Help for WordPerfect Users (1991)

Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0 Help for WordPerfect Users (1991)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Mac 5.1 (1992)

Microsoft Word for Mac 5.1 Registration Screen (1992)

Microsoft Word for Mac 5.1 Registration Screen (1992)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Mac 5.1 About Dialog (1992)

Microsoft Word for Mac 5.1 About Dialog (1992)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Mac 5.1 Document Editor (1992)

Microsoft Word for Mac 5.1 Document Editor (1992)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 (1993)

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 Splash Screen (1993)

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 Splash Screen (1993)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 About Dialog (1993)

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 About Dialog (1993)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 Tip of the Day (1993)

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 Tip of the Day (1993)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 Document Editor (1993)

Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 Document Editor (1993)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 6.0 for Mac (1995)

Microsoft Word 6.0 for Mac Splash Screen (1995)

Microsoft Word 6.0 for Mac Splash Screen (1995)
Source: macintoshrepository.org

Microsoft Word 6.0 for Mac About Dialog (1995)

Microsoft Word 6.0 for Mac About Dialog (1995)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 95 (1995)

Microsoft Word 95 Splash Screen (1995)

Microsoft Word 95 Splash Screen (1995)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 95 Document Editing (1995)

Microsoft Word 95 Document Editing (1995)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 95 Multiple Windows (1995)

Microsoft Word 95 Multiple Windows (1995)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 97 (1997)

Microsoft Word 97 Splash Screen (1997)

Microsoft Word 97 Splash Screen (1997)
Source: eastereggs.fandom.com

Microsoft Word 97 About Dialog (1997)

Microsoft Word 97 About Dialog (1997)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 97 Document Editing with Clippy (1997)

Microsoft Word 97 Document Editing with Clippy (1997)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition (1998)

Word 98 Macintosh Edition Splash Screen (1998)

Word 98 Macintosh Edition Splash Screen (1998)
Source: macintoshgarden.org

Word 98 Macintosh Edition Document Editing (1998)

Word 98 Macintosh Edition Document Editing (1998)
Source: macintoshgarden.org

Word 98 Macintosh Edition Word Art Gallery (1998)

Word 98 Macintosh Edition Word Art Gallery (1998)
Source: macintoshgarden.org

Microsoft Word 2000 (2000)

Microsoft Word (2000)

Microsoft Word (2000)
Source: docplayer.com.br

Microsoft Word (2000)

Microsoft Word (2000)
Source: deviantart.com

Microsoft Word 2001 for Mac (2001)

Microsoft Word 2001 for Mac Splash Screen (2001)

Microsoft Word 2001 for Mac Splash Screen (2001)
Source: guidebookgallery.org

Microsoft Word 2001 for Mac Document Editing (2001)

Microsoft Word 2001 for Mac Document Editing (2001)
Source: brothersoft.com

Microsoft Word XP/Word 2002 (2002)

Microsoft Word XP Splash Screen (2002)

Microsoft Word XP Splash Screen (2002)
Source: guidebookgallery.org

Microsoft Word XP Document Editing (2002)

Microsoft Word XP Document Editing (2002)
Source: lifewire.com

Microsoft Word XP Document Editing with Clippy (2002)

Microsoft Word XP Document Editing with Clippy (2002)
Source: infobitt.blogspot.com

Microsoft Word 2003 (2003)

Microsoft Word 2003 Splash Screen (2003)

Microsoft Word 2003 Splash Screen (2003)
Source: lifewire.com

Microsoft Word 2003 Document Editing (2003)

Microsoft Word 2003 Document Editing (2003)
Source: paperwishes.com

Microsoft Word 2003 Image Embed (2003)

Microsoft Word 2003 Image Embed (2003)
Source: paperwishes.com

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac (2004)

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac Splash Screen (2004)

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac Splash Screen (2004)
Source: lowendmac.com

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac Document Editing (2004)

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac Document Editing (2004)
Source: matricom.net

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac Formatting Palette (2004)

Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac Formatting Palette (2004)
Source: appleinsider.com

Microsoft Word 2007 - Ribbon Interface (2007)

Microsoft Word 2007 Splash Screen (2007)

Microsoft Word 2007 Splash Screen (2007)
Source: timetoast.com

Microsoft Word 2007 File Menu (2007)

Microsoft Word 2007 File Menu (2007)
Source: computertutorials.in

Microsoft Word 2007 Document Editing (2007)

Microsoft Word 2007 Document Editing (2007)
Source: garethjmsaunders.co.uk

Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac (2008)

Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac Splash Screen (2008)

Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac Splash Screen (2008)
Source: guidebookgallery.org

Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac Document Editing (2008)

Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac Document Editing (2008)
Source: 4xpdf.com

Microsoft Word 2010 (2010)

Microsoft Word 2010 Splash Screen (2010)

Microsoft Word 2010 Splash Screen (2010)
Source: lifehacker.com

Microsoft Word 2010 Inserted Shapes (2010)

Microsoft Word 2010 Inserted Shapes (2010)
Source: dottech.org

Microsoft Word 2010 Empty Page (2010)

Microsoft Word 2010 Empty Page (2010)
Source: robertgreiner.com

Microsoft Word 2010 Word Art Menu (2010)

Microsoft Word 2010 Word Art Menu (2010)
Source: msofficesupport.blogspot.com

Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac (2011)

Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac Splash Screen (2011)

Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac Splash Screen (2011)
Source: setonhill.edu

Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac Multiple Authors Editing Document (2011)

Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac Multiple Authors Editing Document (2011)
Source: geek.com

Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac Print Layout View (2011)

Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac Print Layout View (2011)
Source: geek.com

Microsoft Word 2013 (2013)

Microsoft Word 2013 Splash Screen (2013)

Microsoft Word 2013 Splash Screen (2013)
Source: logos.fandom.com

Microsoft Word 2013 Template (2013)

Microsoft Word 2013 Template (2013)
Source: microsoft.com

Microsoft Word 2013 Empty Document Editor (2013)

Microsoft Word 2013 Empty Document Editor (2013)
Source: directionstraining.com

Microsoft Word 2013 Start Templates (2013)

Microsoft Word 2013 Start Templates (2013)
Source: directionstraining.com

Microsoft Word Document Editor with Comments (2013)

Microsoft Word Document Editor with Comments (2013)
Source: pcworld.com

Microsoft Word 2016 (2016)

Microsoft Word 2016 Splash Screen (2016)

Microsoft Word 2016 Splash Screen (2016)
Source: logos.fandom.com

Microsoft Word 2016 Design Themes (2016)

Microsoft Word 2016 Design Themes (2016)
Source: taku.com.au

Microsoft Word 2016 Inserted Shapes (2016)

Microsoft Word 2016 Inserted Shapes (2016)
Source: merabheja.com

Microsoft Word 2016 Document Editor (2016)

Microsoft Word 2016 Document Editor (2016)
Source: microsoft.com

Microsoft Word 2016 Skype Integration and Sharing (2016)

Microsoft Word 2016 Skype Integration and Sharing (2016)
Source: microsoft.com

Microsoft Word for Office 365 (2019)

Microsoft Word for Office 365 Document Editor (2019)

Microsoft Word for Office 365 Document Editor (2019)
Source: Version Museum

Microsoft Word for Office 365 Document Editor (2019)

Microsoft Word for Office 365 Document Editor (2019)
Source: Version Museum

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