<<Office 97 was pretty much all you needed>>
Thank you, mix. I've been sitting here trying to remember which it was. Back when the earth was young and I was teaching in a university, I'd tell my students to buy '97 if they had to buy because everything worked. In addition, the Help files were on the local computer, so you didn't have to have an Internet connection to use them, as with later versions.
That was before I retired and switched to Libre Office.