How do you know what version of Office you have

Interesting questions came up the other day, “How do you know what version of Office you have”?  To a guy who has been around technology for years, I never thought about shown my students on how to check what versions of Microsoft Office they are using.  So here is the quick rundown of the steps to check for the version in Office 2003, Office 2007 and new Office 2010.

Office 2003:

Open Word and at the top of the menu bar you have File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, and Tools, and so on…select the Help drop down menu. In the dropdown menu select About Microsoft Office Word.

In this window you will see the first line of text will tell you the version of Office you are using.

Office 2007:

Open Word, select the Microsoft Office Button then select Word Options. In the Word Options window, select Resources then select in the right window About. You will see another window that reads About Microsoft Office Word. There in the first line of text you will see the version of Microsoft Office you are using.


Office 2010:

Office 2010 is much easier to view the version, simple open Word, select File from the menu, and select HELP. In the windows just below Product Activated, you will see that the first line of text shows you the version of Microsoft Office you are running, and below that you will see a listed of products contained in this version of Office 2010


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Front-end web developer currently creating new sites and doing maintenance for small businesses and non-profits such as City Chamber of Commerce and Public Safety. Mr. Martin has been a Technology Instructor for a local Community College since 2007. Mr. Martin is teaching Information Technology 101, Computer Essential 101, Word , Excel, PowerPoint , Access DB, Introduction to HTML/Web Page Design, and Web Design 1, Advance Web Design 2, WordPress, HTML5, CSS, and Linux Admin. Available as adjunct instructor for online classes for community colleges for Fall and Spring semester.