We know that Microsoft Excel has different features across different versions and there are several Excel versions, like Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016!
So whenever I use Microsoft Excel I need to check Excel Version that I am using. And boy, do I get confused to tell which Excel Version I am using!
Not to worry, as I will show you a few cool ways on How to Check Excel Version that you are using right away!
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*** Watch our video and step by step guide below and understand what version of Excel do I have ***
When you click on the Microsoft Excel icon on your computer, it starts to load and displays a starting screen.
This screen is shown for few seconds only but it displays the name of the application that you are using and the version that you are using.
You can easily check Excel version you are using by looking at the menu or the top ribbon.
Open any Microsoft Excel file and look at the top left corner of the file. Depending on how the File button looks, you can easily identify the version of Excel.
Microsoft Excel 2016
For Microsoft Excel 2016, you can easily spot the difference. You can see the “Tell me what you want to do” text at the top.
It is the only Excel version with this feature. For any other version, this text is not available.
Microsoft Excel 2013
If you are using Microsoft Excel 2013, you can see that the Ribbon tabs are all in Capital Letters!
If it is not in capital letters, you are probably using some other version of Excel.
Microsoft Excel 2010
For Microsoft Excel 2010, you can see the Rounded File Menu Button at the top left-hand corner.
Microsoft Excel 2007
For Microsoft Excel 2007, you can see the Rounded Microsoft Office Icon at the top left-hand corner.
Microsoft Excel 2003
For Microsoft Excel 2003, the giveaway here is it looks like Windows XP!
And this means you already need an upgrade!
Even though the above 2 methods are quick and easy, they do not provide complete information like:
- Whether you use a 64-bit or 32-bit version
- Exact Product Version
- Build Number
You can check all of this information by choosing either the help or about option in Excel:
Microsoft Excel 2016:
Go to File > Account > About Excel.
Here is what it looks like in Excel 2016:
Microsoft Excel 2013:
Go to File > Account > About Excel
Microsoft Excel 2010:
Go to File > Help > About Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel 2007:
Click on Rounded Microsoft Office Icon > Excel options. In the Excel Options dialog box, Select Resources > About button.
Microsoft Excel 2003:
In the menu go to the Help tab and then click on About Microsoft Excel
(If you do not see this option in the menu you are probably using Excel 2007 or higher!).
It is actually quite simple to gather information regarding and check Excel Version in Mac.
Click on Excel on the Mac Menu Bar and then select About Microsoft Excel.
In the About Excel dialog box, all details will be displayed!
So, you can either look at the starting screen of the application, the menu ribbon, or the help/about option in Excel to get information like product version, build number, etc.
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