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Top 3 Ways to Check Excel Version That You Are Using!

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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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1. Looking at the Splash Screen

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.

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2. Looking at the Menu

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.

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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.

Top 3 Ways to Check Excel Version That You Are Using!

 

Microsoft Excel 2010

For Microsoft Excel 2010, you can see the Rounded File Menu Button at the top left-hand corner.

Top 3 Ways to Check Excel Version That You Are Using!

 

Microsoft Excel 2007

For Microsoft Excel 2007, you can see the Rounded Microsoft Office Icon at the top left-hand corner.

Top 3 Ways to Check Excel Version That You Are Using!

 

Microsoft Excel 2003

For Microsoft Excel 2003, the giveaway here is it looks like Windows XP!

And this means you already need an upgrade!

Top 3 Ways to Check Excel Version That You Are Using!

 

3. Checking Help or About Information

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:

Top 3 Ways to Check Excel Version That You Are Using!

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!).

 

For Mac

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.

Top 3 Ways to Check Excel Version That You Are Using!

In the About Excel dialog box, all details will be displayed!

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Conclusion

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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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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