We know that Microsoft Excel has different features across different versions and there are several Excel version, like Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016!
So whenever I use Microsoft Excel I want to know right away which Excel Version I am using. And boy, do I get confused to tell what Excel Version I am using!
Not to worry, as I will show you a few cool ways where you can determine the Excel Version right away!
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Microsoft Excel 2016
You can see “Tell me what you want to do” text at the top. It is the only Excel version with this feature.
Microsoft Excel 2013
WHAT? Are you still using this version?
You can see that the Ribbon tabs are all in Capital Letters!
Microsoft Excel 2010
You can see the Rounded File Menu Button at the top left hand corner…
Microsoft Excel 2007
You can see the Rounded Microsoft Office Icon at the top left hand corner…
Microsoft Excel 2003
The giveaway here is it looks like Windows XP, and this means you already need an upgrade!
Another Way To Find Your Excel Version…
You can check for the exact Excel version by going to:
Microsoft Excel 2016: File > Account > About Excel
Microsoft Excel 2013: File > Account > About Excel
Microsoft Excel 2010: File > Help > About Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel 2007: Rounded Microsoft Office Icon > Excel options > 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!).
Here is what it looks like in Excel 2016:
How to Check your Excel Version