How to Check which Office version installed?

How to Check which Office version installed?

Office Version installed

The first Office version was made in 1989 and contained only Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Since then, Microsoft has produced many different editions and versions.

To find out the version of Office installed on your computer, we can use two different methods. Use the Windows control panel and view the version in Programs and Features or identify the version by analyzing the graphic aspect of the screen. In

1st Method | View the Office Version in Programs and Features

The first method to identify which Office version is installed on your PC is to use the Programs and Features window of the Windows Control Panel.

  1. We press on the computer keyboard the Windows keys (it is the key with the Windows logo) and R simultaneously.
  2. The Run window will open.
  3. In the Open box: we type appwiz.cpl
  4. We click OK.
  5. The Programs and Features window will open.
  6. In the Name column, we search for Microsoft Office.
  7. The Office version installed on your computer will be indicated immediately after this entry, for example, Microsoft Office 2016 or Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013.
  8. Finally, we close the Programs and Features window.

2nd Method | Identify the Office version by looking at the screen

The second method to identify which Office version installed is installed on the PC is to analyze the screen of one of the program components (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access).

We open Word and look for correspondence with one of the following images to identify the Office version installed on the computer.
If the Word window looks the same as the image below, it means that Office 2019 is installed on the computer.

After each image, it is also explained how to identify the edition of Office (→ editions and versions of Microsoft Office ).

Office 2019

  • To know the edition of Office 2019 we open a document or an empty document.
  • We click on File.
  • In the left pane, we click Accounts.
  • In Product information, you will find the edition of Office installed on your computer.
  • Click on Word to view other information such as the serial number, the build or to find out if the version is 32 or 64 bit.

Office 2016

  • To find out the edition of Office 2016 we open a document or an empty document.
  • We click on File.
  • In the left pane, we click Accounts.
  • In Product information, you will find the edition of Office installed on your computer.
  • Click on Word to view other information such as the serial number, the build or to find out if the version is 32 or 64 bit.

Office 2013

  • To find out the edition of Office 2013 we open a document or an empty document.
  • We click on File.
  • In the left pane, we click Accounts.
  • In Product information, you will find the edition of Office installed on your computer.
  • Click on Word to view other information such as the serial number, the build or to find out if the version is 32 or 64 bit.

Office 2010

  • To find out the edition of Office 2010, click on File.
  • In the left pane, we click Help.
  • In product was activated will be shown the edition of Office installed on your computer.

Office 2007

To find out the edition of Office 2007, click on the Office Button , the round button in the upper left corner.

  1. We click on Word Options.
  2. In the left pane of the Word Options window, we click Resources.
  3. In the About Microsoft Office Word 2007 section we click About to view the edition, build, serial number, and to find out if the version is 32 or 64 bit.

Office 2003

To find out the edition of Office 2003, click on?
We click About Microsoft Word to view the edition, build, and serial number.

Office XP

To find out the build and a serial number of Office XP, click on and About Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Office editions and versions

Office 2019
The first version of Office 2019 was released on September 24, 2018.
The following editions are available:

  • Home & Student
  • Home & Business
  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Professional Plus

Office 2016

The first version of Office 2016 was released on September 22, 2015.

The following editions are available:

  1. Home & Student
  2. Home & Business
  3. Standard
  4. Professional
  5. Professional Plus

Office 2013 | Office 365

The first version of Office 2013 and Office 365 was released on January 29, 2013.

The following editions are available:

  • Home & Student
  • Home & Business
  • Standard
  • Professional
  • Professional Plus

Office 2010

The first version of Office 2010 was released on June 15, 2010.

The following editions are available:

  1. Starter
  2. Personal
  3. Home & Student
  4. Home & Business
  5. Standard
  6. Professional
  7. Academic
  8. University
  9. Professional Plus

Office 2007

The first version of Office 2007 was released on January 30, 2007.

The following editions are available:

  1. Basic
  2. Home & Student
  3. Standard
  4. Small Business
  5. Professional
  6. Professional Plus
  7. Ultimate
  8. Enterprise

Office 2003

The first version of Office 2003 was released on August 19, 2003.

The following editions are available:

  1. Basic
  2. Student & Teacher Edition
  3. Standard
  4. Small Business
  5. Professional Edition

Office XP

The first version of Office XP was released on May 31, 2001.

The following editions are available:

  • Home Edition
  • Standard
  • Plus
  • Small Business
  • Professional
  • Professional Special

What is Software Build?

Microsoft Office information displays a sequence of numbers divided by a dot, for example 15.0.4771.1001.

This sequence of numbers is software build or simply build. The build helps identify which updates and which new features are included in the same version of Office.

The first issue of the build identifies the version.

For example, all versions of Office 2013 start with the number 15 while all versions of Office 2010 start with the number 14. The numbers below are used to identify which updates and features the version contains.

For example, all versions of Office 2013 are identified with a number series. The first number is always 15 while the following numbers indicate the build.

In the same way, the first number of all versions of Office 2010 is number 14 while the following numbers indicate the build.

Sarah Johnson is an MS Office expert and I am working in the technology industry for the last 5 years. As a technical expert, I wrote technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as www.office.com/setup

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