All the ways to find out which version of Microsoft Office you’re using

Windows is installed on around 90% of personal computers. Many individuals who use Windows computers also use Microsoft’s Office suite. Although it’s simple to tell what Windows version you’re running by glancing at your desktop, determining what version of Office you’re running might be more difficult. If you require this information, we’ll show you four alternative ways to figure out what version of Office you’re running in this tutorial. Follow through for more information on all the ways to find out which version of Microsoft Office you’re using.

  1. Find the version of Office using the Control Panel
  2. Use the menus to find out what version of Office you are using
  3. Find the version of use by checking the Help and about section in Office apps

These are the most effective routes you can take to find out what version of Office you are using, if one doesn’t log try the next, they will work to help you find the core ID of your Office account to ensure you remain up to date.

Find the version of Office using the Control Panel

You can use the Control panel in Windows to find out which version you are using, it’s quite a useful tool in many different applications such as managing your Windows account and properties within your account such as connected devices. Follow through to see how you can use the Control Panel to find out what version of Office you are using.

Step by step process – Find the version of Office using the Control Panel

  • Firstly, open the “Control Panel.”

You can access the control panel by clicking on start followed by either looking for it in the drawer or typing it out in the search bar

  • Now click on “Programs”.
  • After that click on “Program and Features”.
  • Once the app list has loaded, double-click the “Microsoft 365 Apps” option.
  • Now click on “Show more details” on the popup.
  • Then click “Show information about the publisher certificate”.
  • Finally, select “Details”.

The Control Panel is a Microsoft Windows component that allows you to see and modify system settings. It is made up of a series of applets that let you install or remove devices and software, manage user accounts, change accessibility options, and access networking settings. Third-party applets, such as audio and video drivers, VPN utilities, input devices, and networking tools, are available. However, did you know it can also help you find which version of Office you are using? Many of the Control Panel’s individual applets can also be accessed in different ways. For example, you can go to Display Properties by right-clicking on an empty area of the desktop and selecting Properties. By entering control at a command prompt, you may open the Control Panel; extra options can be used to launch individual control panels. Follow through for more information on how to use the control panel to access what version of Office you are using.

If you’re using Windows 10, go to Settings, then Apps, then Apps & Features. Look for an item for Microsoft Office in the list of installed programs. The edition and version are the parts of the term that follow after Microsoft Office. You can view the precise product version number of the Microsoft Office suite that you have if you click or press on it.

Use the menus to find out what version of Office you are using

Even if it can assist certain people to sort things out, this strategy is no longer a good alternative after the release of Microsoft Office 2019:

The first thing you should do is launch one of the Microsoft Office programs. It makes no difference whether the software you open: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, or anything else. Then glance at the top menu’s left side, which is also known as the ribbon interface. You can tell what version of Office you have by the appearance of the File button. You’re using Microsoft Office 2016, 2019, or Office 365 if the File button is rectangular, has sharp edges, and starts with an uppercase letter. There are no significant aesthetic variations between these Office versions.

I’m using Microsoft Word for my example you can use PowerPoint or any other Office-based application that access your account credentials and details.

  • Click the “File” tab.
  • Then click on “Account”.
  • It will then give you a list of information in regards to your account including your version.

For more in-depth information click on “About Word”, this will allow you to gain as much information as possible about version numbers and information.

Find the version of use by checking the Help and about section in Office apps

Individual security patches and other upgrades for Microsoft 365 Apps are not available through Windows Update, unlike prior versions of Office. Instead, Microsoft builds an updated version of Microsoft 365 Apps and uploads it to the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the internet whenever new updates are issued. This upgraded version includes all-new changes as well as all prior month’s updates. The timetable for updates is determined by whatever update channel Microsoft 365 Apps are configured to utilize.

See Update history for Microsoft 365 Apps for a list of when updates were issued for Microsoft 365 Apps.

Go to File > Account in any Office product to see which version of Microsoft 365 Apps is installed on a user’s machine. The version number may be seen in the About section. In Excel, for example, look under the About Excel section.

Wrapping it up

These are the most effective ways to figure out what version of Office you’re running; if one doesn’t work, try the next; they’ll all work to help you identify your Office account’s core ID so you can stay current.

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