How to Check Your Version of Office

Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students

You can find your version of Office by following these step-by-step instructions.

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Checking Your Office Version on Windows

Step 1

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On the desktop, left-click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

Step 2

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Left-click "All Programs" in the Start menu.

Step 3

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Left-click "Microsoft Office" in the list of folders.

Step 4

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Look at the year number next to any of the Office applications in the list.  This is the version of Office you are running.  In this example, the version is Office 2010.

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Checking Your Office Version on Windows 8

Step 1

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Figure: Check Office Version Windows 8 1
If you are not already on the Start screen, press the Windows key. This will allow you to navigate to the Start screen.  If you are already on the Start screen, skip this step and proceed to Step 2.

Step 2

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Figure: Check Office Version Windows 8 2
Start typing the name of any office application to run a search for it.  In this example, we use Word.  You will be brought to the screen shown above.  Find the name of the application you are searching for in the list, and look at the year number next to it.  This is the version of Office you are running.  In this example, the version is Office 2013.

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Checking Your Office Version on Mac OS X

Step 1

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Figure: Check Office Version 2011 1
Open an Office application (in this example, we use Outlook).  Left-click the name of the application in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Step 2

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Left-click "About Outlook" in the menu.  Note that if you have a different application open, it will say the name of that application (About Word, About Excel, etc.).

Step 3

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You will see a window with the version information.  The key text is circled in red in the above image.  Note that the version number for one application applies to all applications in Office.

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