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How to Find out Your Version of Microsoft Excel

Joshua is a graduate student at the USF. He has interests in business technology, analytics, finance, and lean six sigma.

How to Find Your Version of Excel

Knowing your Microsoft Excel version can help you better understand your limitations of functionality of your version.

Knowing your Microsoft Excel version can help you better understand your limitations of functionality of your version.

In this text you will find out what version of Microsoft Excel you are using. Instructions to complete certain tasks in Microsoft Excel may be different for alternate versions. That's why it's good to know which version you are working with. This task maybe more suitable for a beginner or if you are using someone else's computer.

The procedure highlighted below should tell you whether you are working in Microsoft Office 2013, 2016 or 2019.

Step 1

Click in the "File" button in the top left-hand corner of the Excel workbook.

File Menu

Use Alt + f as a shortcut to open the file menu options.

Use Alt + f as a shortcut to open the file menu options.

Step 2

Click on the "Account" option from the file menu.

Account Option

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Step 3

Click on the "About Excel" button in the middle of the page below the "office Updates" button.

About Excel Button

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Step 4

View details about your software. There are two places on this page where you can find your software version.

Find Version

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Other information

Other information that you may want to view for reference are the Microsoft product key for the software and the terms of the licensing agreement.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Joshua Crowder