What version of Office am I using? 32-bit or 64-bit?

Express PowerPoint Plugin > Support Help

The bit version only applies to Office 2010, 365, 2013 and 2016. If you have Office 2007 or earlier, it only comes in 32-Bit so any plugins you install need to be the 32-bit version.

If you don't know what version of Office you have, click here to see what version of Office you have.

 

How do I know if my Office is 32-bit or 64-bit?

This option only applies to Office 2010 / 365 / 2013 / 2016 users
 
 

Office 2013 and Office 2016 (one-time purchase)

Office 2013 and 2016 use the File tab and the Microsoft Office Backstage view, which is what you see after you clickFile. Here's what you see in Word 2013 after choosing File > Account.

NOTE   In Outlook, you click File > Office Account.

File > Account in Word 2013

Number one in a pink circle Shows if you have a one-time purchase Office product, what Office product it is, and if the product is activated.

Number two in a pink circle. After you click About Word, you’ll see what bit you are running—32-bit or 64-bit.

About Word 2013 window

top of page

 

Office 365 subscription

Office 365 subscription uses the File tab and the Microsoft Office Backstage view, what you see after you click File. Here's what you see in Word after choosing File > Account.

File > Account in an Office 365 subscription

Number one in a pink circle Shows if you have a subscription Office product and what Office product it is.

Number two in a pink circle. Shows you the full version number.

TIP   Choose Update Options to install updates.

Number three in a pink circle. After you click About Word, you’ll see what bit you are running—32-bit or 64-bit.

About Microsoft Word window

top of page

Office 2013 RT (for Microsoft Surface)

On the Microsoft Surface RT, there’s only one version of Office that’s designed to run on the tablet’s ARM processor, Office 2013 RT. Here's the version information in Word RT after choosing File > Account.

Word RT showing the File > Account window

Number one in a pink circle Shows you what Office product it is and if the product is activated.

Number two in a pink circle. After you click About Word, you’ll see if the Office application is part of an Office suite.

About Word RT window

top of page

Office 2010

Office 2010 introduces the File tab and the Microsoft Office Backstage view, what you see after you click File. Here's what you see in Word 2010 after choosing File > Help.

Product information after click File > Help in Word 2010

Number one in a pink circle Shows you what Office product it is, and if the product is activated, and what applications are included in the Office product.

Number two in a pink circle. Shows you the full version number and if you are running 32-bit or 64-bit Office.

Number three in a pink circle. After you click Additional Version and Copyright Information, you’ll see what service packs and license information.

About Word 2010 window

top of page

 


 

What version of Office do I have?

If you're not sure what version you are running, please open an Office application (we use Word in our examples), and look at the UI to help determine what version you have.
 

IF YOU SEE THIS UI AFTER YOU OPEN AN OFFICE APPLICATION....

YOU HAVE THIS VERSION.

Home tab in Word 2013, Word 2016, and Word RT

You either have Office 365, Office 2016, or Office 2013.

Choose File > Account. From here, you can see the specific version installed and also the bit version.

 

Home tab in Word RT

You have Office 2013 RT.

Choose File > Account. From here, you can see the specific version installed and also the bit version.

 

Home tab in Word 2010

You have Office 2010.

Choose File > Help. From here, you can see the specific version installed and also the bit version.

 

Main Home ribbon in Word 2007

You have Office 2007.

Choose Microsoft Office Button Click the Microsoft Office Button > Help. From here, you can see the specific version installed. Office 2007 only comes in 32-Bit.

 

Main menu in Word 2003

You have Office 2003.

Choose Help > About Microsoft Word. From here, you can see the specific version installed. Office 2003 only comes in 32-Bit.

top of page