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Article ID: 255275 - Last Review: December 20, 2005 - Revision: 3.3

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SUMMARY

When you look at the version information for a Microsoft Office 2000 program in the About Microsoft program name box (on the Help menu), the version information may differ from program to program.

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Some of the Office 2000 programs list a version number along with the program name. The version number appears as a six-digit number separated by periods, x.x.xxxx. For example, Access 2000 displays the version number as:
9.0.2720
Note Microsoft Outlook 2000 and Microsoft FrontPage 2000 display the version number as a seven-digit number separated by periods, x.x.x.xxxx.

The last four digits of the version number may be different from program to program as well. These digits are obtained from either the Mso9.dll file or the program's EXE file. Microsoft Access 2000, Microsoft Excel 2000, and Microsoft Word 2000 obtain these numbers from the Mso9.dll file, and the other Office programs obtain the information from their respective EXE files.

The following table lists how the version information appears in each Office 2000 program in the About Microsoft program name box.

Program       Version information displayed
-----------------------------------------------

Access        Microsoft Access 2000 (9.0.2720)

Binder        Microsoft Office Binder 9.0.2702

Excel         Microsoft Excel 2000 (9.0.2720)

FrontPage     Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Version: 4.0.2.2720

Outlook       Microsoft Outlook 2000 (9.0.0.2711)

PowerPoint    Microsoft PowerPoint 2000(9.0.2716)

Publisher     Microsoft Publisher 2000

Word          Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.2720)
				

Version Information After Installing Office 2000 SR-1 Update

Program       Version information displayed 
-----------------------------------------------------
Access        Microsoft Access 2000 (9.0.3821 SR-1)

Binder        Microsoft Office Binder 9.0.2702

Excel         Microsoft Excel 2000 (9.0.3821 SR-1)

FrontPage     Microsoft FrontPage 2000  Version: 4.0.2.3821
              SR-1 is located to the left of the User name.

Outlook       Microsoft Outlook 2000 SR-1 (9.0.0.3821)

PowerPoint    Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 SR-1 (9.0.3821)

Publisher     Microsoft Publisher 2000 SR-1

Word          Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.3821 SR-1)
				

Version Information After Installing Office 2000 SP-2 Update

Program       Version information displayed 
---------------------------------------------------------
Access        Microsoft Access 2000 (9.0.4402 SR-1)

Binder        Microsoft Office Binder 9.0.2702

Excel         Microsoft Excel 2000 (9.0.4402 SR-1)

FrontPage     Microsoft FrontPage 2000  Version: 4.0.2.4426
              SR-1 is located to the left of the User name, Company, and Product ID number.

Outlook       Microsoft Outlook 2000 SR-1 (9.0.0.4527)

PowerPoint    Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 SR-1 (9.0.4527)

Publisher     Microsoft Publisher 2000 SR-1

Word          Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.4402 SR-1)
				

Version Information After Installing Office 2000 SP-3 Update

Program       Version information displayed 
---------------------------------------------------------
Access        Microsoft Access 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3)

Binder        Microsoft Office Binder 9.0.2702

Excel         Microsoft Excel 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3)

FrontPage     Microsoft FrontPage 2000  Version: 4.0.2.6625
              SP-3 is located to the left of the User name, Company, and Product ID number.

Outlook       Microsoft Outlook 2000 SP-3 (9.0.0.6627)

PowerPoint    Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 SP-3 (9.0.6620)

Publisher     Microsoft Publisher 2000 SP-3

Word          Microsoft Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3)
				
Note The version information may change as new updates are installed.

Important Not all updates change the version number that is listed in the About Microsoft Program dialog box. When you install an update that does not change the version number that is listed in theAbout Microsoft Program dialog box, check the version of your Office program’s executable file by using the steps that are listed in the "How to Verify the Version Property for the Executable File" section.

Note When the update does not include an updated version of the program’s executable file, see the documentation that is provided with your update to determine the files that are updated and then check the versions of the updated files.

Note The version information may change as new updates are installed. By default, Office program files are installed in the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office
The executable file names are the same for every version of Office and are as follows:
Excel.exe
Frontpg.exe
Msaccess.exe
Outlook.exe
PowerPnt.exe
Winword.exe
MSPub.exe

How to Verify the Version Property for the Executable File

To search for the appropriate file and to verify your program version, search your hard drive. To do this, follow these steps.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type the appropriate file name as listed earlier, and then click Search.
  4. In the resulting list of files, right-click the file, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on your computer.
For additional information about the overview and the history of Office 2000 Updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
266134  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266134/ ) OFF2000: History of Office 2000 Updates
For additional information about version numbers, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
252885  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/252885/ ) OFF2000: Programs May Display Different Version Numbers in "About" Box
254844  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/254844/ ) OFF2000: Non SR-1 Program May Display "Service Release 1" in "About Microsoft <Program Name>" Box

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Access 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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