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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to determine which version of a 2007 Microsoft Office product is installed. This article also provides version numbers for the original release.

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To determine which version of a 2007 Office product is installed, use one of the following methods:

Method 1: Use the "Add or Remove Programs" item in Control Panel in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003, or use the "Programs" item in Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click to select the 2007 Office product from the list of installed products.
  3. Click Click here for support information to see the version of the installed product.
To look for installed updates including service packs, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type appwiz.cpl, and then press ENTER.
  2. Verify that the Show updates option is enabled.
  3. Locate the 2007 Office product from the list of installed products. Any installed updates for the product will be listed under the installed product.

Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

  1. Click Start, type appwiz.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. On the Views menu, click Details.
  3. Verify the information under Programs and Features.
  4. If the Version information is not displayed, press ALT V to display the menu.
  5. Select Choose Details from the menu.
  6. Click to place a 'check' next to Version to cause the version information to be displayed. Click OK.
To look for installed updates including service packs, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, type appwiz.cpl in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Iin the Tasks list in the left pane, click View installed updates to view a list of the installed updates including service packs.

Method 2: Verify the version in the properties of the executable file

Public updates and hotfixes other than service packs do not change the version of the installed product. To verify the version of the executable or other core file for an application, you can view the properties of a file.

Note If a software update does not include an updated version of the program’s executable file, view the documentation that is provided with the update to determine which files are updated. Then, check the versions of the updated files.

By default, the 2007 Office programs are located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files \Microsoft Office\Office12
By default, the Mso.dll file is located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12
The original release and service packs of the 2007 Office programs have the following executable file names and version numbers:
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2007 Office product nameFile nameOriginal versionSP1 versionSP2 versionSP3 version
2007 Microsoft Office suiteMso.dll12.0.4518.101412.0.6213.100012.0.6425.100012.0.6607.1000
Microsoft Office Access 2007Msaccess.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6423.100012.0.6606.1000
Microsoft Office Excel 2007Excel.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6214.100012.0.6425.100012.0.6611.1000
Microsoft Office Groove 2007Groove.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6421.100012.0.6600.1000
Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007InfoPath.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6214.100012.0.6413.100012.0.6606.1000
Microsoft Office OneNote 2007OneNote.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6415.100012.0.6606.1000
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007Outlook.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6212.100012.0.6423.100012.0.6607.1000
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007PowerPnt.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6425.100012.0.6600.1000
Microsoft Office Project 2007WinProj.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6423.100012.0.6607.1000
Microsoft Office Publisher 2007Mspub.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6423.100012.0.6606.1000
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007Spdesign.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6423.100012.0.6606.1000
Microsoft Office Word 2007WinWord.exe12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6425.1000 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Office Visio 2007VisLib.dll12.0.4518.101412.0.6211.100012.0.6423.100012.0.6606.1000
To locate the executable file to determine which version of a 2007 Office product is installed, follow these steps:

Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

  1. Click Start, click Run, type "%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12" in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate the executable or core file in the folder.

    Note Depending on the Windows settings, the .exe file name extension may not be displayed.
Note The Mso.dll file is in a different folder. To locate that file, follow these steps.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type "%programfiles%\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12" in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate the Mso.dll file in the folder.

Windows Vista

  1. Click Start, type "%programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Office12" in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate the executable or core file in the folder.

    Note Depending on the Windows settings, the .exe file name extension may not be displayed.
Note The Mso.dll file is in a different folder. To locate that file, follow these steps.
  1. Click Start, type "%programfiles%\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12" in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Locate the Mso.dll file in the folder.

Method 3: Use the About Microsoft Program_Name dialog box

The About Microsoft Program_Name dialog box displays following:
  • The name of the program
  • The version number of the program's executable file
  • The version number of the Mso.dll file
The Mso.dll file contains much of the information that is used by all the Office applications. Generally, when the program's executable file is updated, the Mso.dll file is also updated. Therefore, both version numbers are displayed.

For example, when you view the About Microsoft Office Excel dialog box in the release version of Excel 2007, the following information is displayed:
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (12.0.4518.1014) MSO (12.0.4518.1014)
To locate the About Microsoft Program_Name dialog box in programs that use the Ribbon user interface, follow these steps:
  1. In the program in which you want to verify the version, click the Microsoft Office Button
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    , and then click Program_Name Options.
  2. Click Resources, and then click About.
To locate the About Microsoft Program_Name dialog box in programs that do not use the Ribbon user interface, click About on the Help menu.

Important
  • You may apply a hotfix or a public update that contains fixes that are provided in the latest service pack. The fixes may also update the Mso.dll file.
  • Not all updates change the version number that is listed in the About Microsoft Program_Name dialog box. Therefore, you must verify the properties for the program's executable file.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007
  • Microsoft Office Access 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
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