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What version of Excel am I using?

I use different versions of Excel when working at home, at the office or at client's workplaces.
I would just like to know, quickly, what version of Excel I am working on. This used to be under the Help Menu in a pop-up dialogue box called "About", if my memory serves me. But I cannot find this in the latest version I have at home (part of Office 365), so I don't actually know which version I am using.

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      • LuBu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm using MS Office Professional Plus 2016, which I learned from <File> <Account>.
        Then click the button 'About Excel'. Of course when Office is 2016 then Excel is also 2016 but you see here also e.g. 64 bit and the product ID.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. Losing <About> to find what version a file was written in, or that you are currently using, is hard.
        Re: <File>,Account> - That only tells me Office 365, whatever the file's original version.
        Re: =INFO("EXCEL_VERSION") doesnt work for me either.
        =INFO("RELEASE") does.

      • Jamie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Jan, I think I was able to find the year of release from the =INFO formula. Thx!

      • Jan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        =INFO("VERSIE_EXCEL") in dutch

        =INFO("EXCEL_VERSION") in english?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree! I don't know if I'm using an installed version of Excel, a cloud version....

        File/Account indicates "About Excel . . . Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087)" worthless info not helpful to me at all. I'm sure its helpful for tech support.

      • T commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Look under <File><Account>. This works for Excel 2013 and Excel in Office 365.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to second that. I am working in Excel right now and I haven't a clue what version this is and I am so far unable to locate any means, short of exiting out and restarting apps, to find out. Used to have "About" under the Help menu, which was actually helpful.

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