Find the Version of a Software App – Quick Tip

Find the Version of a Software Program

This quick tip shows you how to find the version of a software app. For most programs, it is the same or very similar process. Basically, all you need to do is find the help menu. After that, just select the “About…” option under the help menu. That is all to it, but we will show you the steps anyway.

Steps to Find the Version of a Software App

Follow the steps below to get the version of a software app on a desktop computer. We will show you two methods, as Office has a slightly different process.

Steps for Office 2007 or Higher Version

Process to show app version in PowerPoint
Process to show app version in PowerPoint.
  1. Click File from the menu bar.
  2. Under the File menu click Help from the sidebar.

From there, you will see the code name for the Microsoft product, which in this case is 2010. Furthermore, you will see the version number.

This pertains mainly to Microsoft desktop apps. Let’s find the version on different apps.

Steps to Find the Version in Other Apps

Since you already know you can get the version under the help menu. Therefore, we will just show you a few screenshots from other desktop apps.

Windows Calculator

 About option for Windows Calculator under Help
About option for Windows Calculator under Help.

MapInfo

About option for MapInfo under Help
About option for MapInfo under Help.

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