Ok, you can use Help|About (in previous versions, anyway--in Office 2007, you click the Office Button, then Program-Name Options, then Resources, then About) to find out what version of Office 2007 you're running. However, this can be misleading, because hotfixes or public updates can contain fixes that are provided in the latest service pack, and these may or may not change the version number in the About Microsoft Program_Name dialog box.

For a more reliable evaluation, do one of the following:

  • Run appwiz.cpl and click View installed updates in the left-hand nav (for Windows XP, click Start|Run, and type in appwiz.cpl; for Vista, just click Start and type appwiz.cpl in the Start Search box).

  • Verify the version in the properties of the executable files. The folders to look in are:

C:\Program Files \Microsoft Office\Office12 for Office programs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12 for the Mso.dll file

The original release and service packs of the 2007 Office programs have the following executable file names and version numbers:

Office 2007 product

File name

Original release version

SP1 version

2007 Microsoft Office suite

Mso.dll

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6213.1000

Microsoft Office Access 2007

Msaccess.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Excel.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6214.1000

Microsoft Office Groove 2007

Groove.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007

InfoPath.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6214.1000

Microsoft Office OneNote 2007

OneNote.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

Outlook.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6212.1000

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

PowerPnt.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office Project 2007

WinProj.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office Publisher 2007

Mspub.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007

Spdesign.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office Word 2007

WinWord.exe

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

Microsoft Office Visio 2007

VisLib.dll

12.0.4518.1014

12.0.6211.1000

 

For more information, see KB928116 (Office 2007), KB821549 (Office 2003), KB291331 (Office XP), and KB255275 (Office 2000).

- Andrea Weiss