Here's a quick fire guide to help you find out which version of Word you have installed.
Over the years, Word has gone through several updates (some larger than others), which can make it difficult to work out what editing tools are available (and where they’ve been hidden) when it comes to designing a label template. Where possible, we provide advice for a number of different versions of Word so that all of our customers are able to design a label template using the version of Word that they have installed BUT this may mean that if customers have an issue, we will need to know what version of Word they have to be able to help them more effectively – and some customers will have absolutely no idea which version they are using.
Word is usually sold as part of a package called “Microsoft Office”; this means that the version of Word you are using might be listed as Word XXXX or Office XXXX (where the XXXX refers to the year or version of Word that you have installed).
It may be possible to find out what version of Word you have simply by searching for a list of programs/software you have installed. For most devices running Windows, this is as simple as clicking on the “Start” button in the bottom left of the screen, clicking on “All Programs”, and looking for Microsoft Word or Microsoft Office in that list – some versions will have the date/version listed here.
Alternatively, you can find out through Word itself by following these guidelines:
- File > Account
Click on “File” in the top left part of your screen and then click on “Account”. The right hand side of this page should have the title “Product Information” and will identify the version of Office that you have installed.
This applies to Word 2016 and Word 2013, as well as Office 365.
- File > Help
Click on “File” in the top left part of your screen and then click on “Help”. The right hand side of this page should show the version of Office that you have installed.
This applies to Word 2010.
- Microsoft Office Button > Word Options > Resources
If you have the round Microsoft Office button in the top left of your screen (instead of “File”), click on the Office button, then click “Word Options”, and select “Resources”. The last item in the list on the right hand side should say “About Microsoft Office” to indicate the version of Office that you have installed.
This applies to Word 2007.
- Help > About Microsoft Office Word
If none of these options have helped, then try clicking on the “Help” option at the top of your screen and selecting “About Microsoft Office Word”, which should bring up information to indicate the version of Office that you have installed.
This applies to Word 2003.
For more help and advice on how to design your own label template, please visit our Help Pages, take a look through our Blog posts, or simply get in touch with our Customer Service Team if you have a specific question or query that you need assistance with. Templates for all of our label sizes (including Word and PDF versions) can be downloaded from our Label Template Pages.