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    Help - About (Excel2003)

    When I do "Help - About" in my Excel, I get on the top of the dialog:

    Microsoft® Office Excel (11.xxxx.yyyy) SP2

    What is the 11? [is that indicating this is Excel2003?]
    What is the xxxx?
    What is the yyyy?

    It seems that xxxx and yyyy can vary per system... is that correct? Are these not build-numbers then? I tried to look-up my xxxx and yyyy numbers and found NO MATCH on the Internet...

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    Re: Help - About (Excel2003)

    11 is the version:
    Office 95 = version 7
    Office 97 = version 8
    Office 2000 = version 9
    Office XP (2002) = version 10
    Office 2003 = version 11
    Office 2007 = version 12

    The xxxx and yyyy are the build number, this varies depending on the service release and patches that have been installed. The build number is generally useless, you only need it if you're discussing a complicated technical problem with a Microsoft technician. For most practical purposes, the version number and service release level (e.g. Excel 2003 SP2) are enough.

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    Re: Help - About (Excel2003)

    Thanks, makes sense but confuses too... we're supposed to have all the same systems here, I compared three, and find two different xxx-values and all three different yyyy values.

    Where can I find what these numbers mean? If I have yyyy=8036 and a colleage has 8107 while another one has 6568, what does that tell me?

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    Re: Help - About (Excel2003)

    See my previous reply. The build numbers are only meaningful to Microsoft technicians, not to you or me.

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