how do you tell version of ms word

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  1. D_Gunther Snotpole

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    For professional reasons, I need to really shake hands with MS Word.
    I want to buy a manual and practice using all the more obscure functions till they are second nature.
    I realize there are strong family resemblances between versions, but I would rather buy a manual for my specific version than something that doesn't quite match.
    I have no idea where the disc that the software came on is.
    So: How can I, just sitting at my computer, mouse in hand, find out what version I've been using for a couple of years now?
    Anyone know?
     
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    Yes. Open MS Word. There should be, at the top, a "Help" drop down menu. I hope. :tongue: If there is, click that and then click "About MS Word" or something of that nature. There's usually something that will pop up a small screen telling you the version. There are other ways too but I feel like smacked ass right now and can't really recall how to do it, or come up with an explanation as to how you can find it.
     
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    You should be able to go into your system preferences and see what it is.
    FWIW I bought a book to become more proficient at MS Word.
     
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    Usually, when you have Word open, across the top of your monitor you'll see to the far left on Top the name of the program you are working in. At least on a mac, if you click on it a pull down menu will appear. Go to "about Word" and it will tell you what version you are using.
     
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    It's Word 2002, kidz.
    Jeebus, maybe it's a bit long in the tooth.
    But yup ... it's 2002.

    I just clicked on Help, and then clicked on About MS Word.
    Just like the good lady sed.:wink:

     
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    :tongue: Glad to have helped!
     
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    I don't know about other people, but I prefer Word 2002 to the newer versions. Best of luck to you, Hhuck, and I am sure you will be able to learn how to use MS Word quite quickly.

    Heck, if I can, so can you!
     
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    Fuck Word, fuck Microsoft and fuck all their other proprietary bullshit.

    OpenOffice.org
     
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    Nothing wrong with OpenOffice, but in some office settings, you have to use Word.
     
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    The tutorial that is built into the program can be very helpful also, type in the function you are looking for and go from there.
     
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    No, you really don't. OOo reads and writes the proprietary MS document formats just fine, even their shitty XML versions (.docx, .xlsx, etc.).
     
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    Fine, but you usually can't put what you want on a computer in someone else's office.
     
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