Sometimes, you want to know whether you are running a 32 or 64-bit version of PowerPoint or Office. Yes, if you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, then there's no ambiguity in the fact that you have to be running a 32-bit version of Office. But if you are running a 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows, you may be running a 32 or a 64-bit version of Office. Many sysadmins and even users run 32-bit Office within a 64-bit Windows environment because there are add-ins that may not work in a 64-bit version of Office. Or, you may have another reason. Luckily, it's easy to identify 32-bit or 64-bit if you know where to look.
To check which version of PowerPoint 2010 you are using, do the following:
- Open PowerPoint 2010, and click the File button (highlighted in red in Figure 1).
Figure 1: File button
- From the File menu choose Help option, as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Help option selected
- Within About Microsoft PowerPoint section is the information about the version of PowerPoint that you have installed, including whether it is 32-bit or 64-bit (highlighted in red in Figure 3).
Figure 3: Microsoft PowerPoint version details
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