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. It is not uncommon for sysadmins and even users to run 32-bit Office within a 64-bit Windows environment. Why? That’s because there are add-ins for Office products 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 2016 you are using, do the following:
- Open PowerPoint 2016, and click the File button (highlighted in blue in Figure 1).
Figure 1: File button
- From the File menu select the Account option, as shown highlighted in blue in Figure 2. Then, within the Product Information section, click About PowerPoint button (highlighted in red in Figure 2).
Figure 2: Account option selected
- This opens About Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2016 window as shown in Figure 3. Within this window you can find 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: About Microsoft PowerPoint window
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