Is my Excel 64 bit or 32 bit?

The easiest way to tell which bitness your Excel is running, is to open Task Manager on Windows using Ctrl+Shift+Esc or to use Start->Task Manager.

Pro Tip: Despite which version is installed, it is a good idea to check in Task Manager which version is running as this will affect plugins you are trying to install and use

Excel 32 bit using Task Manager (Windows 10)

If you see a * or 32 bit next to the application or process name, the process is running as 32 bit.

If there is no 32 bit or * next to the application or process name the process is running as 64 bit.

Excel 64 bit using Task Manager (Windows 10)

Excel 2013

You can check for 32 bit vs 64 bit using File->Account and clicking on About Excel.


Excel 2016

Similar to Excel 2013, you can check for 32 bit vs 64 bit using File->Account and clicking on About Excel.


Excel 2019

Excel 2019 and 2016 look nearly identical, with the same way of checking 32 bit vs 64 bit through File->Account and clicking on About Excel.

Excel 365

Office 365 and 2019 are fairly similar, both in looks and functionality. You can check 32 bit vs 64 bit in the same was using File->Account and clicking on About Excel.

Which version of Excel am I running?

Excel 2003

Excel 2007

Excel 2010

Excel 2013

Excel 2016

Excel 2019

Excel 365


Excel 2003:

Excel 2003 had a file menu and toolbar that looked like this:

You can click on Help->About Microsoft Office Excel


The product version is at the top of the About Microsoft Excel dialog.


Excel 2007:

Excel 2007 introduced the Office logo replacement for the File Menu, which looks like this:

Click on the Office Logo->Excel Options then click on Resources on the left panel. This will show you the specific Excel 2007 version information.


Excel 2010:

2010 re-introduced the File menu, which looked like this:

Click on File->Help and take a look on the right of the screen for version and build info.


Excel 2013:

Excel 2013 had a lighter menu with a File menu like this:

Click on File->Account

and select About Excel


Excel 2016

Excel 2016 introduced the green menu-bar, which looks like this:

Click on File->Account and select About Excel


Excel 2019

Excel 2019 continued the green toolbar theme, which looks like this:

Click on File->Account and select About Excel


Excel 365

Not sure if you have Office 365 or Excel 2019? Clicking on File->Account will show you:

Click on About Excel to see product information and bitness (64 or 32 bit)

Excel Developer Toolbar

How to add VBA developer options in Excel ribbon

Let’s face it, buttons are cool.

As a VBA Trader, at some point you need to add a button to your trading sheet to pull trades, or to start and stop your auto trader system.

By default, Excel hides the developer options which allows you to add controls and edit code. Here are the steps to add it to your toolbar:

  • Click on File->Options
  • Select Customize Ribbon
  • On the right-hand list, check Developer in the list
  • Press OK
Excel 2019 Developer Options in the Toolbar