Excel Versions

I get some emails every now and then about Excel versions, here is a nice chart to clarify everything.


Current Version for Windows: Excel 2007 (v12) included in Office 2007

Current Version for Macintosh: 2008 Excel (v12) part of Office 2008


Versions for Microsoft Windows:

  • 1987 Excel 2.0 for Windows
  • 1990 Excel 3.0
  • 1992 Excel 4.0
  • 1993 Excel 5.0
  • 1995 Excel for Windows 95 (version 7.0) – included in Office 95
  • 1997 Excel 97 – included in Office 97 (x86 and also a DEC Alpha version)
  • 1999 Excel 2000 (version 9.0) included in Office 2000
  • 2001 Excel 2002 (version 10) included in Office XP
  • 2003 Excel 2003 (version 11) included in Office 2003
  • 2007 Excel 2007 (version 12) included in Office 2007
  • Notice: There is no Excel 1.0, in order to avoid confusion with Apple versions.
  • Notice: There is no Excel 6.0, because the Windows 95 version was launched with Word 7. All the Office 95 & Office 4.X products have OLE 2 capacity – moving data automatically from various programs – and Excel 7 should show that it was contemporary with Word 7.

Versions for the Apple Macintosh:

  • 1985 Excel 1.0
  • 1988 Excel 1.5
  • 1989 Excel 2.2
  • 1990 Excel 3.0
  • 1992 Excel 4.0
  • 1993 Excel 5.0
  • 1998 Excel 8.0 (Office ’98)
  • 2000 Excel 9.0 (Office 2001)
  • 2001 Excel 10.0 (Office v. X)
  • 2004 Excel 11.0 (part of Office 2004 for Mac)
  • 2008 Excel 12.0 (part of Office 2008 for Mac)

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