How to relate specific program versions to released updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our application calls MS Word when needed.  We are currently having a problem on certain PCs that have a specific MS Word version number.  By this I mean, Help / About shows "Word 2003 (11.8026.8036) SP2".  Some PCs have a different number in the parenthesis although they all say Word 2003 SP2.  I am assuming the version number in the parens has something to do with updates.

    Where can I determine what version number correlates to what update?

    Any help greatly appreciated.



    Thursday, August 24, 2006 2:41 PM

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  • Hi, Did you ever receive a response to this question? We have the same problem with different machines running a different patch release but the same version overall. I am trying to work out the same thing to establish which updates need to be installed to get all versions to common level.




    Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:26 AM
  • Hi

    Evidently I wasn't set up to get notification of a response here.  Sorry.  The answer to your question is, no I haven't.




    Sunday, September 16, 2007 1:55 PM
  • Hi,

    The detailed number is called a build number.

    You can read more about them @

    Ideally you should keep the PCs updated with latest fixes using Windows update instead of you managing the patches.

    If you dont want to update them regularly you can take service packs as checkpoint and keep all the PCs at same service pack of Office.

    vikas goyal



    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 8:08 AM