Sometimes information about the newer Microsoft software is not so easily found, but buried in the depths of the program. It is just a matter of learning the new format. Many of the menus once found on the top tool bar of Word are now found in a menu similar to Vista and Windows 7 start menus. There are simple steps to finding the product ID for Microsoft Word. Please note, the same menu that contains "About Microsoft Word", also has some handy tools such as updates for your Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Diagnostics.
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Things you need
- Installed Microsoft Office 2007
- Windows 7 or Windows Vista
Click the Start icon located at the bottom left of your screen of Windows 7 or Vista.
Type "Word" in "search programs and files" for Windows 7 or "start search" in Vista.
Notice the program "Microsoft Office Word 2007" will appear toward the top of the search results. Click on "Microsoft Office Word 2007".
Click on the circular "Word" icon top left, when the Microsoft Office Word program comes up.
Click on "word option" in the bottom left corner of the drop down box.
Notice the word options window will appear and from the left hand menu select, "Resources".
Notice "About Microsoft Office Word 2007," the very last item in the menu on the right hand side. Click the box on the right entitled "About".
See the words "This product is licensed to:" and underneath should be "Product ID:" and the product key for Microsoft Office Word 2007.
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