Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Viewing Workbook Statistics.

Viewing Workbook Statistics

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 23, 2021)

Excel keeps track of a wide range of statistics about your workbooks. These statistics include such mundane and obvious items as the file name, directory, and title. But you can also find out who last worked on the workbook, what keywords are associated with the workbook, and the total editing time spent on the workbook. (This last statistic is nothing more than the time the workbook has been open.)

If you want to view the statistics for the current workbook, follow these steps:

  1. Choose the Properties option from the File menu. Excel displays the Properties dialog box for your workbook.
  2. Click on the Statistics tab. The dialog box then displays the statistics for your workbook, as already described.
  3. Click on the Summary tab to see other statistics for your workbook.
  4. Click on OK when you are done reviewing the statistics.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2739) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Viewing Workbook Statistics.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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