How to spell out or convert numbers to English words in Excel?

Supposing you have a lot of price amount numbers, and now you need to convert or spell out them to text strings. For example, convert 123.55 to the English words one hundred twenty-three dollars and fifty five cents. In Excel there are no effective facility to solve this problem but using the long and complex VBA code. In this article, I will introduce you some methods to deal with it.

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The following long VBA code can help you to spell out numbers to text strings. Do as follows:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Modulewindow.

Function SpellNumberToEnglish(ByVal pNumber)
Dim Dollars, Cents
arr = Array("", "", " Thousand ", " Million ", " Billion ", " Trillion ")
pNumber = Trim(Str(pNumber))
xDecimal = InStr(pNumber, ".")
If xDecimal > 0 Then
Cents = GetTens(Left(Mid(pNumber, xDecimal + 1) & "00", 2))
pNumber = Trim(Left(pNumber, xDecimal - 1))
End If
xIndex = 1
Do While pNumber <> ""
xHundred = ""
xValue = Right(pNumber, 3)
If Val(xValue) <> 0 Then
xValue = Right("000" & xValue, 3)
If Mid(xValue, 1, 1) <> "0" Then
xHundred = GetDigit(Mid(xValue, 1, 1)) & " Hundred "
End If
If Mid(xValue, 2, 1) <> "0" Then
xHundred = xHundred & GetTens(Mid(xValue, 2))
xHundred = xHundred & GetDigit(Mid(xValue, 3))
End If
End If
If xHundred <> "" Then
Dollars = xHundred & arr(xIndex) & Dollars
End If
If Len(pNumber) > 3 Then
pNumber = Left(pNumber, Len(pNumber) - 3)
pNumber = ""
End If
xIndex = xIndex + 1
Select Case Dollars
Case ""
Dollars = "No Dollars"
Case "One"
Dollars = "One Dollar"
Case Else
Dollars = Dollars & " Dollars"
End Select
Select Case Cents
Case ""
Cents = " and No Cents"
Case "One"
Cents = " and One Cent"
Case Else
Cents = " and " & Cents & " Cents"
End Select
SpellNumberToEnglish = Dollars & Cents
End Function
Function GetTens(pTens)
Dim Result As String
Result = ""
If Val(Left(pTens, 1)) = 1 Then
Select Case Val(pTens)
Case 10: Result = "Ten"
Case 11: Result = "Eleven"
Case 12: Result = "Twelve"
Case 13: Result = "Thirteen"
Case 14: Result = "Fourteen"
Case 15: Result = "Fifteen"
Case 16: Result = "Sixteen"
Case 17: Result = "Seventeen"
Case 18: Result = "Eighteen"
Case 19: Result = "Nineteen"
Case Else
End Select
Select Case Val(Left(pTens, 1))
Case 2: Result = "Twenty "
Case 3: Result = "Thirty "
Case 4: Result = "Forty "
Case 5: Result = "Fifty "
Case 6: Result = "Sixty "
Case 7: Result = "Seventy "
Case 8: Result = "Eighty "
Case 9: Result = "Ninety "
Case Else
End Select
Result = Result & GetDigit(Right(pTens, 1))
End If
GetTens = Result
End Function
Function GetDigit(pDigit)
Select Case Val(pDigit)
Case 1: GetDigit = "One"
Case 2: GetDigit = "Two"
Case 3: GetDigit = "Three"
Case 4: GetDigit = "Four"
Case 5: GetDigit = "Five"
Case 6: GetDigit = "Six"
Case 7: GetDigit = "Seven"
Case 8: GetDigit = "Eight"
Case 9: GetDigit = "Nine"
Case Else: GetDigit = ""
End Select
End Function

3. Then save the code, and return to the worksheet, in the adjacent cell E1, enter the formula =SpellNumberToEnglish(D1), see screenshot:


4. Then press Enter key, and select the cell E1, then drag the fill handle over to the range that contains this formula as you need. And all of the numbers have been spelt out to English words. See screenshot:


Note: As they are formulas, when you need to copy and paste them, please paste as values.

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Maybe the above long code can make you be mad, please don't worry, here I can give you an easy and quick way to solve it.

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When you have installed Kutools for Excel, please do as following steps:

1. Select the range numbers that you want to spell out.

2. Click Kutools > Content Converter > Spell Out Numbers. See screenshot:


3. In the Spell Out Numbers dialog box, choose English from the Languages. And you can preview the results from the right Preview Pane. See screenshot:


4. Then click OK or Apply. And all of the price amount numbers have been converted to text strings in the original range.


Note: If you need the Chinese price amount words, please click Chinese option from the Languages.

Click Spell Out Numbers to know more about this feature.

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