How to change or convert number to text in Excel?

Sometimes you may not want the numbers in the cells getting involved in calculating, or you may want to display leading zeros in numbers in cells. For doing so, you may need to change a number into text. The following methods can convert numbers in cells to text in Excel.

Convert number to text with Text function

Convert number to text with Format Cells command

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Supposing there are some numbers in cells as following screenshot shows. How do you convert these numbers to text?


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If you are familiar with Microsoft Excel's formulas, you can convert numbers in cells to text with Text function.

If you just only want to convert the number to text without any formatting, you can use the formula: = Text (A1, “0”);

1. In cell E1, please enter the formula = Text (A1, “0”).

2. Then press Enter key. And select the cell E1, drag the fill handle over the range of cells that you want to apply this formula.

3. As the data is formula, you can change the formulas to values. Copy the cells and right-click where you want to paste the values and select Paste special. Select values and your values will be displayed as text as below.

If you want to display the leading zero in numbers, you can use this formula: =Text (A1, “0000”); such as convert 23 to 0023.

As the above steps, if you apply this formula, you will get the following result:

And if you want to convert the numbers to text which keep several decimal digits, you can use this formula: =Text (A1, “0.000”). Such as convert 23 to 23.000.

Also with above steps, if you apply this formula, you will get the result as the following screenshots:

Note: you can define the text style. For example, if you want to convert the numbers to text with a telephone number format, you can replace the "000" with "00-00000", or others.


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Microsoft Excel's Format Cells command is also able to convert numbers to text.

1. Select the numbers that you want to convert to text.

2. Right click the selected range, and choose the Format Cells item from context menu. See screenshot:

3. In the Format Cells dialog box, select the Text item in the Category box. See screenshot:

4. Click OK. Then numbers in selected range are converted into text.


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1. Select the numbers that you want to change to text.

2. Click Kutools > Content Converter > Convert between Text and Number. See screenshot:

3. In the Convert between Text and Number dialog box, check the Number to text option. See screenshot:

4. Then click OK or Apply. All numbers in selected range are converted to text in the original range. See screenshots:

Kutools for Excel's Convert between Text and Number tool can quickly specify a range cells or a cell in your worksheet to recognize the numbers you enter as numeric data. And it can help you convert between the numbers and numbers stored as text in cells quickly.

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Comments  

+10#indah2013-12-07 08:41
i need changes number to text
ex: 2 -> two
can u give the answer pls


tx alot
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+2#SANCHITA PATRA2013-12-17 11:50
HELLO
i WANT TO CONVERT NUMBER INTO TEXT..
FOR Eg
0-SERVICE MODE
1-BACKWASH MODE
2-CIP MODE
3-MANTAINENCE MODE
4-NO MODE
MY DATA COMES FROM PLC PROGRAMMING TO EXCEL THROUGH VB SCRIPT
HOW CAN I DO IT?
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+14#KOUSHIK2014-01-16 03:32
I want to convert number into text. for ex.

123- One hundered and twenty three.

in this way. Is there any comand for changing so.
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0#Nischal Ghimire2014-03-12 14:55
I also want to convert like that if you got the solution please tell me also. :-)
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+1#mohammed khaleel2014-02-22 16:53
would you please explain the how to remove to from currency name from formula
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+3#SUDIPTA GHOSH2014-03-20 11:04
Hi, I want to convert figure in text, i.e. 102 means one zero two or one hundred two. etc.
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0#Habib Yanek2014-03-24 17:06
I need to change a number to text eg. in a cell I enter 202, I need to display this number in another cell with words eg. Two (hundred and two)

Best Regards

Yanek
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0#Habib Yanek2014-03-24 17:08
I need to display a number of a cell in text format in another cell eg. A1=300 to be displayed at: J10 as text (Three hundred).

Thanks
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0#kiran kumar2014-03-26 07:25
I want to convert number into text. for ex.

123- One hundered and twenty three.

in this way. Is there any comand for changing so.
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0#Pravin2014-04-12 12:09
try using formula =rswords(123)
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+1#jagannath Bal2014-03-27 08:14
I want to convert text to number in excel sheet
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0#Muhammad Umair2014-04-08 07:29
Please see office help if covert number in text format.Thanks
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0#Ajay Ramteke2014-04-12 12:28
I would like to convert number to ward text in indian rupees format.
e.g.-2500
In Word: Rupees Two Thousand Five Hundred Only.

If possible please help me.
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