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) 'Updateby20131113 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)) Else 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) Else pNumber = "" End If xIndex = xIndex + 1 Loop 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 Else 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.
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.
With the Kutools for Excel’s Spell Out Numbers function, you can quickly and conveniently convert the numbers to text strings.
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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:（Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)
1. Select the range numbers that you want to spell out.
2. Click Kutools > Content > 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.
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