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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.

Spell out or convert numbers to English words with VBA code

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  Spell out or convert numbers to English words with VBA code


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 Module window.

VBA: Spell out currency numbers to English words in Excel

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 B2, enter the formula =SpellNumberToEnglish(A1), see screenshot:

4. Then press Enter key, and select the Cell B2, then drag the fill handle over to the range that contains this formula as you need. And all of the currency 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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2. 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:

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

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    HRIDESH KUMAR JAISWA · 5 months ago
    How can i get actuall figure without "no cents/ no dollars", if it's not needed. Please Email me in shown Mail ID.
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    Hassan Khan · 11 months ago
    I was unable to do it, I don't know what happened to it, first of all it was OK, but only for one time then it shows this sign #NAME? can any one help me in this regards.
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      Kiks · 9 months ago
      Save it as Excel Macro Enable Workbook. and each time you will open the file, you'll see a Security Warning prompt (usually on top of Formula Bar) you have to click the Option button and tick the "Enable this content". This would solve your problem. Hope it would help
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      Mukesh · 10 months ago
      Please try one more time
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    Rajashekar · 1 years ago
    everytime i close the file.. the complete program is lost.. how can i save this for all my excel files
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    shabeen · 1 years ago
    thanks for the excellent job, I tried it , great , its working , greetings from Sri Lanka
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    Leonard Ruhashya · 1 years ago
    We thank you for this guideline it is most helpful, but how can i change the currency from Dollars to Rwandan Francs?

    Thanks
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      shabeen · 1 years ago
      search the below texts in the vba code and replace eg : search 1 >> Search for "Dollars" Replace with "Rwandan Francs"
      search 2 >> Search for "Dollar" Replace with "Rwandan Franc"
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    MOSES WAKIBI · 1 years ago
    I have followed the guidelines and managed to do it perfectly well for the first time. I have been designing templates and it has worked for me. Thank you so much.
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    Md Azmul Hossain · 1 years ago
    i wan to change this eg:( one hundred thousand rupees only ), pls explain me how to get that word "only"
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    Birkan · 1 years ago
    Amazing...You helped A LOT.. Thank you very much indeed
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    gamage · 2 years ago
    i wan to change this eg:( one hundred thousand rupees only ), pls explain me how to get that word "only"
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    Jalil · 2 years ago
    I just want to write like this (USD One Thousand One Hundred Ten and Cents Forty Five Only.) but how to convert like this?
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    Sonny · 2 years ago
    How can I convert so that the word "and" appears before the last two or three digits are converted.. For example.. at the moment the script converts 131 as One Hundred Thirty One.. but I want to convert as.. One Hundred AND Thirty one.. so 77762 should appear as.. Seventy Seven Thousand Seven Hundred AND Sixty Two.. is that possible? Thanks!
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      Joe · 2 years ago
      Sonny, did you get a solution to your question? Please share with me cause am facing same problem. I want 131 to be converted as One Hundred and Thirty One but not One Hundred Thirty One. Any Help?
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      Kat Overton · 2 years ago
      Yes Sonny that's is correct way to spell 77762
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    VISHNU · 2 years ago
    How can i get actuall figure without "no cents/ no dollars", if it's not needed. Please Email me in shown Mail ID.
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    ANNA · 2 years ago
    [quote name="jabesh"]Please change all the words ~dollar/dollars" and ~cent/cents" in the code into your currency name.[/quote]
    change peso to dollar and change cent into 5/100
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    Santosh Verma · 2 years ago
    At the First Attempt it Worked but second day when i Opened same file the box in which formula was applied showed error I tried it Reached to Module 9 but I could not tackle the Problem, Please give Solution.
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    Muhammad Salman · 2 years ago
    please help me i want to change dollors in riyal and cent want to change in halalas. any body have any formet please give me that thanks.
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    sanjay sana · 2 years ago
    THANK YOU VERY AFTER LONG LONG DAY, NOW MY PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED, TO CONVERT NUMERIC TO WORD...
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    Khurrum Iqbal · 2 years ago
    I am using MS Windows 10, 64 bit and MS Office Professional 2016, 64 bit.

    When I use =spellnumber() function and save the Excel work book with macro enabled file type, it works fine, but when I re-open the same or new work book it is not working at all.

    Is it possible that this function can work with all new and old work books, every time, whenever I want to use this function.

    Please help, how to solve this problem?.
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    Alpesh Patel · 2 years ago
    એક્ષેલ માં નંબર કે રકમને ગુજરતી શબ્દોમાં લખવા માટે

    "Alpesh175" ગુગલમાં સર્ચ કરો.
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    paula · 2 years ago
    Hi,

    Can you give the formula on how to convert the cents into fraction?
    ex. $100.10 to one hundred dollars & 10/100 cents

    Regards,
    Paula
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    Amanuel · 2 years ago
    Good evening,

    I need exell to spell a mumber seperatelly for me. example:

    a1 b1 c1 d1 e1
    14,300.21 one four three zero zero basically in six coloums.
    439.33 Four three nine
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    Khairul · 2 years ago
    Dear Sir, Its working fine for US dollar but i need for BD taka

    Pls. help me
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    Chandra · 2 years ago
    I cannot save this features in excel. When i get out the file & reopen the file, it does not work. How can i save this? How can i get actuall figure without "no cents/ no dollars", if it's not needed. Please Email me in shown Mail ID.
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    adel · 3 years ago
    hi,
    it is a great job, it worked very nice with me.
    but, I need to change the dicimals from 2 to 3.
    can you please assist me ?
    kind regards
    adel
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    adel · 3 years ago
    hi,
    this is a great job ... thanks
    but, how can change the dicimals to 3 digits instead of 2 digits.
    appreciate it
    adel
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    Saeed · 3 years ago
    Dear Admin, This is a very cool code which have programmed by you... Although, when I typed $200 the result shows (Two Hundred Dollars and no Cents)
    and when I typed $0.2 the result shows (No Dollars and Twenty Cents).... The question is that when I didn't type any Cent in number (i.e $200) why result shows NO CENTS... Subsequently, when I didn't type any dollar in number (i.e $0.2) why result shows NO DOLLAR.... If I want to get result except aforesaid two question what should the code be?????
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    raghu h n · 3 years ago
    spellnumber insert using visual basis but automatically is not working once i saved and open the document
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    shreenadh · 3 years ago
    FOR THIS PUPPIES 125420/-
    THIS CODE GETTING [b]ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY[/b]
    I WANT [b]ONE LAKH WENTY FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY [/b]
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    Rohit Bansal · 3 years ago
    Thanks for the same.. it was indeed of great help!!
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    Kaushik · 3 years ago
    How can i change the 244327565.75 - Twenty Four Crores Forty three lakhs Twenty Seven Thousand Five Hundred Sixty Five and Seventy Five Paise. Please show the step.
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    Jaafar · 3 years ago
    it works wonders tq, happy happy happy
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    Jaafar · 3 years ago
    TQ it works wonders!!
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    Imtiaz · 3 years ago
    Hi,

    Tks for the formula. But I need it to show as [b]US$[/b] in front and after the cents the word [b]only[/b]. How can I do that please:
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      JohnE · 3 years ago
      Use concatenate...
      For example, if you want to convert 5,362.86 to display US$ Five Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Two Dollars and 86 cents only", then use:
      =CONCATENATE("US $ ",(spellnumber(A17))," only"). The result is US $ Five Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Two Dollars and Eighty Six Cents only
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    Amit Roy · 3 years ago
    i done it sucessfully, thanks
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    Gulraiz · 3 years ago
    Hi Sir,

    I tried to save the macro as you mentioned above. and it is working fine. but if i close the excel and open a new sheet, it is not working . pls help
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    Pinky Sharma · 3 years ago
    Thanks..!
    User can also try free GWORD Multi Currency Converter to Words.
    Link - www.gwordformula.blogspot.com
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    jayesh · 3 years ago
    I tried to save the macro as you mentioned above. and it is working fine. but if i close the excel and open a new sheet, it is not working . pls help
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    jayesh · 3 years ago
    Hi Sir,

    I tried to save the macro as you mentioned above. and it is working fine. but if i close the excel and open a new sheet, it is not working . pls help[/quote]

    I also faced same issue, any help please. thanks[/quote]
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    Sonephet · 3 years ago
    I whant some help how to edit code vba excel What Want spell 1.200.000 = One million two hundred thousand only change in to My currency is One million two San only
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    khalan · 3 years ago
    I have input 100,000 became One hundred thounthoun
    what I need my currency 100,000 = One Sen
    Please kindly help.
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    Anil Sharma · 3 years ago
    Its is a very good formula, But I need the words in Indian format.
    is any short key for spell out Number Function
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    bhavana · 3 years ago
    is any short key for spell out Number Function
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    Michelle · 3 years ago
    Hi! This is of great help but how about if i want to convert 1,234,567.89
    to One Million Two Hundred Thirty Four Thousand Five Hundred Sixty Seven & 89/100 Only. Thank you.
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    basil secusana · 4 years ago
    Thanks, i got it, it help me a lot
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    Sinourn · 4 years ago
    It's really helpful Thanks very much i was success with Kutools for Excel
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    Mujeeb Ahmed · 4 years ago
    Dear, Sir I have been getting your help with ur formulas & code & your instructions.
    Thank you for all of your help..
    Sir I need translator formula so I can translate my work after finishing it in English to Arabic language..
    Can you plz help me out with the formula or codes with your instructions plz you instructions help required..
    I'm not well educated nor into technology just my passion for knowledge & learning.
    Thank you
    Regards
    Mujeeb Ahmed.
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    Anna · 4 years ago
    this is also my concern..please help
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    Skodin · 4 years ago
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    Qaiser Farman · 4 years ago
    Great tool...
    Just one more thing, i dont want it to show this dollar and cents thing as i need only the words?
    Any tool for that. Please??
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    JITESH AGARWAL · 4 years ago
    need help in excell 97-2003
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    saravanaprakash · 4 years ago
    How can i change the 169531535.25 - Sixteen Crores Ninety Five lakhs Thirty One Thousand Five Hundred Thirty Five and Twenty Five Paise