## 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

#### 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.

#### Spell out or convert numbers to English words with Kutools for Excel

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 Numbers to Words function, you can quickly and conveniently convert the numbers to text strings.

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1. Select the range numbers that you want to spell out, and click Kutools > Content > Numbers to Words.

2. In the popping out 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.

Note: If you just want to convert numbers to English words (not currency), please check Not converted to Currency checkbox.

This fantastic feature of Numbers to Words can easily translate currency numbers to the text of currency in English or Chinese, such as translate 32.01 to "Thirty-two dollars and one cent" or "叁拾贰元零壹分". Have a Free Trial!

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· 8 months ago
not suitable for indian currency allways show in doller
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· 6 months ago
Hi prem,
At present, this Numbers to Words feature enables to convert numbers to Chinese Yuan and US Dollars.
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· 1 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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· 1 years ago
HAVE U GOT ANY SOLUTION FOR THIS
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· 5 months ago
just delete the no cents on line 46 and no dollars on line 38, leave it "" only
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· 2 years 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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· 1 years 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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· 1 years ago
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· 2 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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· 2 years ago
thanks for the excellent job, I tried it , great , its working , greetings from Sri Lanka
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· 2 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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· 2 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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· 2 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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· 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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· 2 years ago
Amazing...You helped A LOT.. Thank you very much indeed
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· 3 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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· 3 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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· 3 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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· 3 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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· 3 years ago
Yes Sonny that's is correct way to spell 77762
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· 3 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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· 3 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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· 3 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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· 3 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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· 3 years ago
THANK YOU VERY AFTER LONG LONG DAY, NOW MY PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED, TO CONVERT NUMERIC TO WORD...
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· 3 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.

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· 3 years ago
એક્ષેલ માં નંબર કે રકમને ગુજરતી શબ્દોમાં લખવા માટે

"Alpesh175" ગુગલમાં સર્ચ કરો.
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· 3 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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· 3 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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· 3 years ago
Dear Sir, Its working fine for US dollar but i need for BD taka

Pls. help me
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· 4 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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· 4 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
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· 4 years ago
hi,
this is a great job ... thanks
but, how can change the dicimals to 3 digits instead of 2 digits.
appreciate it
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· 4 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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· 4 years ago
spellnumber insert using visual basis but automatically is not working once i saved and open the document
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· 4 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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· 4 years ago
Thanks for the same.. it was indeed of great help!!
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· 4 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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· 4 years ago
it works wonders tq, happy happy happy
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· 4 years ago
TQ it works wonders!!
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· 4 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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· 4 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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· 4 years ago
i done it sucessfully, thanks
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· 4 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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· 4 years ago
Thanks..!
User can also try free GWORD Multi Currency Converter to Words.
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· 4 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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· 4 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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· 4 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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· 4 years ago
I have input 100,000 became One hundred thounthoun
what I need my currency 100,000 = One Sen
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· 5 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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· 5 years ago
is any short key for spell out Number Function
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· 5 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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· 5 years ago
Thanks, i got it, it help me a lot
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· 5 years ago
It's really helpful Thanks very much i was success with Kutools for Excel
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· 5 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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· 5 years ago
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· 5 years ago
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