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How to quickly convert numbers to English words in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2024-07-04

Converting numbers to words in Excel is useful for preparing financial reports, legal documents, or checks where you need to spell out amounts. While Excel doesn't offer a built-in function to convert numbers directly into words, there are several methods you can use to achieve this, ranging from using a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro to third-party add-ins and online tools. Below, we'll explore some of these methods to help you find the best solution for your needs.


Convert numbers to currency words with User Defined Function

If you want to convert the numbers into English currency words, you should apply the below VBA code.

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 code in the Module Window.

Function SpellNumberToEnglish(ByVal pNumber)
'Update by Extendoffice
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. Save this code and go back the worksheet, in a blank cell, enter this formula =SpellNumberToEnglish(A2)( A2 is the cell you want to convert the number to an English currency word), and then drag the fill handle down to the cells that you want to apply this formula, all the numbers have been spelt out into English currency words, see screenshot:


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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Select the list of numbers you want to convert, and then click Kutools > Content > Numbers to Words, see screenshot:

2. In the Numbers to Currency Words dialoge box, choose the language that you want to use, here i will select English option from the Languages list box, see screenshot:

3. And then click OK button, you will see all the numbers have been spelt out into English currency words:

Tips: If you want to get only the English words, not currency words, please check the Not converted to Currency check box from the Options section, see screenshot:


Convert numbers to English words with User Defined Function

There are no features or formulas can help you to solve this task directly in Excel, but you can create a User Defined Function to finish it. Please do with following steps:

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 code in the Module Window.

Function NumberstoWords(ByVal MyNumber)
'Update by Extendoffice
Dim xStr As String
Dim xFNum As Integer
Dim xStrPoint
Dim xStrNumber
Dim xPoint As String
Dim xNumber As String
Dim xP() As Variant
Dim xDP
Dim xCnt As Integer
Dim xResult, xT As String
Dim xLen As Integer
On Error Resume Next
xP = Array("", "Thousand ", "Million ", "Billion ", "Trillion ", " ", " ", " ", " ")
xNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))
xDP = InStr(xNumber, ".")
xPoint = ""
xStrNumber = ""
If xDP > 0 Then
xPoint = " point "
xStr = Mid(xNumber, xDP + 1)
xStrPoint = Left(xStr, Len(xNumber) - xDP)
For xFNum = 1 To Len(xStrPoint)
xStr = Mid(xStrPoint, xFNum, 1)
xPoint = xPoint & GetDigits(xStr) & " "
Next xFNum
xNumber = Trim(Left(xNumber, xDP - 1))
End If
xCnt = 0
xResult = ""
xT = ""
xLen = 0
xLen = Int(Len(Str(xNumber)) / 3)
If (Len(Str(xNumber)) Mod 3) = 0 Then xLen = xLen - 1
Do While xNumber <> ""
If xLen = xCnt Then
xT = GetHundredsDigits(Right(xNumber, 3), False)
Else
If xCnt = 0 Then
xT = GetHundredsDigits(Right(xNumber, 3), True)
Else
xT = GetHundredsDigits(Right(xNumber, 3), False)
End If
End If
If xT <> "" Then
xResult = xT & xP(xCnt) & xResult
End If
If Len(xNumber) > 3 Then
xNumber = Left(xNumber, Len(xNumber) - 3)
Else
xNumber = ""
End If
xCnt = xCnt + 1
Loop
xResult = xResult & xPoint
NumberstoWords = xResult
End Function
Function GetHundredsDigits(xHDgt, xB As Boolean)
Dim xRStr As String
Dim xStrNum As String
Dim xStr As String
Dim xI As Integer
Dim xBB As Boolean
xStrNum = xHDgt
xRStr = ""
On Error Resume Next
xBB = True
If Val(xStrNum) = 0 Then Exit Function
xStrNum = Right("000" & xStrNum, 3)
xStr = Mid(xStrNum, 1, 1)
If xStr <> "0" Then
xRStr = GetDigits(Mid(xStrNum, 1, 1)) & "Hundred "
Else
If xB Then
xRStr = "and "
xBB = False
Else
xRStr = " "
xBB = False
End If
End If
If Mid(xStrNum, 2, 2) <> "00" Then
xRStr = xRStr & GetTenDigits(Mid(xStrNum, 2, 2), xBB)
End If
GetHundredsDigits = xRStr
End Function
Function GetTenDigits(xTDgt, xB As Boolean)
Dim xStr As String
Dim xI As Integer
Dim xArr_1() As Variant
Dim xArr_2() As Variant
Dim xT As Boolean
xArr_1 = Array("Ten ", "Eleven ", "Twelve ", "Thirteen ", "Fourteen ", "Fifteen ", "Sixteen ", "Seventeen ", "Eighteen ", "Nineteen ")
xArr_2 = Array("", "", "Twenty ", "Thirty ", "Forty ", "Fifty ", "Sixty ", "Seventy ", "Eighty ", "Ninety ")
xStr = ""
xT = True
On Error Resume Next
If Val(Left(xTDgt, 1)) = 1 Then
xI = Val(Right(xTDgt, 1))
If xB Then xStr = "and "
xStr = xStr & xArr_1(xI)
Else
xI = Val(Left(xTDgt, 1))
If Val(Left(xTDgt, 1)) > 1 Then
If xB Then xStr = "and "
xStr = xStr & xArr_2(Val(Left(xTDgt, 1)))
xT = False
End If
If xStr = "" Then
If xB Then
xStr = "and "
End If
End If
If Right(xTDgt, 1) <> "0" Then
xStr = xStr & GetDigits(Right(xTDgt, 1))
End If
End If
GetTenDigits = xStr
End Function
Function GetDigits(xDgt)
Dim xStr As String
Dim xArr_1() As Variant
xArr_1 = Array("Zero ", "One ", "Two ", "Three ", "Four ", "Five ", "Six ", "Seven ", "Eight ", "Nine ")
xStr = ""
On Error Resume Next
xStr = xArr_1(Val(xDgt))
GetDigits = xStr
End Function

3. Save and close this code and go back the worksheet, in a blank cell, enter this formula =NumberstoWords(A2)( A2 is the cell you want to convert the number to an English word), see screenshot:

4. Then press Enter key, and select cell C2 then drag the fill handle to the range that you want to contain this formula. All the numeric values have been converted their corresponding English words.

Note: This code only works for integer numbers but does not apply to decimal numbers.

Choosing the right method depends on your preference and the frequency of your need to convert numbers to words in Excel. VBA offers the most flexibility and integration within Excel, while add-ins can provide a simpler solution.By following these methods, you can efficiently convert numbers to words in your Excel worksheet. If you're interested in exploring more Excel tips and tricks, our website offers thousands of tutorials. Please click here to access them.

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Code is working,I need this change can someone help me like for 30 I need three zero in words . In this when I alter zero is not coming so how to do
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Hello dear.
It work good but after reopening the file. function is not working. what is the reason....? it can be solved or copy paste every time while open the same file.
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Hello, Sheraz,
To keep the code work correctly, you should save the workbbok as Excel Macro-Enabled Workbook format. This file format will save the vba code.
Please try, hope it can help you!
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Thank you for sharing such a wonderful program.

Kindly advise, I want to convert figures into words like "515,253.33" to show as Five Hundred Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Three and Cents Thirty Three Only. Also it should not show "Dollars"
Warm regards,
Khozema
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HI SIR/MADAM,

ITS WORKING GOOD BUT I NEED ONE THINK TO ADD "LAKS & CROSE" HOW TO ADD PLESE ATTACHED THIS CODE TO ME THANKS
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Thank you so much... it works awesome
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