## How to convert text strings to formulas in Excel?

If there are lots of text strings as =A1 + B1 format which you need to convert these text strings to real formulas and calculate their values in your worksheet, unfortunately, there is no direct method to solve it in Excel. But, here I can talk about some interesting tricks for you.

Convert text strings to formulas with User Defined Function

Convert text strings to formulas with Kutools for Excel

#### Convert text strings to formulas with User Defined Function

The following short VBA code can help you to deal with the problem that convert text to formula as these 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.

VBA code: Convert text strings to formulas

``````Function Eval(Ref As String)
Application.Volatile
Eval = Evaluate(Ref)
End Function
``````

3. Save this code and return to your worksheet, enter this formula =Eval(C1) into a blank cell (C1 contains the text string cell which you want to convert to formula), see screenshot:

4. Then press Enter key, and select cell D1, drag the fill handle to the range which you want to apply this formula. See screenshot:

#### Convert text strings to formulas with Kutools for Excel

If you don’t like use the above code, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Convert Text to Formula feature, with its help, you can also convert text strings to formulas at once.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

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

2. Click Kutools > Content > Convert Text to Formula.

Then all selected text strings have been converted to real formulas and get their values as well. See screenshots:

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