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How to convert letter to number or vice versa in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-04-26

If you have a list of letters of an alphabet, and now you want to convert these letters to their relative numbers, such as A=1, B=2, C=3… And in other cases, you need to reverse this option to change the numbers to their associated letters. Have you ever tried to solve this task in Excel worksheet?


Convert letter to number with formula

To convert the letters to relative numbers, you can use the following formula:

1. In a blank cell besides your data, for example, cell D2, please enter below formula, and press Enter key.

=COLUMN(INDIRECT(B3&1))

2. Then drag the fill handle over to the range that you want to apply this formula, and the letters have been converted to their relative numbers as below screenshot shown:

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Convert number to letter with formula

If you want to convert the integer numbers which are in the range of 1 to 26 to the corresponding letters, the following formula can do you a favor.

1. In a blank cell besides your data, for example, cell D3, please enter below formula, and press the Enter key.

=MID("ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ",B3,1)

2. Then drag the fill handle over to the range that you want to contain this formula, and the numbers have been converted to their relative letters as you need. See screenshot:

Tip:
(1) If the number is greater than 26, the formula will return empty;
(2) If the number is less than 1, the formula will return #VALUE! error value;
(3) If the number is a decimal number, the formula will trim number to a whole number and then calculate.


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1. Select the numbers you will convert to currency word, and click Kutools > Content > Numbers to Currency Words.

2. In the Numbers to Currency Words dialog, please check English or Chinese option as you need, and click the Ok button.

Now you will see all selected numbers are converted to currency words in bulk. See screenshot:


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I want to convert e.g
AA=0101
GF=0706
WA=2301
Still in search of this formula in excel... I'm very close to it like
AA=11
GF=76
WA=231
But we want 0 as leading above when we convert A to I in number.
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I want to be able to write a word eg Angela, into a cell. Next cell I want the sum of all the letters, down to a single number.
a=1 b=2 c=3 d=4 etc
So Angela is 1+14+7+5+12+1=40 then 4+0=4
So cell A1 is Angela and A2 is 40
Anyone know an easy formula for this?
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I need that if I type some letter then it should convert to numeric like ACDD TO 1456 in one cell
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great article. can i use the same for unicode such as hebrew (Convert Letter To Number With Formula)
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I need to convert example 1034890 to I034890 ( Replacing first number to letter) how to do that?
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