How to change or convert number to text in Excel?
Sometimes you may not want the numbers in the cells getting involved in calculating, or you may want to display leading zeros in numbers in cells. For doing so, you may need to change a number into text. The following methods can convert numbers in cells to text in Excel.
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If you are familiar with Microsoft Excel's formulas, you can convert numbers in cells to text with Text function.
If you just only want to convert the number to text without any formatting, you can use the formula: =TEXT(A1,"0");
1. In cell E1, please enter the formula =TEXT(A1,"0").
2. Then press Enter key. And select the cell E1, drag the fill handle over the range of cells that you want to apply this formula.See screenshot:
Note: As the data is formula, you can change the formulas to values. Copy the cells and right-click where you want to paste the values and select Paste special > Values.
If you want to display the leading zero in numbers, you can use this formula: =TEXT(A1,"00000"); such as convert 23 to 00023.
As the above steps, if you apply this formula, you will get the following result:
And if you want to convert the numbers to text which keep several decimal digits, you can use this formula: =TEXT(A1,"0.000"). Such as convert 23 to 23.000.
Also with above steps, if you apply this formula, you will get the result as the following screenshots:
Note: you can define the text style. For example, if you want to convert the numbers to text with a telephone number format, you can replace the "000" with "00-00000", or others.
Microsoft Excel's Format Cells command is also able to convert numbers to text.
1. Select the numbers that you want to convert to text.
2. Right click the selected range, and choose the Format Cells item from context menu. See screenshot:
3. In the Format Cells dialog box, select the Text item in the Category box under Number tab, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:
4. Then numbers in selected range are converted into text.
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1. Select the range with numbers that you want to change to text.
2. Click Kutools > Content > Convert between Text and Number. See screenshot:
3. In the Convert between Text and Number dialog box, check the Number to text option, and then click the OK or Apply button. And all numbers have been converted to text in the original range. See screenshot:
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 months agoAfter converting words to figures, How can start with "Rupees" and end with "Only"
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 months agoIf i have assign
0 as Q
1 as W
2 as R
3 as E
4 as Z
5 as S
6 as T
7 as B
8 as K
9 as A
how to convert a numerical value to text code like 2356 i want 2 as R, 3 as E, 5 as S, 6 as T, so when i write 2356 i got result REST?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 15 days agoA workaround can be using the SUBSTITUTE formula ten times to replace all the numbers with the respective letters:
Where A1 is the reference cell for the numeric values.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 6 months agoWhen I entered Numbers in Cell Eg : 150 the will written as One hundred and fifty
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 9 months agohow translate staff id to text as "filled" and vice versa for nil staff ID to 'vacant"
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 9 months agoi m a novice. text in cells read as 1234 5678 1234 i.e with a space bet each 4 digit clusters. how can i compress it as 123456781234 ?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 7 months ago=SUBSTITUTE(A1," ","")
Where A1 is reference cell for 1234 5678 1234
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 15 days agoGreat tip thanks. Now FYI this didn't work at first for me, as for some reason it didn't recognize the space.. but when I cut and pasted the "space" from the source (cut-and-pasted financial values from a web page) instead of pressing the space bar it worked fine.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 15 days agoIt might be another Character that appears like the Space character. When you copy and paste data from external sources such as websites, unwanted characters will come across with different ASCII codes that may look like the Space character.
The above formula meant to remove only the Space character from your string. Space character means the value of the Char(32) on the ASCII values.
Best would be to modify the formula as =SUBSTITUTE(A1,CHAR(32),"")
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