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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.

Convert number to text with Text function

Convert number to text with Format Cells command

Convert number to text with Kutools for Excel


Convert number to text with Text function

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").

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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.


Convert or spell out numbers to English or Chinese currency:

With Kutools for Excel's Numbers to Words feature, you can spell out numbers into English and Chinese words in Excel.For example, it can spell out the "12.75" to "Twelve dollars and seventy-five cents".

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Convert number to text with Format Cells command

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:

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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:

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4. Then numbers in selected range are converted into text.


Convert number to text with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel installed, it will be easier for you to convert numbers in cells to text with Convert between Text and Number.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

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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i need changes number to text ex: 2 -> two can u give the answer pls tx alot
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[quote]i need changes number to text ex: 2 -> two can u give the answer pls tx alotBy indah[/quote] I also want to know the answer. Thanks
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First you need to ascertain that upto how many digits you are going to use as the highest value. For Example it is 5 digits. In the cell type any 5 digit number for example 59427. Now in a different cell convert this into decimal places of 5 digits i.e. 59427/10000 = 0.59427 Now you can use the function "MID" to break this into 5 different digits i.e. 5, 9, 4, 2, 7 By using the if formula convert these into words like =IF(A3=5,"Fifty","") and finally use the function "CONCATENATE" to bring these together. This is the only way possible. If you need I can send you the sample excel sheet. Regards
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Same Question Man! Axit Mehta
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First you need to ascertain that upto how many digits you are going to use as the highest value. For Example it is 5 digits. In the cell type any 5 digit number for example 59427. Now in a different cell convert this into decimal places of 5 digits i.e. 59427/10000 = 0.59427 Now you can use the function "MID" to break this into 5 different digits i.e. 5, 9, 4, 2, 7 By using the if formula convert these into words like =IF(A3=5,"Fifty","") and finally use the function "CONCATENATE" to bring these together. This is the only way possible. If you need I can send you the sample excel sheet. Regards
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HELLO i WANT TO CONVERT NUMBER INTO TEXT.. FOR Eg 0-SERVICE MODE 1-BACKWASH MODE 2-CIP MODE 3-MANTAINENCE MODE 4-NO MODE MY DATA COMES FROM PLC PROGRAMMING TO EXCEL THROUGH VB SCRIPT HOW CAN I DO IT?
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Use the "IF" function.
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I want to convert number into text. for ex. 123- One hundered and twenty three. in this way. Is there any comand for changing so.
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I also want to convert like that if you got the solution please tell me also. :-)
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dear sir i want typing the number in excel then next convert to words sample-1000-One thousand only
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dear sir i want typing the number in excel then next convert to words sample-1000-One thousand only[/quote]
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Dear Sir If you had the answer ,please help Thanks
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First you need to ascertain that upto how many digits you are going to use as the highest value. For Example it is 5 digits. In the cell type any 5 digit number for example 59427. Now in a different cell convert this into decimal places of 5 digits i.e. 59427/10000 = 0.59427 Now you can use the function "MID" to break this into 5 different digits i.e. 5, 9, 4, 2, 7 By using the if formula convert these into words like =IF(A3=5,"Fifty","") and finally use the function "CONCATENATE" to bring these together. This is the only way possible. If you need I can send you the sample excel sheet. Regards
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Would appreciate a sample please :) Thanks!
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would you please explain the how to remove to from currency name from formula
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Hi, I want to convert figure in text, i.e. 102 means one zero two or one hundred two. etc.
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I need to change a number to text eg. in a cell I enter 202, I need to display this number in another cell with words eg. Two (hundred and two) Best Regards Yanek
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I need to display a number of a cell in text format in another cell eg. A1=300 to be displayed at: J10 as text (Three hundred). Thanks
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I want to convert number into text. for ex. 123- One hundered and twenty three. in this way. Is there any comand for changing so.
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try using formula =rswords(123)
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[quote]Hi, I want to convert figure in text, i.e. 102 means one zero two or one hundred two. etc.By SUDIPTA GHOSH[/quote] I am also want This ans If you get the ans please reply me.
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[quote][quote]Hi, I want to convert figure in text, i.e. 102 means one zero two or one hundred two. etc.By Ripon[/quote] I am also want This ans If you get the ans please reply me.By SUDIPTA GHOSH[/quote]e] [quote]I would like to convert number to ward text in indian rupees format. e.g.-2500 In Word: Rupees Two Thousand Five Hundred Only. If possible please help me.By Ajay Ramteke[/quote]
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I want to convert text to number in excel sheet
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Please see office help if covert number in text format.Thanks
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I would like to convert number to ward text in indian rupees format. e.g.-2500 In Word: Rupees Two Thousand Five Hundred Only. If possible please help me.
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convert number to ward text in indian rupees format.
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Download Sivaword.xla Go to add-inn & add this in this function. after that click/select a cell & Write "=sivaword(A1) where A1 is a cell where You wrote your value which you want to convert in words in INR Currency. Thanks
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Where we can down load. It is possible i need in USD
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First you need to ascertain that upto how many digits you are going to use as the highest value. For Example it is 5 digits. In the cell type any 5 digit number for example 59427. Now in a different cell convert this into decimal places of 5 digits i.e. 59427/10000 = 0.59427 Now you can use the function "MID" to break this into 5 different digits i.e. 5, 9, 4, 2, 7 By using the if formula convert these into words like =IF(A3=5,"Fifty","") and finally use the function "CONCATENATE" to bring these together. This is the only way possible. If you need I can send you the sample excel sheet. Regards
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Please send the sample.

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guys....you need to make your own formula for that kind of conversion and finaly i make my own converter from numbers to words ex. SAR. 123 = One Hundred Twenty Three SAR.
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Dear Provider, I need to convert number to text like as below e.g. 344835.10 = THREE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE & TEN CENTS ONLY. if you can help us it's better for my commercial work.
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if i type 1 i want do display one in any other cell
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thanks for great full help... pls do more for Spared Sheet Thank You
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I wanted to have the formula to convert the numbers into text. e.g i write 105 in cell A1 and wanted to see (One hundred five riyals)in Cell B1. Thanks Iqbal
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Dear Sir I want to change number into words eg: 1000 in words one thousand only
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can i convert a numeric value into kannada words in M S Excel
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change number into figure in Excel like 2 = Two Step1: press alt+F11 Step2: Insert à Module Step3: type ='wordnum(12)' will show `Twelve'. Option Explicit Public Numbers As Variant, Tens As Variant Sub SetNums() Numbers = Array("", "One", "Two", "Three", "Four", "Five", "Six", "Seven", "Eight", "Nine", "Ten", "Eleven", "Twelve", "Thirteen", "Fourteen", "Fifteen", "Sixteen", "Seventeen", "Eighteen", "Nineteen") Tens = Array("", "", "Twenty", "Thirty", "Forty", "Fifty", "Sixty", "Seventy", "Eighty", "Ninety") End Sub Function WordNum(MyNumber As Double) As String Dim DecimalPosition As Integer, ValNo As Variant, StrNo As String Dim NumStr As String, n As Integer, Temp1 As String, Temp2 As String ' This macro was written by Chris Mead - http://www.MeadInKent.co.uk If Abs(MyNumber) > 999999999 Then WordNum = "Value too large" Exit Function End If SetNums ' String representation of amount (excl decimals) NumStr = Right("000000000" & Trim(Str(Int(Abs(MyNumber)))), 9) ValNo = Array(0, Val(Mid(NumStr, 1, 3)), Val(Mid(NumStr, 4, 3)), Val(Mid(NumStr, 7, 3))) For n = 3 To 1 Step -1 'analyse the absolute number as 3 sets of 3 digits StrNo = Format(ValNo(n), "000") If ValNo(n) > 0 Then Temp1 = GetTens(Val(Right(StrNo, 2))) If Left(StrNo, 1) "0" Then Temp2 = Numbers(Val(Left(StrNo, 1))) & " hundred" If Temp1 "" Then Temp2 = Temp2 & " and " Else Temp2 = "" End If If n = 3 Then If Temp2 = "" And ValNo(1) + ValNo(2) > 0 Then Temp2 = "and " WordNum = Trim(Temp2 & Temp1) End If
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There seems to be some errors in the above code - doesn't work quite right (for example, result when tested with "1" is "hundred and".
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This is for All! Any body wishing to get your numbers to text (like in words) I have already created a VB some 12 years ago which used to work perfectly as I was doing some Financial projects that period of time....
Any body interested to transform the code to your excel can send me a mail on R-aviang@live.com. I will share the code. Thanks
Ravi Shankar S
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this part here is not okay: If Left(StrNo, 1) "0" Then Temp2 = Numbers(Val(Lef t(StrNo, 1))) & " hundred" If Temp1 "" Then Temp2 = Temp2 & " and " how to correct that please? thanks
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Dear Provider, I need to convert number to text like as below e.g. 344835.10 = THREE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE & TEN PAISA ONLY. if you can help us it's better for my commercial work.
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