How to Convert Text in Excel

With Text Toolkit for Microsoft Excel

With the Text Toolkit add-in for Excel, you can easily convert text to numbers or other characters in the selected range in your worksheet. In this manual, find out how to use the Convert Text utility.

  1. To run the tool in Excel, go to the Home tab and click the Text Toolkit icon:
    Click Text Toolkit.
  2. Select Convert Text:
    Select Convert Text.
  3. You will see the Convert Text pane. Select your options and click the Convert button:
    The Convert Text pane.
  1. Select the range of cells where you want to convert text.
  2. Choose this radio button to change digits formatted as text to number format and remove spaces or leading apostrophes.
  3. Enter characters you want to convert and symbols that shall replace them in your selected cells.
  4. If you select Case-sensitive, the tool will distinguish the case of text you entered from text in your cells. For instance, with selected Case-sensitive, "TExt" and "text" will be recognized as different values, though with unchecked Case-sensitive, they will be identified as the same values.
  5. Select this option button to replace accented characters (å, è, ö, etc.) with their regular non-accented equivalents.
  6. If you tick the Enable Undo box, the Undo button will appear:
    Tick Enable Undo to be able to Undo.
    As soon as you hit Convert, the Undo button will become clickable and you'll be able to undo the changes made by the add-in:
    Undo the changes.