*In this article I will show you two quick and free ways to convert currency numbers into English words in Excel 2010, 2013 and other versions.*

Microsoft Excel is a great program to calculate this and that. It was initially developed to process large data arrays. However, it also lets creating accounting records like invoices, evaluation or balance sheets quickly and effectively.

In more or less solid payment documents it is necessary to duplicate numeric values with their word form. It is much harder to falsify typed numbers than those written by hand. Some swindler can try to make 8000 out of 3000, while it is almost impossible to secretly replace "three" with "eight".

So what you need is not just convert numbers to words in Excel (е.g. 123.45 to "one hundred and twenty three, forty five"), but spell out dollars and cents (е.g. $29.95 as "twenty nine dollars and ninety nine cents" ), pounds and pence for GBP, euros and eurocents for EUR, etc.

Even Excel 2013 doesn't have a built-in tool for spelling numbers, not to mention earlier versions. But that is when Excel is really good. You can always improve its functionality using formulas in all their

combinations, VBA macros, or third-party add-ins.

**Below you'll find two ways to convert numbers from figures to words**

And, possibly, you may need to convert Words to Numbers in Excel

**Note.**If you are looking for the

**number to text conversion**, which means you want Excel to see your number as text, it's a bit different thing. Usually, you simply need to change the cell format in Excel (select your range with numbers, press Ctrl+1 on the

*Number*tab, and select "

*Text*" in the

*Category*field). You can also use the formula

`=text()`

.
Please find the details in the article Ways to convert numbers to text in Excel.

### SpellNumber VBA macro to convert numbers to words

As I have already mentioned, Microsoft didn't want to add a tool for this task. However, when they saw how many users needed it, they created and published the special VBA macro on their website. The macro does what its name SpellNumber suggests. All other macros I came across are based on the Microsoft code.

You can find the macro mentioned as "spellnumber formula". However, it is not a formula, but a macro function, or to be more precise *Excel User defined function* (UDF).

The spellnumber option is able to write dollars and cents. If you need a different currency, you can change "*dollar*" and "*cent*" with the name of your one.

If you are not a VBA savvy guy, below you will find a copy of the code. If you still don't want or haven't time to sort this out, please use this solution.

- Open the workbook where you need to spell the numbers.
- Press Alt+F11 to open the Visual Basic editor window.
- If you have several books opened, check that the needed workbook is active using the list of projects in the upper left corner of the editor (one of the workbook elements is highlighted with blue).
- In the editor menu go to
*Insert*->*Module*.

- You should see a window named YourBook - Module1. Select all of the code in the frame below and paste it to this window.

Option Explicit 'Main Function Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber) Dim Dollars, Cents, Temp Dim DecimalPlace, Count ReDim Place(9) As String Place(2) = " Thousand " Place(3) = " Million " Place(4) = " Billion " Place(5) = " Trillion " MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber)) DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, ".") If DecimalPlace > 0 Then Cents = GetTens(Left(Mid(MyNumber, DecimalPlace + 1) & _ "00", 2)) MyNumber = Trim(Left(MyNumber, DecimalPlace - 1)) End If Count = 1 Do While MyNumber <> "" Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 3)) If Temp <> "" Then Dollars = Temp & Place(Count) & Dollars If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3) Else MyNumber = "" End If Count = Count + 1 Loop Select Case Dollars Case "" Dollars = "No Dollars" Case "One" Dollars = "One Dollar" Case Else Dollars = Dollars & " Dollars" End Select Select Case Cents Case "" Cents = " and No Cents" Case "One" Cents = " and One Cent" Case Else Cents = " and " & Cents & " Cents" End Select SpellNumber = Dollars & Cents End Function Function GetHundreds(ByVal MyNumber) Dim Result As String If Val(MyNumber) = 0 Then Exit Function MyNumber = Right("000" & MyNumber, 3) ' Convert the hundreds place. If Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1) <> "0" Then Result = GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1)) & " Hundred " End If ' Convert the tens and ones place. If Mid(MyNumber, 2, 1) <> "0" Then Result = Result & GetTens(Mid(MyNumber, 2)) Else Result = Result & GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 3)) End If GetHundreds = Result End Function Function GetTens(TensText) Dim Result As String Result = "" ' Null out the temporary function value. If Val(Left(TensText, 1)) = 1 Then ' If value between 10-19... Select Case Val(TensText) Case 10: Result = "Ten" Case 11: Result = "Eleven" Case 12: Result = "Twelve" Case 13: Result = "Thirteen" Case 14: Result = "Fourteen" Case 15: Result = "Fifteen" Case 16: Result = "Sixteen" Case 17: Result = "Seventeen" Case 18: Result = "Eighteen" Case 19: Result = "Nineteen" Case Else End Select Else ' If value between 20-99... Select Case Val(Left(TensText, 1)) Case 2: Result = "Twenty " Case 3: Result = "Thirty " Case 4: Result = "Forty " Case 5: Result = "Fifty " Case 6: Result = "Sixty " Case 7: Result = "Seventy " Case 8: Result = "Eighty " Case 9: Result = "Ninety " Case Else End Select Result = Result & GetDigit _ (Right(TensText, 1)) ' Retrieve ones place. End If GetTens = Result End Function Function GetDigit(Digit) Select Case Val(Digit) Case 1: GetDigit = "One" Case 2: GetDigit = "Two" Case 3: GetDigit = "Three" Case 4: GetDigit = "Four" Case 5: GetDigit = "Five" Case 6: GetDigit = "Six" Case 7: GetDigit = "Seven" Case 8: GetDigit = "Eight" Case 9: GetDigit = "Nine" Case Else: GetDigit = "" End Select End Function

- Press Ctrl+S to save the updated workbook.
You will need to resave your workbook. When you try to save the workbook with a macro you'll get the message "

*The following features cannot be saved in macro-free workbook*"Click No. When you see a new dialog, chose the Save as option. In the field "

*Save as type*" pick the option "*Excel macro-enabled workbook*".

#### Use SpellNumber macro in your worksheets

Now you can use the function *SpellNumber* in your Excel documents. Enter `=SpellNumber(A2)`

into the cell where you need to get the number written in words. Here A2 is the address of the cell with the number or amount.

Here you can see the result:

**Voila!**

#### Quickly copy the SpellNumber function to other cells.

If you need to convert the entire table, not just 1 cell, place your mouse cursor to the lower right corner of the cell with the formula until it turns into a small black cross:

Left-click and drag it across the column to fill in the formula. Release the button to see the results:

**Note.**Please keep in mind that if you use SpellNumber with a link to another cell, the written sum will be updated each time the number in the source cell is changed.

You can also enter the number directly into the function, for example,

`=SpellNumber(29.95)`

(29.95 - without quotation marks and the Dollar sign).
#### Disadvantages of using macro to spell numbers in Excel

First off, you must know VBA to modify the code according to your needs. It is necessary to paste the code for each workbook, where you plan to change it. Otherwise, you will need to create a template file with macros and configure Excel to load this file at each start.

The main disadvantage of using a macro is if you send the workbook to somebody else, this person will not see the text unless the macro is built into the workbook. And even if it's built-in, they will get an alert that there are macros in the workbook.

### Free ready-to-use add-in to spell numbers into words

For active Excel users who need to quickly spell sums but don't want to learn VBA or other workarounds, one kind developer created a free add-in - POPUP SPELL NUMBER for Microsoft Excel

Besides being ready for use, the tool is really flexible in converting numbers. You can choose the text case of the result (lower case, Title Case, Sentence case, UPPER CASE ), also you can select how you want to see the fraction:

- Spells the fraction in cent/cents, оr penny/pennies, оr penny/pence, or centavo/centavos
- Spells decimal point, each zero and the rest of the number as an integer.
- Doesn't spell the fraction but writes it as a fraction with denominator of 100, 1000, 1000000

Feel free to explore its possibilities on the product's home page.

The author states that it's tested and works in Excel for Windows 2000, 2002(XP), 2003, 2007, 2010 (32-bit), and 2013 (32-bit) in MSI-based and Click-To-Run installations of Office 365 cloud-based services.

#### And all is wonderful about POPUP SPELL NUMBER, but...

I hate to say that the **add-in doesn't work with 64-bit versions of Excel** 2010, 2013, 2007. And it is a considerable obstacle since these versions are becoming more and more popular. So lucky you are if you have Excel 32-bit :) Feel free to download the add-in and check it out.

If you are the one with Excel 64-bit like me, drop the author a line and ask him for a special version.

### Reverse conversion - English words into numbers

Frankly, I can't imagine why you may need it. Just in case... :)

It appears that Excel MVP, Jerry Latham, created such Excel User defined function (UDF) as **WordsToDigits**. It converts English words back to number.

You can download Jerry's WordsToDigits workbook to see the UDF code. Here you'll also find his examples of how to use the function.

You can see how the function works on the sheet "*Sample Entries*", where you will also be able to enter your own examples. If you plan to employ WordsToDigits in your documents, please be informed that this function has restrictions. For example, it doesn't recognize fractions entered in words. You will find all the details on the "*Information*" sheet.

Sir, How can i convert dollar into Rupees and cent Into paisa in SpellNumber. I mean i want to change numeric value into words in pakistani currency. Kindly guide.

Your early response must be appreciated

Umer its very simple, after copying the above formula into module press CTRL+H and replace the word Dollar with Rupee and Cent with Paisa and then safe the module.

Beautiful!!!!

Thank you for posting and making it so easy to implement. Really helped out in a crunch.

Please send me same excel sheet with formula,

This one how do the amount currency change?

Hi,

Can i have a copy of the formula in excel for the converted value, please ?

Thank You So Much :)

If you want only integers to be spelled no decimals.. here is the code

Option Explicit

'Main Function

Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Rupees, Paisas, Temp

Dim DecimalPlace, Count

ReDim Place(9) As String

Place(2) = " Thousand "

Place(3) = " Million "

Place(4) = " Billion "

Place(5) = " Trillion "

' String representation of amount.

MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))

' Position of decimal place 0 if none.

DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, ".")

' Convert Paisas and set MyNumber to Rupee amount.

If DecimalPlace > 0 Then

MyNumber = Trim(Left(MyNumber, DecimalPlace - 1))

End If

Count = 1

Do While MyNumber ""

Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 3))

If Temp "" Then Rupees = Temp & Place(Count) & Rupees

If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then

MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3)

Else

MyNumber = ""

End If

Count = Count + 1

Loop

Select Case Rupees

Case ""

Rupees = "No Rupees"

Case "One"

Rupees = "One Rupee"

Case Else

Rupees = Rupees & " Rupees"

End Select

SpellNumber = Rupees

End Function

' Converts a number from 100-999 into text

Function GetHundreds(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Result As String

If Val(MyNumber) = 0 Then Exit Function

MyNumber = Right("000" & MyNumber, 3)

' Convert the hundreds place.

If Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1) "0" Then

Result = GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1)) & " Hundred "

End If

' Convert the tens and ones place.

If Mid(MyNumber, 2, 1) "0" Then

Result = Result & GetTens(Mid(MyNumber, 2))

Else

Result = Result & GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 3))

End If

GetHundreds = Result

End Function

' Converts a number from 10 to 99 into text.

Function GetTens(TensText)

Dim Result As String

Result = "" ' Null out the temporary function value.

If Val(Left(TensText, 1)) = 1 Then ' If value between 10-19...

Select Case Val(TensText)

Case 10: Result = "Ten"

Case 11: Result = "Eleven"

Case 12: Result = "Twelve"

Case 13: Result = "Thirteen"

Case 14: Result = "Fourteen"

Case 15: Result = "Fifteen"

Case 16: Result = "Sixteen"

Case 17: Result = "Seventeen"

Case 18: Result = "Eighteen"

Case 19: Result = "Nineteen"

Case Else

End Select

Else ' If value between 20-99...

Select Case Val(Left(TensText, 1))

Case 2: Result = "Twenty "

Case 3: Result = "Thirty "

Case 4: Result = "Forty "

Case 5: Result = "Fifty "

Case 6: Result = "Sixty "

Case 7: Result = "Seventy "

Case 8: Result = "Eighty "

Case 9: Result = "Ninety "

Case Else

End Select

Result = Result & GetDigit _

(Right(TensText, 1)) ' Retrieve ones place.

End If

GetTens = Result

End Function

' Converts a number from 1 to 9 into text.

Function GetDigit(Digit)

Select Case Val(Digit)

Case 1: GetDigit = "One"

Case 2: GetDigit = "Two"

Case 3: GetDigit = "Three"

Case 4: GetDigit = "Four"

Case 5: GetDigit = "Five"

Case 6: GetDigit = "Six"

Case 7: GetDigit = "Seven"

Case 8: GetDigit = "Eight"

Case 9: GetDigit = "Nine"

Case Else: GetDigit = ""

End Select

End Function

"Ctrl+H" and replace "Rupees & Rupee" to your respective currency

how can we add the word "Only" in this macro to have this word at the end of the spelled values?

Hi Sohaib

If You Want To Add "Only"

then

You have to use "Spellnumber" with "Concatenate" Formula

Eg:

If the Value in Number in Cell A1 then

Apply Formula Like This

=CONCATENATE(SpellNumber(A1)," Only")

Hope Will Be Useful

Super helpful. It's also useful if you have a currency in 2 words, like Ugandan Shilling. You can replace Dollars only with 1 word.

so I replaced Dollars by Ugandan and I added Shillings, in the end, with CONCATENATE instead of Only.

=CONCATENATE(SpellNumber(A1)," Shillings")

Sir,

Please send details of excel sheet in permanent add for automatically spellnumber on MS excel- 2007.

Thanking you

Dear Stephen,

please send me excel sheet for

converting same

I have a lot of city name and code

Example

i type a code 001 At Cell (A1) - spell Number will show (american) at the another sheet

i type a code 002 At Cell (A1) Also - spell Number will show (african) at the another sheet and so on... I have a lot of city name to make it, please help me

Thanks

Dear Kindly let me know in dirham how to change spellnum in dirham

Dear Stephen,

please send me excel sheet for converting same Pls

thanks

please suggest me how to use spellnumber in excel ,i fallowed your steps as u say ,the results came" #name?,",like that,so plz show me right usage .....

i want number to ward in rupees and due to this formula it comes into dollars, than what's the step for it..............

Hi Sir,

I am very much need the program that convert the numbers in to English words in excel 2007.(Ex: 11- One One, 20- Two Zero, 21-Two Zero like that)

Please send me the solution for above querry,

it is very much urgent..

thank you very much..

i use the module, but our central bank required us to put a "ONLY" word in the end of the Check. how can i do this?

Please the code to convert amount to words is excellent, only i think there's something missing. after the code is pasted in Excel Module, and you key-in 420, the result that comes is: Four Hundred Twenty Dollars and No Cents. But am expecting Four Hundred and Twenty Dollars and No Cents. This means the an "and" is missing in-between Hundred and twenty. Thank you and looking forward to hear from you soon.

Can i get modules for spellnumbers in words with cents. I have those modules with currency. But i'm using multi currencies so i don't want modules with currencies. Please help email me the modules which i request. Urgent. Please and Thanks.

Regards,

Puvanah

How can we split the amount in words into 2 lines in case 1 line is not enough to accommodate the amount in words? This is needed when printing on pre-printed cheque leaves.

Can anyone please help on the above?

Dear . Alexander Frolov

Thanks for the formula, its works nicely

Dear Sir please send me the copy of these excel sheet please ,as soon as possible , please please

Thank you! Copied and pasted the module, saved my file as an .xlm and bada-boom!

how to delete the rows using check bos in excel.

Working done ,

after save i close this file again open try modify and try change then its showing error

Hi all,

Can someone assist me to write

1020 as one thousand and twenty not one thousand twenty please.

Thank you in advance

Just put "and ..." on GetTens' function, dude

What if I would like to put a special name?

ex. for 100 will be "clint"

Therefore,

100 = Clint

150 = Clint Fifthy

123 = Clint Twenty Three

etc..

NB: Only for "100"

If you want the word 'Clint' to stand for '100', you will need to modify the code. Try asking for it on MrExcel forum.

It is very simple to convert dollar into your currency for example if you have a Rupee go to Module (micro-soft visual basic) enter Ctrl + R just replace dollar and cent with your currency.

Thanks for more details kindly contact on my email. asifashraf930@gmail.com

Please send me the excel sheet for converting dollars to words. I tried to paste from an earlier Spellnumber post using VBA but I get a #Name error.

Thank you.

The VBA code from the example above works perfectly when we try it. Please, repeat the steps from the tutorial making sure that you paste the code without losing any lines, and save your document in the proper way as it is described. If this still doesn't help, try our add-in. If the error won't disappear, send us your workbook and the link to this article and your comment to support@ablebits.com.

Dear sir, please how to make wordstodigit formula details

Very useful and clear explanation. 5 Star:D

Thank you for sharing this information with us.

Thnks for ur help. Its been a pleasure to have guidance.

I have follwed your instruction & But still the error as #Name is apprearing on the spell number formula. please help

Please send me also

Please kindly send me the formula also.

Many thanks.

Please email formula convert to Ringgit Malaysia (RM)

Many thanks to admin

Please email formula convert number to word

I have tried and it was successful. But it was all in dollars.. How about in Qatar Riyals? How can i do it? Can you feed the module formula?

I have a file containing multiple sheets the first of which is an index

sheet. The other sheets are hidden. I want to be able to click on a

hyperlink in the index sheet that will send me to the hidden sheet and

open it.

Is this possible ?

Hi, I have an issue where i am trying to spellnumber a figure in a summed cell. I have changed the currency to GBP and Pence, but the spell number keeps minusing 1 Pence from the written number. If i do it on an un-summed cell it works fine.

PLEASE HELP!?

Hello David,

I'm sorry, but we can't reproduce this issue on our side, the function spells numbers from a summed cell correctly. Could you try to follow the steps from the post again and check if it works for you?

HI Irina

It was only happening between numbers involving 40-70. Very strange as other than that it works perfectly other than not putting an 'and' in after hundred but we can add that in no probs.

Quite happy to send the doc if required.

Hi David,

Thank you for the details. It would be great to have a look at the document, please send it to support@ablebits.com with a link to this post, it may help us understand what is causing this strange behaviour.

Hi Irena

I have emailed you the document as requested. Hope you can help :)

Thank you for the document, David.

The problem is that the formula results are rounded in Excel, while VBA gets a string and converts only the first 2 characters after the separator. To avoid this issue, please use the following formula instead:

=spellnumber(ROUND(N24,2))

UpTo 1 Lac Not Convert To In Word Please Help

Dear David ,

In reference to Irina's chat string the same sheet is required by me .I am unable to poke in hours in preparing the formulation ready sheet

Much oblighed

Sincerely 'very faithfully

CEEN

Please send details of excel sheet in permanent add for automatically spellnumber on MS excel- 2016

Awaiting for reply...

Hi Dear, Can you pleases help to fix the decimal up to 3 Digit. Like below:

45.975 -Forty Five Dollar and Nine Hundred seventy Five Cents.

Please send details of excel sheet in permanent add for automatically spellnumber on MS excel- 2007.

Also please suggest me how to use spellnumber in excel ,i fallowed your steps as u say ,the results came" #name?,",like that,so plz show me right usage

I am waiting for your reply Thanks Muhammad Ashfaq from Pakistan Karachi.....

Hi, Congrats, It is very helpful. Thank you so much.

How to make change the words starting with Dollars & Cents first.

Eg. Rupees One hundred and Paisa Fifty Only instead of One hundred Rupees and Fifty Paisa Only.

Br//

Prem

modules after what are the doing

modules after what are the doing 1

Please send details of excel sheet in permanent add for automatically spellnumber on MS excel- 2007

Hello Prem,

Thanks,man. it helped me out.

Regards:

Mozammel

Chittagong, Bangladesh.

This is awesome! I know nothing about VBA but it still made it happen with this so Thanks a ton. however, how do I exclude cents/paisa from the code?i.e. will not need any decimals.

Thanks again.

I write this formula

=CONCATENATE("US ",spellnumber(cell),"***")

I don't know what's wrong it issue "Name?" Anyone can answer me?

Many Thanks,

Alicia

i need to display my currency in riyal instead of dollars ...