*In this article I will show you two quick and free ways to convert currency numbers into English words in Excel 2016, 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 2016 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

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

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*".

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!**

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:

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

`=SpellNumber(29.95)`

(29.95 - without quotation marks and the Dollar sign).
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.

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.

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.

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.

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## 422 responses to "Two best ways to convert numbers to words in Excel"

sir how can i get text without any currency

Just use this formulla, then copy that text and past it again as value in another cell. Then press 'ctrl+h' and replace "dollars and cents" with "blank".

I did the same. And Thanks to the editor.

Thank you for the wonderful formula.

please help me on how to put the dollar ahead of the numbers.

i.e.

Dollar Five Hundred and no cents

how to set excel formulas number to word in Indian rupees ?

Option Explicit

'Main Function

Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Indian Rupees, 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 Indian Rupees = Temp & Place(Count) & Indian Rupees

If Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then

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

Else

MyNumber = ""

End If

Count = Count + 1

Loop

Select Case Indian Rupees

Case ""

Indian Rupees = "No Indian Rupees"

Case "One"

Indian Rupees = "One Dollar"

Case Else

Indian Rupees = Indian Rupees & " Indian Rupees"

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 = Indian Rupees & 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

how to set excel formulas number to word in Sri lanka rupees ?

Option Explicit

'Main Function

Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Rupees, 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 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 Dollar"

Case Else

Rupees = Rupees & " Rupees"

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 = Rupees & 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

Hi There,

I tried as you mentioned above. but its not working.

Appreciate your help.

Regards

Nuwan

Hi There,

Its a great function.

Thank you for sharing.

Also I need to know, how can i get rid off word "Dollar" and use any other currency Name?

Kind Regards

Nuwan

Hi Nuwan,

How to set as below format:

For example:

SGD 2000.09

in Words: Singapore Dollars Two Thousand and cents Nine Only.

SGD 2000

in Words: Singapore Dollars Two Thousand Only.

Hi ,how to set 1234 become NGHX (own fix secret text)

how to use it in Pakistani currency (PKR)

Hello sir,

Thank you for wonderful formula. I had replaced all dollars to my currency, but I would like to have the currency to be in front of the sentences. Eg, MYR twelve thousand and five cents. Could you please teach me how to do so?

hai, can u help to change currency to Ringgit Malaysia, i've tried to do like your previous comment, but failed.

How to use crore,lac,thousand,hundred instead of brillion,million thousand

how to set excel formulas number to word in Bangladeshi Taka ?

Sir Kindly give me the format for BHD (Bahraini Dinars )

I would like to get it as for example 125.500-Bahraini Dinars One Hundred twenty five and Fils 500/1000 Only

Done Thanks :)

I would like to get it as for example 5.50 (Five taka Fifty Paissa only) and i am cancel the work sheet excel file close then I am reopen the excel file they did not spell 5.50 (Five taka Fifty Paissa only).

Hello!

I’m sorry but your task is not entirely clear to me. Could you please describe it in more detail? What result do you want to get? Give an example of the source data and the expected result.

Thank you!

Number to word in Pakistani rupees.

Option Explicit

'Main Function

Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Rupees, Paisa, 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

Paisa = 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 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 Dollar"

Case Else

Rupees = Rupees & " Rupees"

End Select

Select Case Paisa

Case ""

Paisa = " and No Paisa"

Case "One"

Paisa = " and One Paisa"

Case Else

Paisa = " and " & Paisa & " Paisa"

End Select

SpellNumber = Rupees & Paisa

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

Hi,

I want to get the word "Only" at the end of the sentence. as an example, One Million One Hundred Seventy One Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty One Rupees and Twenty Cents Only. Can we change the function?

How to set excel formulas number to word in Philippine Peso?