## How to convert a numeric value into English words in Excel

Posted On Monday, April 18, 2011 at at 12:31 PM by OwnerFrom Microsoft Support

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How to create the sample function Called SpellNumber

1. Start Microsoft Excel.

2. Press ALT+F11 to start the Visual Basic Editor.

3. On the Insert menu, click Module.

4. Type the following code into the module sheet.

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*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 dollar amount.*

*If DecimalPlace > 0 Then*

*Paisas = 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 Paisas*

*Case ""*

*Paisas = " and No Paisas"*

*Case "One"*

*Paisas = " and One Paisa"*

*Case Else*

*Paisas = " and " & Paisas & " Paisas"*

*End Select*

*SpellNumber = Rupees & Paisas*

*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*

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**How to use the SpellNumber sample function**

To use the sample functions to change a number to written text, use one of the methods demonstrated in the following examples:

**Method 1: Direct Entry**

You can change 32.50 into "Thirty Two Rupees and Fifty Paisas" by entering the following formula into a cell:

*=SpellNumber(32.50)***Method 2: Cell reference**

You can refer to other cells in the workbook. For example, enter the number 32.50 into cell A1, and type the following formula into another cell:

*=SpellNumber(A1)*