How to display the value of a number in words in Excel

Many website visitors to familycomputerclub.com asked this question: how to display the value of a number or figure in words e.g.value 100 in one cell to be displayed in words as one hundred in another cell.

We searched this function from the Microsoft support site:

How to create the sample function Called SpellNumber

You can copy and paste the code for SpellNumber function in your Visual Basic Editor and experience it in action.

Download a sample Excel file:

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 ”

‘ String representation of amount.

MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))

‘ Position of decimal place 0 if none.

DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, “.”)

‘ Convert cents and set MyNumber to dollar amount.

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

‘ 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

Next we tweaked the function a little bit so that it does display the ‘dollars’ and the ‘cents’ and displays only the number. The changed areas are made bold and italics. You can, of course, tweak it further like we have done below.

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 ”

‘ String representation of amount.

MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))

‘ Position of decimal place 0 if none.

DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, “.”)

‘ Convert cents and set MyNumber to dollar amount.

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 & “”

End Select

Select Case Cents

Case “”

Cents = ” and No Cents”

Case “One”

Cents = ” and One Cent”

Case Else

Cents = “” & Cents & “”

End Select

SpellNumber = Dollars & Cents

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

We have further modified the function to display decimals also as numbers. The modifications are highlighted:

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 ”

‘ String representation of amount.

MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber))

‘ Position of decimal place 0 if none.

DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, “.”)

‘ Convert cents and set MyNumber to dollar amount.

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 & ” ”

End Select

Select Case Cents

Case “”

Cents = ” and No Cents”

Case “One”

Cents = ” and One Cent”

Case Else

Cents = ” point” & Cents & ” ”

End Select

SpellNumber = Dollars & Cents

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

Below is the modified code which displays a currency in Indian ‘Rupees’ and ‘Paise’ instead of ‘Dollars’ and ‘Cents’. Also if the singular incidence of ‘Paise’ occurs the function will display ‘Paisa’. So if you are living in China or Germany or UK you can modify the function SpellNumber accordingly. We have replaced the ‘Dollar’ and ‘Cents’ with ‘Rupees’ and ‘Paise’.

Option Explicit

‘Main Function

Function SpellNumber(ByVal MyNumber)

Dim Rupees, Paise, 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 Paise and set MyNumber to dollar amount.

If DecimalPlace > 0 Then

Paise = 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 Rupee”

Case Else

Rupees = Rupees & ” Rupees”

End Select

Select Case Paise

Case “”

Paise = ” ”

Case “One”

Paise = ” and One Paisa”

Case Else

Paise = ” and ” & Paise & ” Paise”

End Select

SpellNumber = Rupees & Paise

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

Now you can do something more interesting. You can save the function as an Add-In and use it when you like it in Excel.

Watch the Excel training video below to see how you can spell the numbers in Excel quickly and easily.

Sir if i need only spell number without currency as in your video how to do it?

On your website you mentioned changes areas are bold and italic but i cant find any.

please paste vba below if i want only spell the numbers as in your video.

Waiting for your favorable reply soon..

Please study the VBA code in detail.

Sir, am Surendra

i have followed the steps which you showed in Youtube but its giving error called Compile error and Expected : expression

Please find the screen shot as below

Better go to code given in link below

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/213360/en-us

Hi sir, i have copied the code from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/213360/en-us and use it, it work perfectly.

When I replace the word ‘Dollar’ into Malaysia Currency “Malaysia Ringgit’ it turns red and its giving error as below:

“Compile error:

Expected : end of statement”

Sir, would you please send me a code link which may shows the numbers as follows:

1500.50 = One Thousand Five Hundred point Fifty Only.

How to convert multiple currencies alternatively to words on single sheet.

Hi there,

I would like to edit this code so that my number would be presented like the following:

53642 is shown as Fifty Three Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty Two Dollars

64300532 is shown as Sixty Four Million, Three Hundred Thousand, Five Hundred and Thirty Two Dollars

Specifically what I would like is the comma after the word “Million” and “Thousand” and the word “and” after the word Hundred

Dear Sir. First thanks to you for providing this wonderful code.

I request you to help me with the below doubt.

I need the result in Indian format. Eg: 8,75,34,560.6 (Eight Crore Seventy Five Lakhs Thirty Four Thousand Five Sixty and Sixty paise

Please help me sir