Convert Numbers to Words
In all fairness, I stole this from Microsoft. I get a request for this virtually every
week.
Or get a text file with all the
custom functions ready to paste right in.
With the custom functions, SpellNumber, GetHundreds, GetTens, and GetDigit, you can
convert a numeric value into its equivalent in English words.
For example, you can change 32.50 into the following text: Thirty Two Dollars and Fifty
Cents, by entering the following formula into a cell:
=SpellNumber(32.50)
You can also use these functions to refer to other cells in the workbook. For example
if the number 32.50 was in A1, you could type the following into a cell:
=SpellNumber(A1)
I have requests to convert this to other languages; sorry my language skills are lacking. I also do not know how nor can fathom negative numbers.
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 100999 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 1019
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 2099
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
The Function Wizard can also be used to access a custom function. To use the Function
Wizard, click the Function Wizard button and select User Defined under Function Category.
Then select SpellNumber and enter your number or cell reference and click Finish. To
Create the Macro:
Insert a module sheet into a workbook. To do this in Microsoft Excel 97, point to Macro
on the Tools menu and click Visual Basic Editor. In the Visual Basic Editor, click Module
on the Insert menu. In Microsoft Excel 5.0 or 7.0, point to Macro on the Insert menu and
click Module.
