# display number as words

Posted by Ali G on September 25, 2001 3:57 AM

sure i read it on mrexcel somewhere. is there a formula to display a number in it's word format e.g., 99 - ninety nine..... tks.

Posted by Gregc on September 25, 2001 4:34 AM

paste this code and it works as a custom function.

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

Posted by Ali G on September 25, 2001 4:59 AM

WOW! Thanks a million. I'll give it a go. Do you get these from a site with hundreds of such add-ins available or already happened to have tailor made this nugget yourself a while ago?!

Posted by gregc on September 25, 2001 5:07 AM

I got it off the site awhile ago. It's one that should be posted all the time. I think it actually came from the Microsoft website.