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MS Excel: Convert currency into words

Question: In Microsoft Excel, how can I convert currency to words?

For example,

Answer: To convert currency into words, you'll need to open your Excel spreadsheet. Press Alt-F11 and create a new module. (Under the Insert menu, select Module).

Then paste into the new module the following two functions:

Function English(ByVal N As Currency) As String

   Const Thousand = 1000@
   Const Million = Thousand * Thousand
   Const Billion = Thousand * Million
   Const Trillion = Thousand * Billion
   
   If (N = 0@) Then English = "zero": Exit Function
   
   Dim Buf As String: If (N < 0@) Then Buf = "negative " Else Buf = ""
   Dim Frac As Currency: Frac = Abs(N - Fix(N))
   If (N < 0@ Or Frac <> 0@) Then N = Abs(Fix(N))
   Dim AtLeastOne As Integer: AtLeastOne = N >= 1
   
   If (N >= Trillion) Then
      Debug.Print N
      Buf = Buf & EnglishDigitGroup(Int(N / Trillion)) & " trillion"
      N = N - Int(N / Trillion) * Trillion
      If (N >= 1@) Then Buf = Buf & " "
   End If
   
   If (N >= Billion) Then
      Debug.Print N
      Buf = Buf & EnglishDigitGroup(Int(N / Billion)) & " billion"
      N = N - Int(N / Billion) * Billion
      If (N >= 1@) Then Buf = Buf & " "
   End If
   
   If (N >= Million) Then
      Debug.Print N
      Buf = Buf & EnglishDigitGroup(N \ Million) & " million"
      N = N Mod Million
      If (N >= 1@) Then Buf = Buf & " "
   End If
   
   If (N >= Thousand) Then
      Debug.Print N
      Buf = Buf & EnglishDigitGroup(N \ Thousand) & " thousand"
      N = N Mod Thousand
      If (N >= 1@) Then Buf = Buf & " "
   End If
   
   If (N >= 1@) Then
      Debug.Print N
      Buf = Buf & EnglishDigitGroup(N)
   End If
   
   If (Frac = 0@) Then
      Buf = Buf & " exactly"
   ElseIf (Int(Frac * 100@) = Frac * 100@) Then
      If AtLeastOne Then Buf = Buf & " and "
      Buf = Buf & Format$(Frac * 100@, "00") & "/100"
   Else
      If AtLeastOne Then Buf = Buf & " and "
      Buf = Buf & Format$(Frac * 10000@, "0000") & "/10000"
   End If
   
   English = Buf
End Function

Private Function EnglishDigitGroup(ByVal N As Integer) As String

   Const Hundred = " hundred"
   Const One = "one"
   Const Two = "two"
   Const Three = "three"
   Const Four = "four"
   Const Five = "five"
   Const Six = "six"
   Const Seven = "seven"
   Const Eight = "eight"
   Const Nine = "nine"
   Dim Buf As String: Buf = ""
   Dim Flag As Integer: Flag = False
   
   Select Case (N \ 100)
      Case 0: Buf = "": Flag = False
      Case 1: Buf = One & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 2: Buf = Two & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 3: Buf = Three & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 4: Buf = Four & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 5: Buf = Five & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 6: Buf = Six & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 7: Buf = Seven & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 8: Buf = Eight & Hundred: Flag = True
      Case 9: Buf = Nine & Hundred: Flag = True
   End Select
   
   If (Flag <> False) Then N = N Mod 100
   If (N > 0) Then
      If (Flag <> False) Then Buf = Buf & " "
   Else
      EnglishDigitGroup = Buf
      Exit Function
   End If
   
   Select Case (N \ 10)
      Case 0, 1: Flag = False
      Case 2: Buf = Buf & "twenty": Flag = True
      Case 3: Buf = Buf & "thirty": Flag = True
      Case 4: Buf = Buf & "forty": Flag = True
      Case 5: Buf = Buf & "fifty": Flag = True
      Case 6: Buf = Buf & "sixty": Flag = True
      Case 7: Buf = Buf & "seventy": Flag = True
      Case 8: Buf = Buf & "eighty": Flag = True
      Case 9: Buf = Buf & "ninety": Flag = True
   End Select
    
   If (Flag <> False) Then N = N Mod 10
   If (N > 0) Then
      If (Flag <> False) Then Buf = Buf & "-"
   Else
      EnglishDigitGroup = Buf
      Exit Function
   End If
    
   Select Case (N)
      Case 0:
      Case 1: Buf = Buf & One
      Case 2: Buf = Buf & Two
      Case 3: Buf = Buf & Three
      Case 4: Buf = Buf & Four
      Case 5: Buf = Buf & Five
      Case 6: Buf = Buf & Six
      Case 7: Buf = Buf & Seven
      Case 8: Buf = Buf & Eight
      Case 9: Buf = Buf & Nine
      Case 10: Buf = Buf & "ten"
      Case 11: Buf = Buf & "eleven"
      Case 12: Buf = Buf & "twelve"
      Case 13: Buf = Buf & "thirteen"
      Case 14: Buf = Buf & "fourteen"
      Case 15: Buf = Buf & "fifteen"
      Case 16: Buf = Buf & "sixteen"
      Case 17: Buf = Buf & "seventeen"
      Case 18: Buf = Buf & "eighteen"
      Case 19: Buf = Buf & "nineteen"
   End Select
     
   EnglishDigitGroup = Buf
     
End Function

Now, when you want to convert currency into words, you will reference the English function in your Excel spreadsheet as follows:

=English (100) would return "one hundred exactly"
=English (125) would return "one hundred twenty-five exactly"
=English (125.3) would return "one hundred twenty-five and 30/100"

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