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Convert Numbers Into Words in MS Word

To convert a number to text without getting lost in the spelling (dashes..etc), it is possible to get Word to do the work for you. In this article, we will show you how to format this in Microsoft Word.


Convert Numbers Into Words in MS Word

  • Create a new field by pressing on CTRL-F9
  • {} Will appear on the screen
  • Fill it with the desired value preceded by '=' and followed by a code (\*cardtext) indicating the format to be used in this field.
  • For example: if you want Word to write down the number: 125
  • {=125\*cardtext}
  • Press F9 to update the field value
  • The number appears in words: one hundred twenty-five
  • To change the number, right-click on the entry and select Toggle Field Codes.
  • Edit the value and press F9 to update the field.
  • This procedure does not work with decimal numbers, in this case, create two fields and insert the word "comma" between them:
  • {=12\*cardtext}comma{=45\*cardtext}
  • This procedure is limited to the number 999999, beyond, Word reports an error.
  • Other formatting codes can be assigned:
    • \*ROMAN - For upper-case Roman numeral,
    • \*roman - For lower-case Roman numeral
  • This procedure is limited to the number 32767, beyond, Word reports an error.


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