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## For my research in medicine I build a spreadsheet with google docs. After having received most of the data I transfered the spreadsheet into an excel file. The next thing I would like to do is to convert the words in the spreadsheet into numbers so I can calculate with them. For example: every row in column E consist of one of the two words: 'man' or 'woman'. I would like to convert the word 'man' into a '0' and the word 'woman' into a '1'. Is it possible to write a formula or function for this?

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I've been using conventional method to do this and it's time consuming. I would like to total up 2 column. A multiply B to be exact. Below are some examples:

Table 1 - Before totaling up:

Quantity
Product
5
2 x Button A White
3
4 x Button B Pink
4
5 x Ribbon A Black
2
6
2 x Cloth A Blue

Table 2 - After totaling up:

Quantity
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Button A White
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Button B Pink
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Ribbon A Black
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Text Convert To Other Words
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Amendments In Function Convert Digits To Words (US Dollar)
Before I got this Function from your Form to convert digit to words.

Function is as following..right now i m getting as following:-

If i type 123..i m getting one Hundred twenty Three with this script as below.

But i want US Dollar one Hundred Twenty Three..

Can any one add the word "US Dollar" in this script.

Script..

Function English(ByVal N As Currency) As String
Const Thousand = 1000@
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Const Billion = Thousand * Million
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Convert Numbers Stored As Text To Numbers (attached File)
In the ID column of the attached excel file whenever I convert the numbers stored as text to numbers it results in a weird transformation.

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Turning Words Into Numbers
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Converting Numbers (Money) Into Words?
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Value------Output :

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Total Of Two Columns Containing Numbers And Words
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Change Month (words) To (numbers)
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Seperating Words From Numbers/space
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Changing Numbers From Numerics To Words
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Assign Numbers To Text Words
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Convert Numbers As Text To True Numbers
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Convert Numbers Seen As Text To True Numbers
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into

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E1 = 2
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..etc

Convert Numbers To Text
converting numbers to text:

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In cell C47 I would like it to say Three
In cell E47 I would like it to say Two
In cell G47 I would like it to say Two
In cell I47 I would like it to say Two
in cell J47 I would like it to say Eight

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Convert Numbers To Times
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Replace All The Times That These Words Appear In The Rest Of The Sheet With The Words In Column B
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Convert Standard Numbers To Time
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0 (00:00)
1 (00:01)
13 (00:13)
57 (00:57)
145 (01:45)
308 (03:08)
900 (09:00)
1123 (11:23)
1334 (13:34)
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Convert Numbers To Single Letters
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These values are generated from a formula. =A5-B5.

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Convert Positive Numbers To Negative
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a formula that would take letter grades (A, B, C, D, and E) and produce an average letter grade?

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Find Words - Deleting The Words - And Deleting Some Info After The Words.
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I want to find all the "Priviledge1 (01/05/06)" and replace with nothing. Please note, the date will change with each record, so I need to figure out how to tell Excel to find "Priviledge1", delete it and the date behind it. So I want to delete "Priviledge1" and the next 11 characters including the space.

Sort On Number Of Words (words With Least Characters First)
I want to sort on number of words, i.e. if a cell contains 1 or 2 words etc, with the cells containing 1 word coming first then cells containing 2 words. Also, if possible, first the cells with fewer characters.

Count Words In Range Mixed In With Other Words
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Combining List Of Words Into New Words, Conjugation
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I want to use some basic formulas to show Totals, averages etc.

However, the SUM function does not work on the data provided unless I select the cell (As if to edit the text) and the press enter.

Is there a quicker way of selecting all of the cells in Column A for example and performing this function on mass, rather than selecting each cell individually.

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Cstr Function: Convert A Range Of Numbers To Text
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103
0
6.2
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+0000000000000
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Macro To Convert Numbers To Alphabet Letters & Sum Range
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Split Numbers And Split Words
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I have two problems/challenges!

Part I...
I got the answer 1987, and now I want Excel to take the numbers out and display...
1 in one box then i set + in the next, then 9 in the 3ed. box, next box +, then 8, then +, then 7 in the last so that i can have Excel make a SUM of it all to 25.

How do I split 1987 and put the numbers in different boxes?

Part II...
I want to make A=1 B=2... all the way up to 9, then start over again with J=1 K=2... up to 9 again and then over again.

So that if I write my name it comes out as a value of 14 (Odd = O=6 D=4 D=4 =14)

(AJSØ=1 BKTÅ=2 CLU=3 DMV=4 ENW=5 FOX=6 GPY=7 HQZ=8 IRÆ=9, It's the Norwegian alphabet, that's why there are some extra letters)

So how do I set up my Excel so that is ANY name is typed in I can get it out into a number from the values assign?

Convert Numbers Representing Dates To True Dates
I import data from my works server and dates are represented in text. example text format is yyyymmdd/19790310. What I'm trying to do is add and subtract from this date. I was trying to utilize formula and havent got close. I have a couple of parameters:

In column L I would like to represent the following

if column "B" is "A" add 38 years to column "J" dates are represented as TEXT
if column "B" is "B" add 35 years to column "J" "
if column "B" is "C" add 30 years to column "J" "
if column "B" is "d" add 30 years to column "J" "

Column "M" I would like to find the difference in column "L" and "C" I know days will be difficult it can be represented in years and months only.

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Convert Numbers, Representing Dates To Actual Dates
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