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Converting text to numerals in excel

Q: Converting text to numerals in excel

Hi, This is silly but...

I have created a template on excel for printing my company cheques and what I wanted to know was:

Can I create a formula or macro so that when I write a number in text (such as 'one' or 'two' or 'three', etc) in the cell representing the word part of my cheque, can I get that number (as '1' or '2' or '3', etc) to appear in another cell representing the numerical part of my cheque.

This is a lazy man's burden but I thought it would also suffice as a check that the right amount was going on both parts.

Sorry for the bother but ...

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A: Converting text to numerals in excel

Take a look at numbers alphebetic and numeric

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The web is about INFORMATION CONTENT; the cute presentations are just eye candy. No customer ever purchases your eye candy.

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--kitty
 

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http://www.avi-vcd.com/

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It looks rather messy but here goes:

Every HD you have has an active partition on it.
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PriSlave will become E:
SecMast will become F:
SecSlave will become G:
Your DVD/CD will become H: and I:

Backup what you need, to be sure to be sure!

Have fun.


PS: converting alone to NTFS will have no influence on your drive-letter sequence. If you want to convert the lot, then again do so with Partition Magic, much faster than Window's own util.

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:wave: Hello & Welcome to TechSpot :wave:

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Darrenbilly said:





I'm damned certain this is possible, but beyond my abilities.Click to expand...

You are correct, it is possible.

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pressing don't save buttonClick to expand...

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room booking solutionClick to expand...

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Naunce Dragon isnt worth 180 bucks. Wait for Windows 9 which I hope will have it built in.Click to expand...

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