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I have a user defined function, that is saved in my Excel. It's called "NumberToLetters". It converts any number into text. For example you enter "1220.10" and it outputs "one thousand two hundred and twenty dollars and 10/100"

I just have to input the formula =NumberToLetters(A1) (where A1 is the cell with the number to convert)

So anyway, all is well in Excel. Works perfectly.

But I'm starting to use Google Docs instead.

And when I imported the whole spreadsheet to Google Docs, it just gives me a #NAME? error.

So I see the function macro didn't get imported.

So I went to "tools"... "script editor" and pasted in the entire script as copied from Excel.

However, this is the error I'm getting when I save it:

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Also, FYI, the numbers actually come out in Spanish, which is what I need, so it's not exactly like the example above.

I don't know if maybe I'm in over my head, but maybe somebody could help.

Thanks
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You'll need to convert your user-defined function from VBA into JavaScript to use it with Google Docs. If you haven't already found it, Google publishes documentation on how to create functions for use in spreadsheets at https://developers.google.com/apps-script/execution_custom_functions

I should also mention that in VBA, if you don't declare a variable as something, it will be a Variant. Good practice is to avoid declaring a variable as Variant when possible--so most of your variables should have been declared as String.
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Found an excellent solution to work around the issue
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