The `VALUE`

function in Microsoft Excel is a useful tool that allows you to convert a text string that represents a number to a number value. It is a handy function to use when you have a text string that looks like a number, but is not recognized as a number by Excel.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the `VALUE`

function in Microsoft Excel:

- Open a new or existing spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.
- Identify the cell or range of cells that contain the text strings that you want to convert to numbers.
- Select the cell where you want to enter the
`VALUE`

function. - Type the
`=VALUE(`

formula and press the`Enter`

key. - In the
`VALUE`

formula, enter the cell or range of cells that contain the text strings as the argument. - Press the
`Enter`

key to complete the`VALUE`

function. The text strings will be converted to numbers and displayed in the selected cell.

Here is an example of a `VALUE`

formula:

`=VALUE(A1)`

This formula converts the text string in cell `A1`

to a number.

You can also use the `VALUE`

function to convert a range of cells to numbers. For example, if you want to convert the text strings in cells `A1:A5`

to numbers, you can use the following `VALUE`

formula:

`=VALUE(A1:A5)`

This formula converts the text strings in cells `A1:A5`

to numbers.

In addition to converting text strings to numbers, you can also use the `VALUE`

function to convert numbers stored as text to numbers. For example, if you have a cell that contains the text “10” but is not recognized as a number by Excel, you can use the `VALUE`

function to convert it to a number.

Here is an example of a `VALUE`

formula that converts a number stored as text to a number:

`=VALUE("10")`

This formula converts the text string “10” to the number 10.

I hope this tutorial helps you understand how to use the `VALUE`

function in Microsoft Excel. It is a useful tool that can help you convert text strings that represent numbers to numbers.

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