Convert Arabic to Roman numerals

Let's say you want to change an Arabic numeral to a Roman numeral for special emphasis in a party invitation or promotional flyer. To convert Arabic to Roman numerals, use the ROMAN function.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

ShowHow to copy an example

  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

 Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

Selecting an example from Help
  1. Press CTRL+C.
  2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
  3. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Tools menu, point to Formula Auditing, and then click Formula Auditing Mode.
 
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Formula Description (Result)
=ROMAN(499,0) Classic Roman numeral style for 499 (CDXCIX)
=ROMAN(499,1) More concise version for 499 (LDVLIV)
=ROMAN(499,2) More concise version for 499 (XDIX)
=ROMAN(499,3) More concise version for 499 (VDIV)
=ROMAN(499,4) More concise version for 499 (ID)
=ROMAN(2013,0) Classic Roman numeral style for 2013 (MMXIII)

Function details

ROMAN

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003