Converts an arabic numeral to roman, as text.
Syntax
ROMAN(number,form)
Number is the Arabic numeral you want converted.
Form is a number specifying the type of roman numeral you want. The roman numeral style ranges from Classic to Simplified, becoming more concise as the value of form increases. See the example following ROMAN(499,0)
below.
Form 
Type 
0 or omitted 
Classic. 
1 
More concise. See example below. 
2 
More concise. See example below. 
3 
More concise. See example below. 
4 
Simplified. 
TRUE 
Classic. 
FALSE 
Simplified. 
Remarks
 If number is negative, the #VALUE! error value is returned.
 If number is greater than 3999, the #VALUE! error value is returned.
Example
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How to copy an example
 Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
 Select the example in the Help topic.
Note Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
 Press CTRL+C.
 In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
 To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

A 
B 
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) 
