# Excel ISTEXT Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel ISTEXT function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

### Description

The Excel ISTEXT function used to check if a value is text. If so, returns TRUE; if the text is not text, the function will return FALSE. So you can use the ISTEXT function to check for a value that is text in Excel.

The ISTEXT function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as an Information Function.

The ISTEXT function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

### Syntax

The syntax of the ISTEXT function is as below:

=ISTEXT(value)

Where the ISTEXT function argument is:

• Value -This is a required argument. The value that you want to test.

### Excel ISTEXT Function Example

The below examples will show you how to use Excel ISTEXT Function to check if a value is text. And the ISTEXT function will return TRUE when value is a text string.

#1 checks whether the value in Cell B1 is a text string, using the following formula:

= ISTEXT (B1)

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