# Excel ISTEXT Function

The Excel ISTEXT function returns TRUE when a cell contains a text, and FALSE if not. You can use the ISTEXT function to check if a cell contains a text value, or a numeric value entered as text.

**value**- The value to check.

Use the ISTEXT function to check if **value** is text. ISTEXT will return TRUE when **value** is text.

For example, =ISTEXT(A1) will return TRUE if A1 contains "apple".

Often, **value** is supplied as a cell address.

ISTEXT is part of a group of functions called the IS functions that return the logical values TRUE or FALSE.

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