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How do I draw a circle around text

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I need to draw a circle around text so that I can indicate which answer is

correct. Example is

A. This is the wrong answer

B. This is the correct answer

I would draw a circle around B.

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    • The following was posted a while back by MVP Suzanne Barnhill:

      If you can get by with capital letters, the Bullets 2 font (which comes with

      some Corel applications such as CorelDRAW! and WordPerfect) contains the

      entire alphabet and 0-9 in circles, either black on white or reversed white

      on black. If that doesn't suit, there may be other fonts available, or you

      can laboriously overstrike a large circle and the character (or anchor a

      drawing-object circle to the letter) and save these characters as AutoText

      (don't laugh: I've had to do this).

      Greg Maxey/Word MVP

      A Peer in Peer to Peer Support

      Fuzzy1949 wrote:

      > I need to draw a circle around text so that I can indicate which

      > answer is correct. Example is

      > A. This is the wrong answer

      > B. This is the correct answer

      > I would draw a circle around B.

      #1; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:09:00 GMT
    • Although Arial Unicode MS has a full set of "Enclosed Alphanumerics" that

      could be used for this purpose, I'd be inclined to go with a graphic

      approach in this particular instance. But I've also copped out by "circling"

      the letter with a square box instead, using the Format | Borders and Shading

      dialog to put a border around the selected letter.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

      Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

      all may benefit.

      "Greg Maxey" <gro.spvm.ms-word.todaysummary.com.yexamg (thats my e-mail address backwards)> wrote in

      message news:OgZLUaivEHA.2316.ms-word.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...

      > The following was posted a while back by MVP Suzanne Barnhill:

      > If you can get by with capital letters, the Bullets 2 font (which comes

      with

      > some Corel applications such as CorelDRAW! and WordPerfect) contains the

      > entire alphabet and 0-9 in circles, either black on white or reversed

      white

      > on black. If that doesn't suit, there may be other fonts available, or you

      > can laboriously overstrike a large circle and the character (or anchor a

      > drawing-object circle to the letter) and save these characters as AutoText

      > (don't laugh: I've had to do this).

      >

      > --

      > Greg Maxey/Word MVP

      > A Peer in Peer to Peer Support

      > Fuzzy1949 wrote:

      >

      #2; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:10:00 GMT
    • "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

      > Although Arial Unicode MS has a full set of "Enclosed Alphanumerics" that

      > could be used for this purpose, I'd be inclined to go with a graphic

      > approach in this particular instance. But I've also copped out by "circling"

      > the letter with a square box instead, using the Format | Borders and Shading

      > dialog to put a border around the selected letter.

      > --

      > Suzanne S. Barnhill

      > Microsoft MVP (Word)

      > Words into Type

      > Fairhope, Alabama USA

      > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

      > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so

      > all may benefit.

      > "Greg Maxey" <gro.spvm.ms-word.todaysummary.com.yexamg (thats my e-mail address backwards)> wrote in

      > message news:OgZLUaivEHA.2316.ms-word.todaysummary.com.TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...

      > with

      > white

      > Thanks very much. I was writing some training and by being able to show the correct answer in the answer section by showing it with a circle makes the training look more professional.

      >

      #3; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:11:00 GMT
    • "Fuzzy1949" wrote:

      > I need to draw a circle around text so that I can indicate which answer is

      > correct. Example is

      > A. This is the wrong answer

      > B. This is the correct answer

      > I would draw a circle around B.

      #4; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:12:00 GMT
    • Quote:
      === Original Words ===

      I need to draw a circle around text so that I can indicate which answer is

      correct. Example is

      A. This is the wrong answer

      B. This is the correct answer

      I would draw a circle around B.

      Open Word. Go to View --> toolbars. Check drawing. A toolbar with assorted shapes and colors will appear. Click on autoshapes and slide the mouse over basic shapes and then oval (it looks like a circle).

      Once you've chosen the shape (in this case an oval), click just outside the word or words you want to empahasize and drag the mouse over the words to create the circle. Don't worry if the words dispapear. Release the mouse when the shape has completely engulfed the word or words.

      Place your mouse over the shape and right click. A box will appear. Choose Format Autoshape at the bottom. A Format Autoshape box will appear. The first section is called fill. Change color to "no fill" by clicking on the little arrow on the right of the drop down selection. Click OK

      #5; Fri, 30 May 2008 21:13:00 GMT