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Is there a way to place a circle around an uppercase letter? Thank you.

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Hi Fay!

Yes, there is a way to place a circle around an uppercase letter in Microsoft Word. Here are the steps:
  1. Open a new or existing Word document.
  2. Click on the "Insert" tab in the top menu.
  3. Click on "Shapes" in the "Illustrations" section of the ribbon.
  4. Select the oval shape from the "Basic Shapes" section.
  5. Click and drag on the document to draw a circle around the letter you want to encircle.
  6. Right-click on the circle and select "Format Shape" from the drop-down menu.
  7. In the "Format Shape" pane that appears on the right side of the screen, click on the "Line Style" tab.
  8. Under "Width," increase the size of the line to make it thicker if desired.
  9. Under "Dash type," select "Solid" to make the line a solid circle.
  10. Under "Compound type," select "Simple" to make the line a single circle.
  11. Under "Color," select the color you want for the circle.
  12. Click "Close" to exit the "Format Shape" pane.

That's it! Your uppercase letter should now be encircled by a circle shape. Let me know if you have any other questions or if there's anything else I can help you with.
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Fay,
It can be done, but let's say not in a easy way.
Use the EQ-field to create an overstrike.
Insert - Field - choose EQ - click on the field codes button - choose
options - select the \O() switch - click the add to field button and OK out.
Now press Alt+F9 to see the field, click between the two () and type A;O.
While the field is still visible select your A and reduce the letter size
say to 8 or 9 points, then with the A still selected go to Format - Font -
second tab - choose position (I think it is called) higher and increase by 1
or two points. Now hit ALT+F9 again.
Difficult isn't it but if you make an autotext off it you should have no
trouble using it.
That said I am sure someone else will have a better solution to offer you.
Luc

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On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 18:02:40 -0400, "Fay Yocum"
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Is there a way to place a circle around an uppercase letter? Thank you.


If you mean around a C or an R just type (C) open bracket C close
bracket or (R) and it will do it for you.
If not a "quick and dirty" way would be to draw a circle from the draw
menu, then right clicking on it, select "format auto shape" then go to
"colors and lines" and set the color to "no fill" . Then just drag the
shape over your character.
Also, you can type within the circle by right clicking on the shape and
select "add text" you can then type inside the shape. You may find you
need to remove the margins from within the shape from the "format
autoshape" then "textbox" option. You may also need to centre the text
as well.
HTH
MH


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1. If you are not trying to exactly match a particular font, the easiest
way is to use Insert Symbol. Select Arial Unicode and Enclosed
Alphanumerics from Character Set. Assure that the applet is set for
Unicode (hex) in the lower right listbox.

The Arial Unicode font is not installed during a default install. You
might have to run the Office/Word installer and elect a custom install to
install the font.

2. Agfa Monotype and others have other fonts with enclosed characters.

3. Use the Enclose Characters facility of Word. To place that icon on
the toolbar, right click just under the top bar in a clear area and
select Customize. Select All commands. Scroll down. Select the
appropriate icon and drag it to the toolbar.



Luc and Mike make suggestions worth checking.

Let us know.

Tom
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"Fay Yocum" wrote:
Is there a way to place a circle around an uppercase letter? Thank you.

Fay



Hi Fay,

In large Unicode fonts like Arial Unicode MS or MS Mincho, there's also a
subset "Enclosed alphanumerics" starting at U+2460, with all circled numbers
and upper/lower case letters.
You could set up (formatted) AutoCorrects for them, say replacing #A# with
the circled A...

Regards,
Klaus


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Originally Posted by Ursa View Post
1. If you are not trying to exactly match a particular font, the easiest
way is to use Insert Symbol. Select Arial Unicode and Enclosed
Alphanumerics from Character Set. Assure that the applet is set for
Unicode (hex) in the lower right listbox.

The Arial Unicode font is not installed during a default install. You
might have to run the Office/Word installer and elect a custom install to
install the font.
Tom,

This is something I didn't know about. Thanks for the tip.

Unfortunately, those characters appear to have much more leading than the default font I am using (Calibri). Any line containing those circled unicode characters ends up looking double-spaced.

Is there any way around that?

Thanks

PS: I know this post was almost 10 years ago, but I just found it.
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