How To Encircle A Word In Ms Word

In Microsoft Word, there are various tools and functionalities that make it a versatile platform for all your word processing needs. One such feature is the ability to encircle or highlight a particular word or group of words. This can be particularly useful when you want to emphasize or draw attention to a specific part of your text. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do this in a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open your Word Document

Launch MS Word and open the document you want to edit.

Step 2: Select the Word you want to Encircle

Scroll through your document and highlight the word or group of words you want to encircle. You can do this by clicking and dragging your mouse cursor over your chosen word/words.

Step 3: Open the ‘Insert’ Tab

Next, navigate to the Insert tab located at the top of your Word interface.

Step 4: Click on ‘Shapes’

Under the Insert tab, you’ll find the Shapes option. Click on it and a dropdown menu will appear.

Step 5: Select the Circle Shape

The dropdown menu will present a variety of shapes. For our purpose, we want to select the circle shape (also known as oval in MS Word). It is located under the ‘Basic Shapes’ section.

Step 6: Draw the Circle Around the Word

Once you have selected the circle shape, your cursor will change into a crosshair. You can now draw the circle around your chosen word by clicking and dragging your mouse across the document. If you want a perfect circle, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard while dragging.

Step 7: Customize your Circle

MS Word allows you to adjust the appearance of your circle. You can change its color, adjust the thickness of the border, and more. To do this, click on the circle and then click on ‘Format’ in the toolbar. From there, you can customize the circle to fit your preferences.

//Example of modifying circle appearance
Shape circle = document.Shapes.AddShape(MsoAutoShapeType.msoShapeOval, 50, 50, 100, 100);
circle.Line.ForeColor.RGB = ColorTranslator.ToOle(Color.Red);
circle.Line.Weight = 4f;

And that’s it! You’ve successfully encircled a word in your MS Word document. This is just one of the countless ways you can customize and enhance your documents with MS Word. Happy writing!