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How can I draw oval circle around a string? For example, when I have "1,3,4,6", how can I put them in a circle?

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Have you seen this post: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/103557/… – dustin Aug 19 '13 at 21:04
Here is another related question: Boxing a number and aligning it vertically along the baseline You can use every shape of TikZ of course. Your example resembles the rounded rectangle shape from the shapes.misc library. – Qrrbrbirlbel Aug 19 '13 at 23:37
up vote 9 down vote accepted

The shapes.misc library offers the rounded rectangle shape. You can also use the shadows library to add shadows.




  shape=rounded rectangle,
  drop shadow={opacity=.5,shadow xshift=0pt},
  minimum width=1.8cm]


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I found this code works fine with me.

  \tikz[baseline=(char.base)]\node[anchor=south west, draw,rectangle, rounded corners, inner sep=2pt, minimum size=7mm,
    text height=2mm](char){\ensuremath{#1}} ;}

            \node[shape=circle,draw,inner sep=2pt] (char) {#1};}}

Hello, \mymk{1,2,3,4,5} world \circled{1}

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Refer to How to draw a circle around text and Good way to make \textcircled numbers?.

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it'd be great if you could reference your source – cmhughes Aug 20 '13 at 3:44
@cmhughes: updated my answer. – prosseek Aug 20 '13 at 4:01
You can control the "roundedness" of the corners by passing values to rounded corners. For example, rounded corners=10pt would produce a shape more closely resembling the one in your question. – Herr K. Aug 20 '13 at 5:39

Just for comparison, here is a ConTeXt solution:



Hello \roundframed{1,2,3,4} world.


which gives

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Sorry, I don't have the ability to add comments on the TeX site yet. You can look at the thread dustin mentioned. Alternatively, you can use a box: $\boxed{1,3,4,6}$, which will appear:

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You don't need to comment if you have solution to propose. Can you make your solution compilable though and add the output image? – dustin Aug 19 '13 at 21:08
Oh, that's true. Thanks! Edited. – Ahaan S. Rungta Aug 19 '13 at 21:09
I think the poster wants a flat edges above and below the string and then rounded sides. – dustin Aug 19 '13 at 21:18
Ah, then, I think your link would work better. Thanks for edit, by the way! I don't have the ability to post images yet. – Ahaan S. Rungta Aug 19 '13 at 21:24
Just post links and someone will change it for you. – dustin Aug 19 '13 at 21:25

Here is one solution using tcolorbox...


    \tcbox[enhanced,drop shadow,colback=white]{\Large 1,2,3,4}

The out put is.. enter image description here

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