I am trying to figure out how to circle a number in the Canvas Math Editor. Does anyone know of a way to do this? (I've tried using the code "\textcircled" in the Advanced view, but it doesn't seem to recognize that code.) Thanks!

I am trying to figure out how to circle a number in the Canvas Math Editor. Does anyone know of a way to do this? (I've tried using the code "\textcircled" in the Advanced view, but it doesn't seem to recognize that code.) Thanks!

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\textcircled is for when you're in text mode, but the equation editor puts you into math mode. Forcing textmode \text{\textcircled{2}} doesn't work either.

One way to accomplish this is to draw a circle and a figure on top of each other. \bigcirc draws a circle and \rlap allows you to overlap values.

You'll need to go into advanced edit mode to do this

\rlap\bigcirc~2

The ~ is for a space so that the 2 is mostly centered inside the circle. You may want to consider some of the other spaces that are available.

You can also do something use \hspace to set the spacing, but it would be very dependent upon what you put inside the circle. You may want to use \large to make the circle bigger.

{\large\rlap\bigcirc}{\hspace{0.35em}2}

Here is what those look like in Canvas. The first one is the simpler version, the second row is the one where I made the circle larger.

Tikz, which would be an awesome way to do this and much more, isn't supported within the equation editor.

Catherine Tracy Stultz,

\textcircled is for when you're in text mode, but the equation editor puts you into math mode. Forcing textmode \text{\textcircled{2}} doesn't work either.

One way to accomplish this is to draw a circle and a figure on top of each other. \bigcirc draws a circle and \rlap allows you to overlap values.

You'll need to go into advanced edit mode to do this

The ~ is for a space so that the 2 is mostly centered inside the circle. You may want to consider some of the other spaces that are available.

You can also do something use \hspace to set the spacing, but it would be very dependent upon what you put inside the circle. You may want to use \large to make the circle bigger.

Here is what those look like in Canvas. The first one is the simpler version, the second row is the one where I made the circle larger.

Tikz, which would be an awesome way to do this and much more, isn't supported within the equation editor.