Round beveled text

Is there easy way of having a rounded bevel on text… ie like so…

It was painful to model this on the text and when I added a bevel I got all sorts of bad geometry and had to rebuild it etc, like so…

so just wondering if there was an easy way I was missing?

Thanks in advance.

This is something you have to take into consideration when you start the project.

Throw me the blend file and i’ll see if there is a way to salvage it.