Drawing callouts

You can draw callout lines to point to and identify objects in a drawing. You can choose from a variety of line ends, including arrowheads and other symbols, to point to objects. Callouts can have one, two, or three line segments, or "legs," before the text. You can use several styles for the text.

Callout style

Example

Line

Callout

Side-bar

Box-bar

Callout

Circle

Callout style

Example

Box-balloon

Boxed circle

Triangle

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There are also several ways to enhance callouts. You can change the line width and color, and adjust the gap between the line and the text.

In addition to typing text, you can insert it from the Clipboard or from object properties, or you can add a value and increment it as you add more callouts.

You can also add a halo behind the leader lines. A halo is a mask behind the leader line that makes it easier to see when the line is on top of another object. Usually, the halo is the same color as the page.

Callouts are added as linked groups. You can break the callout apart if necessary.

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