Adding callouts to objects

Word 2016
A callout is a type of text box that also includes a line for pointing to any location on the document. A callout is helpful when you need to identify and to explain parts of a picture.

To insert a callout, follow these steps:

   1.   On the Insert tab, in the Illustrations group, click the Shapes button:

Shapes in Word for Microsoft 365

   2.   In the list of Shapes, select the style of callout that you want to use:

Callouts in Word 365

   3.   Move the crosshair to where you want the callout to point.

   4.   Click and hold the mouse button, and then drag to where you want to place the callout text.

   5.   Release the mouse button.

   6.   Type the callout text.

Once you've created a callout, you can format it in the same way you format a text box.

To create additional options for callouts, choose the Format Shape... from the popup menu:

popup in Word 365

On the Format Shape pane, click the Text Options:

Format Shape in Word 365

See also this tip in French: Comment ajouter des bulles et légendes aux objets.

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