Adding Callouts to Objects

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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 Shapes:

Illustrations in Word 2010

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

Callouts in Word 2010

   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 popup menu:

popup in Word 2010

In the Format Shape dialog box click the Text Box tab:

Format Shape in Word 2010

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