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It worked! Thanks to all who replied. Walter's procedure will do the job if
anyone has encountered similar problems. Thanks Walter and everyone.
Technical Writer, Editor, and Indexer
From: JonesW [mailto:JonesW -at- aurorabio -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 12:47 PM
Subject: RE: Callouts in Word 97
The AutoShape/callout in Word does work well, if you know how to use it.
1. Use the AutoShapes/callouts command and draw the type of callout you
2. Double-click your callout and format the Fill color to "No Fill".
3. In the Wrapping tab, for Wrapping style select "None".
4. In the Position tab you probably want to make sure you enable "Move
object with text"
5. Set desired preferences in the Text Box tab.
6. In the Text box tab, click the Format Callout button and set your desired
7. Click OK to exit from the Format Callout dialog.
8. Now right-click on your callout and select "Set AutoShapes Defaults".
From now on every time you draw that same AutoShape callout, it will have
I agree that setting this up is a bit much, but Word's callout feature works
very well and is HIGHLY customizable.
Aurora Biosciences, San Diego
jonesw -at- aurorabio -dot- com
From: Karen Field [mailto:kfield -at- STELLCOM -dot- com]
Has anyone figured out a good way to use callouts in Word 97?
kfield -at- stellcom -dot- com
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