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On 2021-07-18 17:05, Steve Edmonds wrote:

Is it possible to set Writer callout text paragraph style (or default settings, if so where please.
This is to avoid having to change the font and left hand offset in every line callout one at a time.

When I first saw this question, I had no clue what you were asking (having never used callouts), so looked 
forward to an answer, to at least help understand the question.  When no answer came, I tried the LibreOffice 
7.1 Help on "callout" -- and found it unhelpful:

"Opens the Callouts toolbar from which you can insert graphics into your document."

But that leaves these problems:
(1) It's not clear WHAT "Opens the Callouts toolbar" [apparent bug in the Help], and IAC:
(2) As installed (that is, in the default configuration), View=>Toolbars shows *no* "Callouts 

As for (1): *WHAT* opens the Callouts toolbar?

As for (2): The lack of a toolbar, which is supposed to exist, led me to:
        View => Toolbars => Customize...
In the Toolbars tab, with <Scope:LibreOffice Writer>, the <Target> box shows "Callouts" among the 
possible tool bars, but gives no control (that I can see) for how to make it appear in the View=>Toolbars menu.

Further, after much searching, I found that the Drawing toolbar has these three apparently-relevant 
        <Category:Options>        "Callout Shapes"
        <Category:Drawing>        "Callouts"
        <Category:Drawing>        "Vertical Callouts"
(The command categories were found in a subsequent command search on "callout".)

But none of that gets any closer to /using/ these commands.  So, at the most basic level of use: 
How do you /invoke/ callouts? - via a Callouts toolbar or the Drawing toolbar? If you use a 
Callouts toolbar, how do you make it appear?


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