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Hi Regina,

On 2021-07-23 20:30, Regina Henschel wrote:
Steve Edmonds schrieb am 18.07.2021 um 23:05:
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.

No, it is not possible. Using the legacy callouts or the custom shape callouts makes no difference. 
You get always a shape and in Writer neither for the shape itself nor for the text in the shape 
styles are possible. You can only use direct formatting in Writer.

Your distinction between legacy callouts and custom shape callouts implies that the basic idea has 
been around for some time, and special callout shapes were added later. Do you recall when it 
started, and at what point someone was moved to add custom shapes? In order to understand the issue 
(and any possible deficiencies) further, I would like to:
 (1) see the earliest Writer Guide and Help in which callouts are mentioned;
 (2) try to understand why special shapes were of more interest than style support;
 (3) try to understand the intended use of the "Callouts" toolbar, and why it has not been made 
 (4) try to understand when and why Vertical Callouts were added to the Drawing toolbar (but not 
made visible).

Kind regards,

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