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Hi John,

John Kaufmann schrieb am 25.07.2021 um 15:49:
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?

The legacy callouts are a kind of text box. They exists from the beginning in StarOffice. Custom shapes are introduced in 2.0. They are part of the change from OpenOffice XML to ODF 1.0.

 In order to
understand the issue (and any possible deficiencies) further, I would like to:  (4) try to understand when and why Vertical Callouts were added to the Drawing toolbar (but not made visible).

They are visible, if you have enabled support for East Asian languages in Tools > Options > Language Settings > Languages > Asian.

Kind regards

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