How to modify/create the shape of callout text?

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05-08-2013 11:29 AM
WinnieLau
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I want to use a callout text on my map but the callout background has only 2 options:  rectangular or rounded rectangular.  I want some other shapes such as oval.  How can I create a new callout with oval shape?

Any inputs are welcome!
Thanks!

Winnie
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RobertBorchert
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For call out those are the two options. You can change the leader tolerance and the margin around it text.

IF you just want to use a different symbol you can use a symbol but not with the call out balloon


I want to use a callout text on my map but the callout background has only 2 options:  rectangular or rounded rectangular.  I want some other shapes such as oval.  How can I create a new callout with oval shape?

Any inputs are welcome!
Thanks!

Winnie
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WinnieLau
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Is there any scripts (Python) available handy to create/modify the callout shape?

Thanks!
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WilliamMortimer
New Contributor III
There are actually 4 types of call-outs. (Balloon, Line, Marker text, and Simple Line).
You get to these via the following:
Add your default call-out.
Select it. Then:
Properties > Change Symbol > Properties.
You should be in the 'editor' dialog box now.
Click the 'advanced text' tab > Then Properties tab (of Text background).

After that you have the Callout type & properties... use the drop down at the top to select what ever you need.
To get an oval shape I would create an oval shape using a marker symbol . Then select it via the marker text 'symbol' option.

Hope this helps.
William.