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Layout Text with Leader Line Arrows (Callout Box)

Question asked by pjordan@drcog.org on Sep 23, 2020
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2020 by pjordan@drcog.org

  I have some issue with text in a Layout when I activate the Leader Lines and create a dynamic arrow that follows the text when moved. 

 

ISSUE 1

First may be a tolerance bug in Pro.  Seems when I move the text in relation to where the leader line is pointing, it's usually fine except when I'm at 0, 90, 180, 270 degree angles.  There it sometimes doesn't center the leader line to the text, unless I shift it around a bit.  The issue with this is there is such a tiny angle tolerance before it changes the position of the leader line to the corners, making some text look awkward.  (see image: Issue 1 - Leaderlines Away From Text.jpg)

 

Is there away to control the buffer of the leader line to the center of the text at all or is this just something that I just have to kind of live with?

 

 

ISSUE 2

  When I have leader line arrow pointing to the text (I don't have a problem when the leader line arrow is pointing away as in the example above), is there away to control the buffer between the center of the text and the leader line?  Since I have an arrow, it gets way too close to the text.

 

  I can change the Position Offset X of the actual Arrow Shape Marker (in the Format Line Symbol for the leader line under the Callout section) and change it to 7pts in this example and it works, but if I change it any higher, the arrow itself moves too much onto the line Shape Marker making it look bad.

 

 

Summary

  The big question is there something I'm missing that I can somehow control how close the leader line can get to the text at all (I've tried changing the Placement Position as well for the Text thinking there might be a trick here, but no luck)?  I would think there was some anchoring parameter somewhere for the leader line in relation to the text, but I just can't seem to find anything...

 

Thanks

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