Offset leader anchor point to point symbol perimeter?

Discussion created by eggdig on Nov 11, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 6, 2014 by justcheckin
(using ArcMap 10.0)

I want to offset leader line anchor points to the point symbol perimeter (rather than the point itself).  Is it possible to do this without converting to annotation?  I have to use point symbols that have letters in the interior and the leader lines interfere with their legibility.  Setting an offset in the leader line's symbol properties will move the leader along only one axis, which seems to be tied to the label text rather than the point/symbol itself, so it's not useful. 

I have over 50 individual maps to produce & would much rather do this in dynamic labelling than converting each map's labels to annotation and adjusting each leader line's anchor point!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.