I think Stuart's method is the way to go; only thing I do differently
is use letters in the graphic.

This also saves time by eliminating having to alter the graphic or the
frame contentswhen something changes -- all the changes are in the


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On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Stuart Rogers
<srogers at phoenix-geophysics.com> wrote:
> Nancy Allison wrote:
>> I am working on a document that currently has both paragraph tags for
>> callouts, and character tags.
>> I can create callouts either by:
>> --Creating a text box in the figure, entering text, and formatting it
>> with a callout paragraph tag. I prefer this. Makes it easy to widen or
>> narrow the callout text.
>> --Using the Text tool to enter text, and formatting it with a character
>> tag. If the text needs to be expanded or edited, all repositioning of
>> text must be done manually. A pain.
>> However, I could be missing something. How do you create your callouts,
>> and why?
> I used to use text boxes with single-cell tables containing para-tagged
> text, for ease of borders/shading/spacing, fonts, etc.  But now that I
> am writing with translation/localization in mind, I put only consecutive
> numbers in those table cells and put the explanatory text below the
> figure in a separate table or caption.  The translated text can grow or
> shrink as much as necessary without messing up the callouts.
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