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 text. Art Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 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. > > > -- > Stuart Rogers > Technical Communicator > Phoenix Geophysics Limited > Toronto, ON, Canada > +1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 > > srogers phoenix-geophysics com > > "A man's screech should exceed his rasp, or what's a violin for?" > > --another Rogers Original > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >