If I understand the original poster's process, importing a graphic with an insertion point in text creates an anchored frame. This is why the graphic flows with the text.
It shouldn't be necessary to group text lines or text frames with the graphic in the anchored frame, for the callouts to move with the anchored frame; the callouts just need to inside the anchored frame. The best way to assure that they are is to be sure that the mouse pointer is inside the boundary of the anchored frame when you drag the callout, then release the mouse. To select the text frame callout, press Ctrl when you point the mouse over the text frame; this changes the cursor to a graphic pointer. When the text frame is selected, you can release Ctrl and just drag the callout inside the anchored frame boundary. You can position the callouts within the anchored frame by dragging, or by selecting and using the arrow keys to move by one pixel per key press, or use Shift+arrow keys to move by five pixels. HTH Regards, Peter _______________________ Peter Gold KnowHow ProServices On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 3:44 PM, David Spreadbury <dspreadb at yahoo.com> wrote: > You select the graphic frame, then press Ctrl+A (Select All), then Graphics >> Group from the FrameMaker menu bar. Now everything is one piece. If you > need to change a callout, you will need to ungroup, edit, then regroup the > entities in the graphic frame. > > David Spreadbury > Sr. Technical Writer > > > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com > [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of > jdeland1 at comcast.net > Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2009 3:36 PM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: "Anchoring" Callout Text to a Figure > > OK, noob alert. What is the preferred way of creating text callouts so that > they are anchored to a figure, i.e., if the figure is moved down or up a few > lines, the callouts move with it? > > I import a graphic by reference. I create text in a text frame selected from > the Graphics Toolbar, and position it. I then add a line return above it, > and of course the graphic moves down but the callout stays "floating" in its > original position. > > FM 9 on XP Pro SP3