David Spreadbury wrote: > Not to beat this horse much further into the ground, but why would I place > a callout to an item in a graphic outside the frame containing the graphic? > > Obviously, if I place the callout outside the frame containing the > illustration, there is not binding of the callouts and the illustration. If > I place the callouts inside the graphic frame containing the illustration I > can then bind them together as one object, after grouping. Then I don't > care what happens outside the graphic frame, everything in the frame stays > together.
The OP _did_ preface the question with "noob alert." Someone not familiar with FM may not realize that FM automatically created an anchored frame to hold the imported graphic, or the difference between an anchored frame and a frame simply sitting on the page (especially if that person works with View > Borders and View > Symbols turned off). So, jdeland1, you may want to take a look at the info about anchored frames in the help/manual. An anchored frame can contain many things -- multiple imported graphics, FM graphics, text lines, text frames. The anchored frame moves with the pgf in which it's anchored (well, that depends on its anchoring position...), but all its contents remain in the relative positions in which you put them. So you simply need to resize the anchored frame containing the imported graphic to make room for the callout, and then put the text frame containing the callout into the anchored frame. HTH! Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------