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Styled Callout tool and enhanced text options


Ross Harris

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It's about time the callout tool, keynote legend and text were shown a bit of style love after markers got a makeover. It's a royal pain to have to have to keep changing settings to use these tools. It's worse if you want to add some visual flair with colour, bubble 'styles' with differing margins or boxed text. It's all painfully manual.

With the styled markers we need callouts and text need to able to have this functionality for consistant annotations across the drawing set.

Styles should:

- Text, fill, leader line and bubble should be able to be independently styled

- Margins per style

- Text style per style

- Set radius of rounded rectangle

- Class assignment as part of style

Style the Keynote legend -

- Allow bubble options as per callout tool and ability to set radius of rounded rectangle.

- Style fill

- style text styles for title and body texts.

Text Styles should include - 

- Bubble stylings as per above with fill.

- Its been asked many times over the years - rich text with better formatting options, bullet points... heck even Revit got rich text as a 'major enhancement ' a couple of years back..

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Edited by Ross Harris
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Agreed. Note that in the meantime you can employ the Eyedropper tool to pick up and place attributes from one Callout to another (make sure "Plug-in parameters" is checked). However, this doesn't let you pick and choose specific attributes the way Style-based objects do. Updating Callouts to be Style-based would be a nice improvement, along with bringing them up to speed in other ways such as the ability to have character Tracking.

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