A Text Callout is a text box that has an arrow attached to help call out specific areas of the document.
Whether it is an area of a drawing or plan that needs addressing or a section of a contract that needs to be updated, the Text Callout tool is your go-to tool for bringing attention to it and giving context to it. We have built this tool as part of our subscriber toolset for our professional users.
Inserting a Text Callout
To insert a text callout:
- Go to the toolbar
- Select the color and opacity of the text within the text box (this will also choose the color of the text box border)
- Select the size of the font
- Choose the fill for the text box (if you do not want a fill, set the opacity to 0%)
- Click and drag on the document to draw the Text Callout
Editing the text
Sometimes we make some mistakes when inserting text in a Callout and we need to edit those mistakes. You can do this a few ways in Drawboard PDF.
When using the Callout tool
When you have the Callout tool selected all you need to do is click once, on the text you wish to edit, and the Callout text box will be placed in edit mode, where you can edit and update your text.
When using the select tool
If you are using the pan or select tool, you can double click on the Callout textbox and it will be placed in edit mode.
If you click once it will bring up a context menu, which has an edit text button on it. This will allow you to edit the inserted text.
If you have entered your text and you realize it is too small or the color is wrong, use the select tool to select the text This will bring up a menu where you can select the "edit properties" button, and you can edit the color and size of the text.