How do I make a callout with multiple pointers?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Powerpoint' started by Guest, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am using PowerPoint 2003 (11.6564.6568) SP2. I want to create a callout
    box that has "arrows" pointing to each of 3 different locations on the slide.
    The purpose is to insert explanatory text about a particular task that I
    want to show. I can only find ways to create a single-pointer callout.

    Please help - Thank you.
    Guest, Sep 18, 2006
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  2. Hi Jay,

    What I've always done in this situation, is to create a group of callouts,
    stacked on top of each other. Only the body of the top callout shows, but
    the pointers of the other callouts extend beyond the body of the callout to
    point to different location. If you're really particular, you can even
    create small borderless boxes of the same color, to remove the portion of
    the border from the top callout at the various points from where the lower
    callout pointers extend.

    It's a kludge, but it does the job. If there's a better way to do this, I've
    never seen it, but I'll certainly be interested in hearing any better

    Hope this helps,

    - Joe Geretz -
    Joseph Geretz, Sep 19, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    You could also create a single text box containing your text, and then draw
    seperate arrows from the text box to the appropriate location on the slide

    Guest, Sep 19, 2006
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    You can easily draw custom callouts using the freeform tool in autoshapes >
    Then add a text box and group


    Did that answer the question / help?
    John Wilson
    Microsoft Certified Office Specialist
    Guest, Sep 19, 2006
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