Authors can highlight a specific piece of information in a document or image by using callouts. Callouts can be plain geometric shapes with text inside of them or shapes with arrows or pointers showing where the information is relevant in the text or image. Using the Insert tab in Microsoft Word, you may make callouts.
Add a Callout That Is Already Designed.
In order to add a callout to a Word document, click the “Insert” tab and then “Shapes” under the Illustrations group. The bottom of the forms gallery contains pre-made callout shapes. To insert the shape into the page, click the desired callout, then drag it into your document. The shape can be resized using the sizing handles just like any other picture that you enter into the page. Then, type the text you want by clicking on the shape.
Create a callout
Click the “Insert” tab, then select “Shapes” under the Illustrations category to create your own callout shape. Choose any shape, then click and drag it onto the page to insert it. Reopen the shapes gallery and choose one of the lines to add a pointer to the shape. The arrow tip will be at the end of the line you make by clicking and dragging like you would for other forms if you choose an arrow. To point to a specific piece of information in the text, choose the arrow and move it. Right-click the shape and select “Add Text” to add text to it. By selecting “Format Shape” from the context menu when you right-click on a shape, you can access tools to alter the color of the shape, shape border, or text.