call out

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

thumb|Description callout panel in NeoOffice Writer Draw Toolbar. thumb|Description number in a callout box. In publishing, a call-out or callout is a short string of text connected by a line, arrow, or similar graphic to a feature of an illustration or technical drawing, and giving information about that feature. The term is also used to describe a short piece of text set in larger type than the rest of the page and intended to attract attention. A similar device in word processing is a special text box with or without a small “tail” that can be pointed to different locations on a document. In the utility industries, a callout is an instruction to report for emergency or special work at an unusual time or place.