The Callout Rounded Rectangle Tool provides a quick way of creating a callout or speech bubble in your design.
The Callout Rounded Rectangle Tool has several options on the shape and on the context toolbar to enable the size, shape and position of the tail, the radius of the corners (including the ability to edit each corner separately) and the depth of the callout rectangle to be controlled.
The following settings can be adjusted from the context toolbar:
Fill—click the colour swatch to display a pop-up panel to update fill colour.
Stroke—click the colour swatch to display a pop-up panel to update stroke colour.
Stroke properties—set the stroke style, width, joins, cap ends, order and arrowhead settings via a pop-up panel.
Presets—click to display a pop-up panel from which you may select an existing preset (if any are available) or create a new preset.
Single radius—when selected (default), allows you to modify all four corners simultaneously by setting one radius. If this option is off, you can set each corner radius individually to create independent rounded (fillet) corners.
Absolute sizes—by default, the corner radius is specified as a percentage of the object and scales as the object is resized. When selected, this option allows you to specify the corner radius in units. If the object is resized, the corner radius remains the same instead of scaling with the object.
Radius—sets the radius of the rectangle's rounded corners.
Tail height—controls the height of the shape's protrusion relative to the height of the shape.
Tail end position—controls the position of the point of the protrusion from left (0%) to right (100%), with 50% representing a central point.
Tail position—controls the position of the protrusion along the base of the shape from left (0%) to right (100%), with 50% representing a central point.
Tail width—controls the width of the protrusion along the base of the shape.
Enable Transform Origin—displays a movable transform origin about which the shape can be rotated.
Hide Selection while Dragging—when selected, the object's selection box is temporarily hidden when transforming the object. If this option is off, the selection box remains visible during transformation. The selected behaviour persists across all objects unless it is manually switched.
Show Alignment Handles—when selected, displays alignment handles at the centre and edges of the selected object. Hovering over these handles displays a floating guideline across the page. You can drag the handles to position the centre or edges of the selected object in line with this guide.
Transform Objects Separately—when selected, where multiple objects are selected, they can be be resized, rotated and sheared independently of each other instead of transforming the bounding box.
Cycle Selection Box—after reshaping, rotating, or shearing the object, this option toggles the selection box between a Base box (honours the transform), Regular bounds (ignores transform) or Planar bounds (fitting to an isometric grid if active).
Convert to Curves—converts the selected object into a series of connected lines and nodes.