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CalloutFormat.DropType Property (Publisher)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 8/24/2017
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Returns an MsoCalloutDropType constant indicating where the callout line attaches to the callout text box. Read-only.


expression. DropType

_expression_A variable that represents a CalloutFormat object.

Return Value



The DropType property value can be one of the ** MsoCalloutDropType** constants declared in the Microsoft Office type library.

If the callout drop type is msoCalloutDropCustom, the values of the Drop and AutoAttach properties and the relative positions of the callout text box and callout line origin (where the callout points) are used to determine where the callout line attaches to the text box.

Use the PresetDrop method to set the value of this property.


This example replaces the custom drop for the first shape in the active publication with one of two preset drops, depending on whether the custom drop value is greater than or less than half the height of the callout text box. For the example to work, the shape must be a callout.

With ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(1).Callout 
 If .DropType = msoCalloutDropCustom Then 
 If .Drop < .Parent.Height / 2 Then 
 .PresetDrop DropType:=msoCalloutDropTop 
 .PresetDrop DropType:=msoCalloutDropBottom 
 End If 
 End If 
End With 
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