Creating a line with circle at end in which to add a number

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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Hi - I am a basic user of InDesign (in the UK - PC user).  I need to create a line pointing at a specific part of an image and with a circle on the outer end in which to put a number - 1, 2,3 and so on. Please can anyone help me with step by step instructions? Thank you in advance

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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1) mit dem Linienwerkzeug eine Linie erstellen

2) mit dem Textwerkzeug ein Textfeld aufziehen und deine Zahl tippen, Feld und Text einfärben wie gewünscht

3) Textfeld auswählen und unter Objekt > Form konvertieren in einer Ellipse konvertieren, der Ellipse im Transformier-Feld dann dein gewünschtes Maß geben z.B. 10x10 mm 

4) Textrahmenoptionen aufrufen, zentriert stellen und Abstand zum Rand definieren

5) Linie zum Kreis mit der Zahl drin wie gewünscht positionieren, z.B. zentriert und rechts- oder linksbündig

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May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022

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I use this type of label often in instructions on screenshots to guide users for use of software or online apps.

I use the steps mentionned but I usually

  • draw a text frame on top of the circle as often, the number has to be quite small. The circle will not allow the text/number to be close to the edge of the circle. Ctrl+B to center text vertically > middle and ignore Text-Wrap so it is not affected by other parts of the design on the page.
  • I group it all, so when I move the group with the Alt key down on the keyboard, I make easy duplicates
  • I use a paragraph style to change the font/size/colour... properties of all of the labels at ones
  • I use a Object Style to control a drop-down shadow or common elements of the group or just the circle
  • I also drop the group in my library so I can recycle my design as oftewn as I need

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