How to use a single-cell table as a label
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March 16, 2022
Diagrams are a great way of visually explaining complex relationships and processes. And an important part of diagrams are the callout labels that add context to, or focus on, a particular part of the diagram.
But PowerPoint shapes aren’t very helpful. You could use speech bubbles; but their spikes can block out parts of the picture. Or there are various callout shapes; but their weird adjustable lines won’t snap to the text box and it’s impossible to keep them straight.
So here’s our go-to approach: a single-cell table.
We like them because:
And they are really easy to create:
Note: it’s also worth setting the cell margins to zero on the three sides that don’t have the border.
These labels work really well in charts as well.