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A way to do this which will work for any shape that your callout frame might be is to grab the blue square of the callout box (which is to the right of the top handle of the frame) and option drag it to the last character in the paragraph that is to precede the callout box. When you do so the following dialog box will pop up:
You can leave all the settings in here as they default and click on OK. This will leave the frame in the exact position as it already is but if you add or subtract text from the paragraph above it the callout box will move accordingly. If you want to add text after the callout (or if text already exists) select the callout box and apply text wrap to it.
If the callout box is actually made up of a separate background and text frame make sure that you group them before doing the above. Keep in mind that this method allows you to easily add a stroke and/or an effect to your callouts.
I had not explored that option yet. Interesting. Thanks for the tip!
Ah, very good! I did a quick test and it looks like this will help a much more broad form of callout. I, for some reason, never noticed that you could drag an anchor of an external box to the inside of another box as an achor. I guess I was trying to go through the tools or build it within and drag outside--that or this is a new feature of the past few years. Hard to delineate things from earlier years and my lack of keeping up with the Jones from time to time!