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How do I make the large gray boxes on my page that I have begun seeing in hubs?

  1. pstraubie48 profile image87
    pstraubie48posted 3 years ago

    How do I make the large gray boxes on my page that I have begun seeing in hubs?

    I have looked in editing tools and tried them but I am not doing something correctly. They are used in hubs to showcase a point or a quote usually.
    Please advise and thanks.

  2. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 3 years ago

    Hi ps, these grey boxes are in fact the "call out" feature. When you hover over the "insert capsule" in edit mode where you can select text, photo, Amazon, eBay out is the last choice in the menu.

    1. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is great information John I was also looking for that information. I can make then and scan them into a but it is a lot of trouble and time consuming.

    2. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Glad this helped you too Shyron.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi PS, yes, John is correct.  You can choose it to be a quote and it will place the quotations or you can just use it a big gray box to highlight something. I love them for quotes.  Shyron it is no trouble at all.

  3. Twilight Lawns profile image82
    Twilight Lawnsposted 3 years ago

    Patricia, I recently needed to use those grey boxes on one of my hubs, and went searching to find out how.
    I found a "sort of" explanation, which eventually helped me along the way, but I almost lost the will to live in reaching that goal.
    Yes, it's the "call out" feature, but how confusing, and why call it that?
    Good luck, and best wishes.
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Twilight Lawns, it is something that was adopted via the Squidoo transfer. It was a feature used
      there apparently and must have already had that name.

  4. Marie Flint profile image90
    Marie Flintposted 3 years ago

    After reading the comments, I may be wrong, but if you mean what I think you mean, you have to be in edit mode and the text you want to highlight has to be FLUSHED RIGHT. Once you have your text in "right position," three small boxes appear on the upper left of the template. You can choose white, gray, or blue. Click on the one you want and when you're done entering the quote or text, save it and it will appear highlighted in your hub.

    I hope I've helped!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, no, that is not to what she is referring, Marie.  It is a feature that HP adopted from Squidoo as John stated above. It is a new capsule called "call-out" which can be used for quotations or highlighting.

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