I would like to make simple line callout annotation that is not feature-linked but remains functional when it is manually moved, i.e. the anchor point remains on the feature while the text moves. I have tried making graphic text elements with simple line callouts and loading them into an annotation feature; however, the text box and leader line are combined into a static graphic when loaded into annotation. The leader line is no longer functional; the anchor point doesn't stay anchored. How might I do this programmatically in ArcObjects? Will this only work if I automatically generate annotation from the feature class I wish to annotate?
Any answers or insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, all.