I have QGIS 3.16.3. According to the QGIS documentation in label-callouts setting is option anchor point. However I don´t have this option (picture below). Where is the problem?

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  • What about the last entry, at the bottom of your screenshot?
    – Babel
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 10:34
  • it is label anchor point, not anchor point.
    – pazelvak
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 10:38
  • What kind of anchor point are you refering to? You refer to qgis documentation: can you post a link to it?
    – Babel
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 10:43
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    This is only available for Polygon layers!
    – geozelot
    Commented Jun 2, 2021 at 10:44

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As mentioned by @geozelot, this functionality is available only for polygon layers. You can use this for a workaround: create an extremely small buffer around your line and set the label there. You can than set the symbology of the buffer layer to No Symbology to keep only the label:

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