I'd like to use callout/balloon labels for a vector layer in my GIS using QGIS 2.0. The only way I can see to do this is to position an ordinary label where I want it and then draw an empty text annotation box behind the label. I've tried using an HTML annotation but I can't work our how to link to a feature attribute using HTML - I understand that I could use [% "attribute name" %] in the label (this results in a blank label), but how do I include the layer name in the html?
I'd really appreciate some help. My apologies if my question isn't clear - I'd be more than happy to provide further details if necessary.