So far, quite a bit of the inspiration for my posts have come from things I’ve learned recently while teaching.  This is one of those moments.  I was showing someone how cool multileaders are (if you aren’t using them, you should be) and he asked if you could set them up to mask linework under the text.  Well, I know you can set up a dimension style to have a background mask so I was pretty confident the same thing could be done for multileaders.  Well, after spending a considerable amount of time in the multileader style dialog box, I couldn’t find a way to do it.  As you can see in the following image, there isn’t a setting for background mask in any of the tabs of the multileader style dialog box.

I’m still surprised there is no setting there however, you can toggle them on for individual multileaders.  Simply select the multileader you want the background mask turned on for and go into it’s properties.  Under the text section, you’ll see an option to turn on the background mask.

Want to turn it on for all the multileaders in your drawing?  Well, you can use select similar or the qselect command to grab them all and then, in the properties, turn the background mask on for all of them simultaneously.

Do you find yourself turning this on and off for a lot of your multileaders?  Well, you can also add this property to your quick properties.

For more information on the quick properties, you can read this post HERE.