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CAD tip CAD tip # 7754:

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Globally switch MText masks on/off.

A - answer If you need to globally switch standard text masks for selected MText objects on or off (or toggle), you can use the LISP utility TMaskOnOff. You can download it from

Load the LSP file with APPLOAD and run the command TMASKON, TMASKOFF or TMASKONOFF.

NB: for standard masks you cannot use the TEXTMASK and TEXTUNMASK commands

If you want to switch off (disable) the background fill for Texts, Leaders and Dimensions, you can use the UnMask utility - see

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See also:
Tip 11289:Adding, multiplying and rounding numbers inside DWG drawing texts - NumInText.
Tip 7249:How to select all drawing entities containing a given text?
Tip 6433:Force layer for selected commands (objects) - FLay.
Tip 5854:Text background masks printed in black.
Tip 3664:How to get rid of lines going through drawing texts?

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