There are two ways to insert text, one with a double click in which the text continues on with out any carriage returns and drawing a "text box" in which the text continues along with in the bound parameters of the box that you create.
Is there a way to create text box for a leader in this way before inserting it?
It also seems that when I inherit the properties of a "bound" leader and use it to draw another one the text box is lost and it becomes a long string of text.
If you pick up the parameters of a label, it should store the text settings exactly. This includes the Text Block Frame and the text within it. Try Alt/Opt clicking on a multiline label, then going to the Default Label Settings dialog. Under the Text panel, you should see the lines of text exactly as they were picked up, although you are able to change it here if you want.
It is a 'feature' that injecting from one label into another, won't transfer the actual text. Note also that the geometry is never transferred, not for any element.
That is what I wish it did, keep the text block frame. When I inherit the properties of a multiline label it does use the same text but the text block is eliminated and it goes to one line. Does this happen for you as well, or is there some default I have checked wrong?
And by muli-line I mean text that has been made multi-line by the text box, not by my own carriage returns.
I eye dropper a multi-line boxed leader and then draw it new and it is on one line.