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Find Text Leading from Acrobat PDF

Ever have to recreate a document from an Acrobat PDF? You can find out most everything about the text by using the Object Inspector, except the leading. Well, here's a cheesy way to figure it out. Open the PDF in Illustrator (you just need one page). Release any and all clipping masks. Draw a guide at the baseline of the first line of text, and one on the line below. Now, Option-drag the first line to make a copy, and position it exactly next to the original first line at baseline. Then put a return anywhere in the copied line. Now adjust leading of the copied lines, so that the second line of copy rests on the baseline of the second line of the original. Now you know your leading.

Or you could buy expensive software to find the leading. Your choice.

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AT&T Plans To Curtail Heavy iPhone Data Users

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Expanding vaguely on previous threats, AT&T's head says that the firm will offer "incentives" to have heavy users reduce their usage. Incentives is 1984-speak for penalties.favicon follow link

 

Comments about AT&T Plans To Curtail Heavy iPhone Data Users

Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-12-10 13:44
I don't mind too much when companies try to reduce abusive usage, but what bugs me is that people who are on the other end of the spectrum - very light usage - always overpay, regardless of their light usage.

I barely use any minutes on my iPhone's plan - I have nearly 3500 rollover minutes stored up in a year of owning an iPhone, and yet I don't see AT&T offering me any "incentives" for being so nice as to not overload their network.
Glenn Fleishman  2009-12-10 13:56
Same thing is aggravating with bandwidth caps. I actually don't mind that Comcast has a 250 GB monthly cap, but I think they should also roll over some percentage (maybe half) of my unused GB each month for 6 to 12 months as a courtesy.
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Glenn Fleishman  2009-12-28 12:10
I see the problem. It's an AP story that was linked at the New York Times, which expires AP links. Since this is just a link and an old story, we will leave it standing.