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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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Firefox 3.5.8

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Despite the fact that Firefox 3.6 is available, those who haven't yet upgraded should pay attention to the just-released Firefox 3.5.8, which addresses a handful of critical security vulnerabilities, all of which could lead to memory corruption and the running of arbitrary code. These issues include several JavaScript-related crashing bugs, a vulnerability that existed in the way Firefox's Web Workers handled various data types when processing posted messages, and a problem with how the HTML parser freed used memory. Detailed information regarding the update's security content is available on Mozilla's Web site. (Free, 19 MB)

 

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Comments about Firefox 3.5.8

Click on link but goes to version 3.6. Does this mean Intel only?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-02-23 07:53
Not sure what you're seeing, but both of the above links are to 3.5.8 - the first one to the Older Versions page, and the second one to the release notes.
edward  2010-03-03 06:40
I've been having problems using the new Firefox versions with URL Manager Pro. The Apple events in Firefox need to be fixed apparently; it is very inconvenient.
Herudae  2010-03-11 04:21
since i updated to 3.5.8 i have problem with History, rss, youtube and the addon "Too Many Tabs"