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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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Snapz Pro X 2.2.3

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Snapz Pro X, the popular screenshot and video capture utility from Ambrosia Software, has been upgraded to version 2.2.3. The update addresses two crashing bugs. One, limited to newer MacBooks, occurred during object selection, and the other occurred for folks using mirrored monitors while attempting to make captures. The updated version of the software also automatically stops capturing video before the movie fills up your hard drive. ($69 new, free update, 10.8 MB)

 

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Mike H  2010-07-29 14:22
What makes this a "quiet" upgrade? Did they have ninjas post the announcement to their news page?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-07-29 14:35
Heh. I saw the announcement only via the application's update mechanism, went to the product page, and couldn't find any other release notes. And when I did a Google search for "Snapz Pro X release notes" I got some very old news items. Apparently, just clicking the News tab never occurred to me, so I thought it was a "quiet" upgrade. :-) Now fixed.