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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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FaceTime 1.0

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Apple’s FaceTime beta is dead. Long live FaceTime 1.0! Apple’s video chat software for communicating between Macs and video-capable iOS devices has hit version 1.0 and entered the Mac App Store. FaceTime for Mac now supports HD video calls. Supported Intel-based Macs can receive HD video from HD-sending devices, and the newest MacBook Pros can send HD video from their new FaceTime cameras. Also new is the much-appreciated capability to edit and add FaceTime contacts without needing to launch Address Book. FaceTime is available for free with the new MacBook Pros, but costs everyone else 99¢. ($0.99 new, 16.8 MB)

 

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Comments about FaceTime 1.0

Greg C  2011-03-01 02:42
Not wanted if not free.
Glenn Fleishman  2011-03-01 03:51
Really? A buck deters you? A new feature in your operating system that wasn't promised and which allows you to do more than you can today?

A buck?

What if I gave you 99¢?
Dave Howell  2011-03-01 08:35
I ain't want nothin' if it ain't free. You kidding me? Shoot. I dine and dash, steal little kids' ice cream, pirate warez with the l33tz, whatever it takes.

I'm with Greg C... Cheap Bastards Unite!

Oh but I do like to buy dollar apps and then leave one star reviews because they're not free. Just to make a point. Or something.
I was dissuaded by the buck, sort of.

I downloaded and set up the beta, but never used it or found it very interesting. Nobody I'm interested in calling, really, who has compatible gear.

So for free I might download the 1.0 release to check it out and have it around in case something changes, but I can't see the point in spending the buck with no expectation I'll use the software.

Now, when someone buys my family a round of new iPhones all bets are off and it may be a dollar well spent. (We do all have iChat AV on our Macs, but never use that either. Or Skype for that matter. We're just boring.)
Glenn Fleishman  2011-03-01 19:19
It'll certainly be free in Lion!

I rarely use FaceTime or Skype video or what have you, but I really appreciate it when I have it.
I'll be sure to add you to my FaceTime contact list when we get that round of new iPhones! ;o)