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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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Airfoil 4.0.2

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Single-cell software company Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 4.0.2, an update to its utility for sending your Mac's audio to all sorts of devices. The new version includes a slew of bug fixes; chief among them are improved AppleScript support, better Instant On performance, better full-screen playback in Airfoil's Video Player, smoother network load performance, and fixes for several rare crashes. Also in the release are several new features, including a Deselect All Speakers menu item, support for Flash 10.2, and window state saving across sessions. ($25 new, free update, 11.1 MB)

 

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