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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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Mac OS X 10.6.7

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Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.7 to fix a variety of bugs in Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server. Most notably, it’s aimed at improving the reliability of Back to My Mac, resolving problems with transferring files to certain SMB servers, and addressing various minor Mac App Store bugs. If you’ve missed earlier updates to Mac OS X 10.6, they’re included as well, along with Safari 5.0.4 and the latest raw image compatibility updates.

Also included are security fixes for numerous system components, including AirPort, Apache, AppleScript, bzip2, Carbon, ClamAV, font handling, HFS, image handling, Installer, Kerberos, the kernel, Mailman, PHP, Quick Look, QuickTime, Ruby, Samba, Subversion, and Terminal.

Finally, a number of highly specific bugs are also fixed, including a window resizing issue with X-Plane 9 on Macs with ATI graphics, improved brightness on external displays and projectors, problems opening afp:// URLs, and more. See Apple’s release notes for the full list.

As usual, Mac OS X 10.6.7 comes in a variety of forms, including one specific to the recently released MacBook Pro. They include:

It’s probably most important to install this update for the security fixes, unless you’ve been troubled by one of the now-fixed bugs. That said, it may be worth waiting briefly to make sure the update doesn’t cause additional problems.

 

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Comments about Mac OS X 10.6.7

Wandering Willy  2011-03-24 17:16
My first attempt to upgrade to 10.6.7 was not entirely successful. These notes may assist others who, like me, don't keep a "standard" system. Specifically I have iCal, Address Book and Mail on a second partition, not the same one as the system is installed on. This upgrade installs new versions of these three apps IN THE SYSTEM APPLICATIONS folder only, and furthermore what it installs seems to be only the modifications, not the complete apps, they won't run. What I had to do was move the earlier versions of those three apps to the System/Applications folder and re-run the upgrade. And then move the upgraded apps back to where I wanted them. So far they seem to be running flawlessly. So if you've had problems with this upgrade, consider if this might be the cause. (By SYSTEM I mean the partition or volume that MacOS X is installed on.)
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-03-27 15:57
Note that we're seeing reports of font rendering problems introduced in Mac OS X 10.6.7; see this article for more information.

http://tidbits.com/article/12078
Kurt J Meyer  2011-03-28 22:37
Since I updated my MBP 13" (Mid 2009) to Mac OS X 10.6.7, the internal SD card reader has stopped working. PRAM reset, maintenance and re-applying the 10.6.7 Combo Update did not change that. I sent a bug report via iPhoto's feedback option.