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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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Apple Cuts Prices on Consumer Macs

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Apple Cuts Prices on Consumer Macs -- Apple announced Friday it was cutting prices on a series of Performa and Power Macintosh models (including two DOS Compatible models) in an effort to target holiday shoppers and year-end purchasers. Though final prices are set by dealers, these are Apple's new estimated street prices with the percent change: [GD]

 Machine                    Configuration   Old Price   New Price   Change
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 Macintosh Performa 640CD   12/500/DOS/15"    $1,999      $1,499     25.0%
    DOS Compatible
 Macintosh Performa 5215     8/1G/4xCD/15"    $2,199      $1,999      9.1%
 Power Macintosh 6100/66    16/500/2xCD/DOS   $2,299      $1,999     13.0%
    DOS Compatible
 Power Macintosh 7100/80     8/700/2xCD       $1,799      $1,499     16.7%
 Power Macintosh 7200/75     8/500/4xCD       $1,699      $1,549      8.8%
 Power Macintosh 7200/90     8/500/4xCD       $1,899      $1,699     10.5%

 

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