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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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Moneydance 2011

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Moneydance has released the 2011 edition of its personal finance management software for Mac OS X. Moneydance 2011 includes several new features, including the capability to import data directly from Quicken Essentials, a completely new interface for managing downloaded transactions, additional graphs and reports, multi-currency improvements, and enhanced report printing. A free trial is available from the company’s Web site for those who want to take the software for a test drive. ($50 new, free upgrade for Moneydance 2010 owners, $25 for older versions, 9.4 MB)

 

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Comments about Moneydance 2011
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Lorne Chapman  2011-06-07 09:59
I have Moneydance 2010 - registered. I downloaded MD 2011 and installed it. I am unable to register with the 2010 registration code. No information on how to register the upgrade.
The user guide is still the 2010 version - no reference to 2011. Looks like there's still work to do. I'll contact MD and see what happens.
I'm curious as to why TidBits hasn't written about iBank. There's an ad for it on your site as I type this, but a search turns up nothing.
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-06-24 09:32
Time, mostly, and the fact that writing about financial management software can be pretty involved. (And none of us are accountants.) But don't worry, we're looking into Quicken alternatives since things change in Lion.