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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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The Next Web Ponders iOS Device Rumors

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The iPhone 5, the iPad HD, a 3G iPod touch... who knows what we’ll see in the future. But if you want to have a sense of what’s being talked about on the rumor sites without the daily soap opera of tracking the latest rumors, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web has an interesting article that ends up discussing all the rumors about what might be coming down the pike from Apple. Remember, it’s merely rumor and speculation, but it can give you something to consider as you think about what you’d like to see in future iOS devices.favicon follow link

 

Comments about The Next Web Ponders iOS Device Rumors

JohnB (SciFiOne)   2011-07-19 09:07
Interesting. My temporary solution to the lack of features on the iPod Touch was to buy a 3Gs & then cancel the phone contract. Gave me everything but 3G which I don't need at the moment. Otherwise I would have bought the Touch. I use Tracfone for my phone service.