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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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Sprint Imposes Mobile Hotspot Data Limit

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Sprint will start limiting mobile hotspot use, when a phone is turned into a Wi-Fi gateway, to 5 GB for both current and new subscribers starting 2 October 2011. Additional gigabytes cost $50 each, billed by the megabyte. Sprint is the last U.S. carrier to offer true unlimited 3G service, which remains available for on-phone data usage — for now!favicon follow link

 

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Jeffrey Hellman  2011-09-29 23:35
Didn't Sprint announce that they would not be capping data? That was a bogus report I believe.
Glenn Fleishman  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-09-30 01:48
As noted in the brief above (and linked article), Sprint is retaining unlimited on-phone data. It is also apparently not limiting higher-priced enterprise accounts. However, the company has confirmed the mobile hotspot cap.