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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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GraphicConverter 7.4

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Lemkesoft has released GraphicConverter 7.4, a new version of its graphic conversion and editing utility that comes with a number of new features. These include support for several new formats, like JPS, PNS, and MPO, with a particular focus on 3D graphics. The new version also adds conversion options, and many image browsing and manipulation functions. Several existing features have also received minor improvements; these include color profiles, file management, some export tasks, and much more. A number of bug fixes round out the update. ($39.95 new, free update, 100 MB, release notes)

 

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