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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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Tonya Engst on Web Site Upgrades, Ebook Publishing, and New Hardware Choices

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Before leaving on vacation, Tonya Engst spoke with Chuck Joiner of MacVoicesTV about a variety of topics, including the need for Web site redesigns, how Web site design differs from ebook design, how our current publishing process works, and the new Apple hardware she’s using to make it all happen.Generic Globefollow link

 

Comments about Tonya Engst on Web Site Upgrades, Ebook Publishing, and New Hardware Choices

robert blunt  2012-09-10 06:56
just got done watching you on the podcast it was very nice.. My question is are there any plan to do an update to the app Bookle with some more features? thank you
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-09-10 06:57
Yes, Bookle development has been on hold for a bit because Peter Lewis found himself with nowhere near enough time to keep up, so I'm talking with other developers.