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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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InterCon Releases TCP/Connect II 2.2

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InterCon Releases TCP/Connect II 2.2 -- InterCon Systems announced last week it's currently shipping version 2.2 of its TCP/Connect II integrated Internet connectivity software (see TidBITS-276). This version features numerous bug fixes and enhancements (particularly to its Web client), along with clickable URLs in mail messages and better handling of automatic file transfers. Registered users should contact InterCon for upgrade options and information. Demo versions of TCP/Connect II 2.2 are available online as well (about 4 MB). [GD]

InterCon Systems -- 800/468-7266 -- 703/709-5500 -- <sales@intercon.com>

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