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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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Information Electronics followed up on their recent announcement of a new SMTP mail gateway for Microsoft Mail with word that a limited-time evaluation version of the gateway is available for download, free of charge, from their support bulletin board. IE's FirstClass server can be reached at 607/868-3393. The demo software expires on 17-May-93.

Jeff Parker, Information Electronics -- jeff@support.ie.com

 

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