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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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Trojan Horse Reward

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REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ARREST AND CONVICTION OF TROJAN HORSE AUTHOR

The MAUG Staff on CompuServe discovered an upload called CHINAT.CPT which, when we routinely examined the file, revealed itself to be a Trojan Horse program. The program, "Chinatalk," purports to be a female voice for Macintalk. But when run it will overwrite the directory of any hard disk it finds online, which is the same as choosing Erase Disk... from the Finder.

The file was never made public here, on ZiffNet/Mac or on any CompuServe Forum.

All sysops of private BBS services should be on the lookout for this file.

If anyone has information on the perpetrator of this Trojan Horse program please contact me - Neil Shapiro - via either email or phone at 516/735-6924.

On behalf of MAUG, I am personally posting a $500.00 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of this criminal. (Should more than one person supply identical information the reward will be to the first giving the information; or if two or more people give information which is both non-identical and necessary to catching the criminal the reward will be equally split between the parties.) Let's catch this pond scum and let's do it quickly!

Again: the file was NEVER made public here, on ZiffNet/Mac, or on any other CompuServe Forum. Thanks, -- Neil Shapiro (Chief Sysop, MAUG)

Information from:
Neil Shapiro -- 76703.401@compuserve.com

 

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