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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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Eudora Internet Mail Server 2.0 Released

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Eudora Internet Mail Server 2.0 Released -- Qualcomm has released the final version of the $199 Eudora Internet Mail Server 2.0 (EIMS), which provides significant enhancements over the still-available free EIMS 1.2. Important improvements include the capability to handle multiple local domains, prevent spammers from relaying through your mail server, administer the server remotely, connect intermittently, and make user information available via Ph. For $299, you can purchase EIMS 2.0 plus five licenses for Eudora Pro. EIMS 2.0 requires a 68030 Mac or higher running System 7.1 or later with Open Transport 1.1.2 or later. A 60-day expiring demo version is also available as a 1.2 MB download. Overall, we've been impressed with EIMS 2.0 in our testing; however, Qualcomm's online purchases are available only in the U.S. and Canada right now and work through Software.net. Our one experience with Software.net's unlocking scheme and our subsequent interaction with customer service was terrible. Our advice: save all email relating to your order in case problems develop. [ACE]

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