Extensis Releases Suitcase 10.1.3 -- Less than a week after the formal release of Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Extensis has brought its Suitcase font-management software up to par with an updater (see "A Quick Trip With Suitcase 10" in TidBITS-627). Fixed in this release is a Jaguar bug where, once Classic was started up, Suitcase would become sluggish and refuse to quit. The Suitcase 10.1.3 updater is a 2.9 MB download, and is free to users of Suitcase 10.0 or later. [MAN]
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.
- A Quick Trip with Suitcase 10 (22 Apr 02)