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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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Photoshop Boosted for Power Mac G5s -- Adobe has released a free plug-in for Photoshop 7 that is sure to please graphics professionals using the Power Mac G5. The Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1 G5 Processor Plug-in update for Mac OS X optimizes Photoshop to take advantage of the PowerPC G5 processor, and also uses a new Adobe Color Engine component that's designed to work with the G5. The plug-in is a free 1.4 MB download.

<http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/ detail.jsp?ftpID=2132>

This release coincides with news that the Power Mac G5, which was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June, is now shipping in its single-processor configurations. According to Apple, dual-processor models are due to appear in late August. Since the introduction, Apple has received over 100,000 orders of the Power Mac G5, which features a 64-bit processor and significant speed increases over previous desktop Macs (see "Apple Announces 64-Bit Power Mac G5s" in TidBITS-685). [JLC]

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