DealBITS Drawing: disclabel Winners -- Congratulations to Al Guild of mac.com, Michael J. Amato of comcast.net, and Miguel Angel Vazquez of macmail.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing, and who will each be receiving a copy of SmileOnMyMac's disclabel 2.1. Don't despair if we didn't pick your entry, since SmileOnMyMac is offering a special $5 discount on disclabel only for TidBITS readers, bringing the price from $29.95 down to $24.95. The discount is good through 22-Jul-04 via the second link below. Thanks to the 617 people who entered, and keep an eye out for future DealBITS drawings! [ACE]
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.
- DealBITS Drawing: disclabel from SmileOnMyMac (05 Jul 04)