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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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Apple Posts Highest Ever First Quarter Profit

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Apple Posts Highest Ever First Quarter Profit -- Fresh on the heels of its Macworld Expo product announcements, Apple released its first quarter results for fiscal year 2005, with CEO Steve Jobs boasting the "highest quarterly revenue and net income in Apple's history." The quarter ending 25-Dec-04 gave the company a net profit of $295 million, compared to a net profit of $63 million in the first quarter a year ago. Revenue was $3.49 billion, up 74 percent, and gross margin was 28.5 percent, up from 26.7 percent, from the year-ago quarter.

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In the first quarter, Apple shipped 1,046,000 Macintosh computers and 4,580,000 iPods, representing an impressive 26 percent increase in CPUs and a stunning 525 percent increase in iPods over the same quarter a year ago, which includes the traditional holiday shopping period running from late November until Christmas. The company has now sold over 10 million iPods. [MHA]

 

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