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.
The big news this week is of course Steve Jobs’s resignation from the CEO position at Apple. We cover all the basics, and go beyond them with two additional articles. First, Jeff Carlson has composed The Steve Jobs Resignation FAQ, with short answers to questions that those not involved with Apple might ask after seeing clueless mainstream coverage. Second, as the Web has flooded with remembrances, tributes, and speculations evoked by Jobs’s announcement, we’ve compiled a list of those that caught our attention. As we keep learning more about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, we’re continuing to share our discoveries — Adam explains how to fax in Lion, and Glenn Fleishman looks at two tremendously useful new features in Lion’s Screen Sharing. In other news, we’re pleased to publish Glenn’s “Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network, Second Edition,” which is an essential resource for anyone working with wireless networking on the Mac. We also welcome a new sponsor — the video tutorial company Noteboom Productions — and announce the winners of last week’s DealBITS drawing for the iTunes library syncing tool SuperSync (along with a 20-percent-discount offer). Notable software releases this week include DragThing 5.9.7, iTunes 10.4.1, Evernote 3.0, Mellel 2.9, and Typinator 4.5.
The surprise news that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO of Apple doesn’t change the company’s approach or future. But it’s still the end of a remarkable era guided by a singular vision.Show full article
Looking for answers to the inevitable questions from friends, family members, and colleagues about what Steve Jobs’s resignation actually means? Here’s our hopefully level-headed take on the situation.Show full article
The day after an era ended with the resignation of Steve Jobs, the Web is awash in remembrances of his career and speculations about the future of Apple.Show full article
Wi-Fi expert Glenn Fleishman has updated his “Take Control of Your 802.11n AirPort Network” with Lion-based steps and tips, and all the information you need to set up a fast and secure 802.11n AirPort network.Show full article
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Noteboom Productions, makers of video tutorials for the Mac and iPad!Show full article
See who won copies of SuperSync 4.1 in last week’s DealBITS drawing, and if you’re not among them, read on to save 20 percent on SuperSync’s iTunes library synchronization software. Show full article
Although Apple has deprecated faxing in Lion, it is still possible to send and receive faxes in Lion, with the right hardware and software.Show full article
Two new screen-sharing features in Lion let you work on remote systems with ever greater efficacy: using full-screen mode to give remote Macs their own desktop spaces and sharing the “screen” of an account on a remote Mac that isn’t the currently active account.Show full article
Notable software releases this week include DragThing 5.9.7, iTunes 10.4.1, Evernote 3.0, Mellel 2.9, and Typinator 4.5.Show full article