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.
With this issue we wrap up our look at interesting products from the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Mark Anbinder passes on news of price reductions and rebates from Apple, Pythaeus provides the latest Duo market share news, and we look in depth at the concepts behind Apple's eWorld and other online services. Finally, the real way Apple could change the world with the Macintosh.
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