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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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Advanced Mobile Sponsoring TidBITS

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CEI 420 Printer

Mark Anbinder writes: Bravo to CEI Systems, whose new promotion is a flyer promising "Two Tax Time Tips from CEI." When opened, the flyer reveals a photo of the company's CEI 420 printer on one side - and a packet of Extra-Strength Tylenol pain reliever stapled to the otherShow full article

MacFair

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Duos Rule

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Quadras Make Way For New Machines

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Apple's eWorld was one of the most loudly trumpeted announcements at Macworld, but it will take a few months before we'll know how the electronic gold will pan out for AppleShow full article

The Apple and the Internet

I mentioned WIRE's Internet access above, and eWorld's people have said that they too plan to provide Internet gateways. That's good, if not surprising or excitingShow full article

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