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.
Series: Apple's October 2008 Laptop Announcements
Laptop models get refreshed, with a new aluminum MacBook, a new case for the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and an updated MacBook Air. A glass trackpad that supports up to four fingers for gestures, and which doubles as a button, is thrown into the mix, as well as improved graphics performance. Apple also added a new monitor, the 24-inch LED Cinema Display, which works only with a special connector built into the just-released laptop models.
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Apple loves to share positive numbers at the beginning of keynotes, and the special event to introduce new laptops was no exception. Read on to see just how high Apple's market share has risen, how many visitors the Apple Stores are receiving each day, how many Macs have been sold so far in 2008, and much more.Show full article
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The long-awaited redesigned MacBook arrives with a metal enclosure, faster graphics, and a backlit LED screen. It can also drive larger monitors than ever before, but on the downside, it lacks FireWire.Show full article
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The new MacBook Air gets a taste of some of the new technologies brought to the other MacBook models.Show full article
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Apple's new 24-inch Cinema Display offers LED backlighting, an iSight camera, microphone, speakers, and, most notably, a cable with three connectors that provide USB, audio/video, and power connectivity to the new models in the MacBook family. Show full article
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Apple revamps the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a fresh look, improved graphics, glass trackpad, magnetic latch, and more, although you won't find FireWire 400 or a matte screen option.Show full article
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Apple's removal of FireWire from the redesigned MacBook and elimination of the matte screen option generates a firestorm of complaints from Mac users. We don't like it, but we'll probably have to lump it.Show full article