Finding the Area of an Illustrator Object

Need to find the area of a selected object in Illustrator? Illustrator can’t do it on its own, but you’re in luck — there’s a free filter for Illustrator that will. Go to the Telegraphics website and download the free Path Area filter. Yes, free. It’s intended for CS2, but I found that it will…

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Editing document information and metadata

When you want to store a PDF document in an archive or simply provide more information, it is useful to update its document information or metadata. This includes things such as the author’s name, and keywords relating to the document’s content. Including appropriate metadata makes it that much easier to index your PDFs, and hence,…

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Scoop: ScoopCS34! (works with CS3 and CS4)

I’m happy to announce that Worker72a has updated the spiffy Scoop plug-in for Illustrator CS4. Scoop gathers up the necessary fonts and placed artwork for an Illustrator file so you have everything you need. It’s like InDesign’s Package feature, but for Illustrator. If you own Scoop for CS3, the upgrade to CS4 is a paltry…

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