I use Illustrator just enough to get buy in our shop we have version 10 on a mac. i am working on modifying some artwork created by another firm and they seemed to have converted all the text to outlines.
why did they do that and how can i modify the text now?
People convert to outlines in order to preserve appearance without having to have fonts loaded.
Its normal as part of the process before sending to a third-party (its illegal to just give fonts away).
Only way is to ask them what fonts they used and re type set it.
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Sometimes you are lucky, and the documetn may still ask you for the font you need saying it is missing, because it is in a character style or stray point. Most likley you will call the client and ask them "What the Font?" and will get a resposne "I Dunno".
You will need to recreate the type and we have to do this all the time (so you are not alone).
Luckily you can go to http://www.myfonts.com, and click on what the font tab. You will need to upload a bitmapped version fo the typefont you wish to identify, confirm that the letters are correct, and you will then get back the results of the closest matches.