Hello, I just want to bring some update to this topic.
You can recreate your text back as editable object directly within Adobe Illustrator using recently published extension - Krasbit Recognition. It includes text recognition feature and is available at Adobe Exchange for free! Using the service also is free when you configure Google's API connection Key on your own. Otherwise you can use alternative connection API via trial or cheap prepaid codes.
See how it works at YouTube, starting 1':50"
I need all my text back
Please continue in the other thread you hijacked: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/how-change-outlines-back-to-original-font/m-p/11903567#M2...
In this forum if you want fast answers and get maximum attention, don't post to old threads. Many people don't see your post when you do.
Sweet Christmas! Please stop spamming the same comment again and again.
As I tell my seven year old: just because you keep repeating what you want to be does not make it so. I can relate to "needing my text back". It happens to everyone from time to time (often in my 25 years of design). But sometimes you must find the font and retype. It's terrible but such is the nature of graphic design.
Adobe Retype has only been in the Sneak from Adobe Max so far.
Good luck and remember to please be considerate to your fellow users. You may find sympathy even without a solution if you are kind and reasonable to others.
If you know the font, you need to retype it, or if it is a pdf file, open in acrobat in highlight the text, and paste and arrrange according to your sample pdf.