Text missing from pdf made using Adobe Illustrator

Make sure to remove overprint from your text.

Select the text and then use Attributes panel (show it in window menu)
Untick the overprint option.

If you don’t know what text is in overprint
Open the AI file in Acrobat Pro and turn on Output Preview.
There you can show overprints. Switch back to Illustrator and fix.

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How to remove the right hand pane / tools pane in the newer Adobe Reader / Acrobat

  • Go to the install directory, i.e.” C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroApp\ENU”.
  • Create a new subfolder (I used “Disabled”).
  • Move 3 files from the “ENU” folder into the new “Disabled” folder: AppCenter_R.aapp & Home.aapp & Viewer.aapp.
  • Open a PDF and no more Tool Pane!

I originally moved just the “Viewer” file but if you clicked on “Home” or “Tools” on the toolbar you couldn’t go back to the “Document.” Moving all 3 files takes care of that issue. Like a lot of people I don’t and won’t ever use any of the tools. I just want a reader.

Copied from : forums.adobe.com

——— UPDATE

Some recent update from Adobe allows you to remove the right hand pane from Option > Documents > Open Tools Pane …