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The text labels in ArcMap's PDF export files are replaced with thick gray lines when viewed in Adobe Acrobat. These lines may or may not extend all the way to right-hand side of the document.
There are two possible causes, depending on whether or not the gray lines extend all the way to the right-hand side of the document. Adobe Acrobat automatically replaces text with gray lines when the text characters are below a certain size. This feature can be turned off, or you can change the size at which text changes to gray lines. If the lines extend all the way to the right this may be the result of having a non-postscript printer defined as your default printer.
If the gray lines extend all the way from the beginning of the labels to the right margin of the document follow steps 1 and 2. If the gray lines do not extend to the right margin then skip to step 3.