I am using the Illustrator CC to create a simple piece that is mostly text.
I outlined the text and now I want to edit the text. Specifically, I want to change the font but Illustrator will not let me do that.
I'm guessing that once you "create outlines" that you cannot go back and change the text later. Is that correct?
Once you outline text, it is art, not type. You can not reverse the outline processes other than selecting
Edit > Undo from the menu (if the file has not been closed and undo is still a possibility).