Placed PDF missing text after re-exporting to PDF

I'm using OSX 10.6 with InDesign CS3 504.
When I place PDFs into an InDesign file, and then PDF that InDesign file, some of the PDFs are missing text.  All text boxes have been made from the same original text box, just modified for content, and shape very slightly.
The text that is missing is most often white, where it's being used over the top of black frames.  There is one instance of black text over a white frame missing.
I've tried exporting to .inx, and then re-pdfing.  I've also tried copying text boxes that are 'working' and changing the content, but still the same text boxes are missing their text.
Any help much appreciated.  Thanks.
Message was edited by: agreen01

i already tried exporting to .inx about 3 hours ago.  unfortunately i'm very pressed for time with a meeting in about 1 hour, so i've recreated the problem text boxes.  luckily there were only about 10 of them and it only took 10 mins.
before that i tried to isolate the problem element, but couldn't find one.  every time i removed something, i still got the problem.  the only time i didn't get the problem was when i had just the text boxes on their own, with none of the other essential page elements.
thanks for your help, though.

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