Tighter integration with Adobe Illustrator

Idea created by jbryant22 on Apr 9, 2010

    Like many people, I use Adobe Illustrator to do finishing work on maps I have generated using ArcGIS.  In doing the export/import, however, I have had to come up with a number of workarounds that cost me a lot of time and hassle.  For instance, I usually export several different PDFs with various layers turned on/off, at different resolutions for raster and vector, then integrate the layers in Illustrator.  Quite time consuming, and can cause problems, as it's a one-way street.

    It would be great to see the export to PDF functionality improved such that the user has more control over the export process, so that one file export would do the trick.  It would be even better to see this functionality incorporated into Model Builder for easy automation of tasks.