Exporting maps into GeoPDF format

Idea created by AndreArcEsri on Aug 22, 2012
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    Recently, I've tried to export maps as GeoPDF using the export fonctionnality in ArcMap.
    At first glance, it seems great to be able to export a map into a pdf format, but very few options are given when it comes to create the pdf.

    For example: it's impossible to rename layers, once the pdf is created, all graphic symbols are combined into a layer named "other1, 2, 3, etc" by default, the legend and the map frame become a layer and we don't have the option to rename these. In summary, the ArcMap document sometimes only has 4 or 5 actual map layers, but the pdf ends up with 8 or 9 layers.

    It would be great if we could rename layers, combine layers, choose which layers to export and not to export in the pdf.

    In summary, it would be great to have a bit more control on what we want to export, and how we want to export it, so we can have a better control of what the GeoPDF will look like. End users are looking for something simple and clear to use: having multiple layers named other1, other2, other3, etc...gets confusing at times and all GeoPDFs fonctionnalities lose its interest.