I have a lot of CAD blocks that I want to convert to symbol markers to use in ArcGIS 10. Everything I read says the emf is converted to vector data, but that does not seem to be the case. Procedure: open Style Manager>Open the Style I created for the blocks>Click on Marker Symbol folder>Right click for new marker symbol>The only option that allows emf is the Picture Marker option. When I bring the emf picture in it's the block on what is effectively a piece of paper and when I use it as my point symbol, the surrounding area is blanked out. Changing the tier level in the TOC is not a feasible option, and I think that is only a bandaid and not a solution.
I think what I really need is a character marker but I don't see an option for creating them from an emf file.
What am I doing wrong?