i want to export a map for later editing before print, so i thought about converting all the annotations and and graphics and save them in the .mxd map.
when i export graphics after exporting labels , the graphics cover some labels, and there is no option to make the graphics in back level. but when i export the graphics before exporting labels, the labels makes some displacement due to some maplex config, dispite making a maplex lock on labels, it cannot be fixed.
i would like to know if there's a way to manipulate graphics and annotation as layers despite saving them in the map.
if there is an alternative solution to edit map in a CAD like style before print is welcome.
i'm using ArcMap 10.1.