I'm collaborating with a designer who's using Avenza MAPublisher, while I'm using ArcMap Basic. We're still figuring out where the handover between GIS and Illustrator will be.
Can I create labels or annotations using ArcMap and Maplex, and pass these to the designer to refine in Illustrator? The designer will need access to the individual letters and words in the annotations, in order to adjust each letter's size, placement, etc.
I've tried exporting in *.AI format, and saving the labels as annotations in a file geodatabase. But the designer isn't able to import either of these into MAPublisher/Illustrator. In the case of the AI file, the layer has lost its georeferencing and needs to be placed manually, which isn't suitable for this high-precision work. The "add data" function in MAPublisher simply doesn't see the annotation featureclass in a file geodatabase.
Does the designer need to generate the labels himself using the Label Pro extension to MAPublisher?