I'm setting up a mapbook with layered PDFs, what I have is the first map showing the extent of the grid (an overview map) with the rest of the maps showing each grid. It has been annoying to set up an overview map on the same data driven mxd, it would be much easier to export it as a seperate pdf and then merge it with the rest of the mapbook, but this loses layered pdf.
Anyway, so I have the extent and the rest of the mapbook set up - however I have a couple of issues still. I don't know how to set the symbology between the extent map and the grid maps (i.e road label with a font of 200 is huge on my grid maps). Another issue is the scale bar is tiny for the extent map and huge for the grid maps - I need it to fit both scale types. Another issue is if I put in annotations for the extent map to get around labelling - I won't be able to hide it in the grid maps. Also I am unable to hide grids for the extent map (they are too small and I don't want to show them).
So ultimately it is an issue of having the same labelling for two map types with different scales on the same mxd - if I could somehow merge the PDFs without losing the layered pdf function I could do this much easier.