I'm trying to export a simple street map with markers from ArcGIS 10.2 to PDF for editing in Inkspace (Note: I've tried this with exports to .ai and SVG as well with results similar to those recounted below). I'm somewhat new to Inkscape having mostly used AI for polishing, but would like to give this FOSS option a try.
The odd thing I'm coming across is that while the PDF loads well in Inkscape, the layers tab either shows no layers or one for the whole map. Either way there is no listing of the different items (streets, labels, markers, etc.) in the map, nor groups. I can select items in the map and manipulate them individually, but as far as I can tell, that's about it. It seems a lot of people are using Inkscape so I'm guessing I'm just overlooking something here, but how do I access the individual elements in the map from that layers tab?