I'm trying to streamline my employers horrible workflow. We create labels for products that we package, and certain parts of the labels need to be updated as regulations change. Using InDesign, I can place and link text files that will call for an update when the master file is updated. In Illustator, when I place a text file, either .doc or .txt, I don't see a way to link that placed text. If I do the same with a pdf, I can link it and Illstrator will call for an update. But, printing the Word file to a pdf is an extra step that I would like to avoid if possible.
Does Illustrator CS6 have this feature? If not, is there a plugin or something that will allow for this functionality?
I would use InDesign, but we have hundreds of labels already created in Corel Draw/Illustrator, and while those two can work together pretty well, going to InDesign will require a lot more time to migrate over.
Thanks for any help!
Europe, Middle East and Africa