Apologies for the incorrect category. This should be filed under "Software and Tools."
I'm looking for a tool that combines the word processing of Microsoft Word with the vector-based image editing of Adobe Illustrator. Even a plug in that would fuse the two together a bit more elegantly would be useful. My current gig has us working directly in Illustrator to manipulate views exported from Solidworks. Writing directly in Illustrator is trying to say the least. Generating items like page numbers, TOC, figures, and tables are done 100% manually. There has to be a better way.