Symbols I save from my document library to my common library are not appearing in my common library. I also try to save a graphic element as a symbol and choose "Common Library, and that's not appearing in my Common Library. Any idea why? I am using CS5.
When you save from the Document Library to the Common Library (choosing ‘Save to Common Library...’ from the Document Library fly-out menu), are you observing where the symbols are being saved on your hard drive? On my current setup, the default location is a folder called ‘Custom Symbols’ within the Common Library folder that is located in my user library Application Support folder. (There's another Common Library folder located within the application folder, but that's not where the Save dialog currently points to.) Once I click ‘Save’, the symbols appear within my Common Library panel, under ‘Custom Symbols’.
Not sure what to suggest, but I'd check and/or try the following:
If none of this helps, keep in mind that you can always export symbols from the Document Library into a Libraries folder, or import symbols directly from other documents, without involving the Common Library.