I use CS2.
I saved a symbols file with a few symbols in it.
I then create new .ai files - create some graphics then want to save some of them in the symbols file.
I dont see a way of saving symbols from the .ai file into the already existing symbols file.
Can someone please help?
this is a drawn out process, I just had my first experience of this, would have been great to just open the existing symbols group panel and append a new symbol to it by dragging it into that library symbols panel. nothing new in that thought though, still i`ll drop it in the suggestions box.
oh yea !< haha, like automatic multi point radial symmettry on brushes. I guess being a big company with so many softwares, they want many people to say something about a specific idea before implimenting it, to prevent bloatware, and ROI efficiency from their programmers. all business related. still one can only ask. cheers.
I am trying to do this with CS6 and it saves in the File I created the Symbols LIbrary in, but when I try to open the Symbols LIbrary in a different document it stays the same as it was when I first created it. The only way I have found to add to an existing library is to add to it, then Save As a different name. I am wondering if there is a way to just Save with the original name when I add additional Symbols?
I find this doesnt work if I drag a new shape into a symbols palette that I had already created and opened via the pop up at the bottom of the symbols Panel "user defined".
I have to first open that pre existing symbols palette via "user define", drag those symbols into the main symbols panel, then drag the shape I want to add to those symbols, into the main symbols panel also, select them all, and from the pop up, select "save symbols...", and choose the previously named palette you want to replace and update.
I`d rather just drag the shape into a symols palette I created previously once I open it via "user defined"... quicker, is this available in CS6?
By the same token I cannot delete a symbol from a "user defined' symbols palette that I created. Even if I drag all the symbols in that palette to the main symbols panel, then delete selected symbols from there, and then save out all those symbols again as a group with the same name, if I then re open that symbols palette via "user defined", the symbols I deleted are still there !.
any differences in CS6 on this?