Currently, if you convert a rectangle (which contains elements, for example, a book title) into a Symbol, and copy that Symbol, you get the same elements (same book title).
I want to change that book title in the Copied Symbol, but any changes you make in the Copied Symbol, automatically changes the Original Symbol to the same.
How can I make changes to Elements in Copied Symbols so it won't affect the Elements in the Original Symbol?
Hope this is possible,
Thanks, so much in advance.
I was looking for the exact same thing. The answer is here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/5735280#5735280
Duplicate the symbol in the library, not the elements panel. This way you will have to similar looking symbols but they are still 2 unique symbols.
Otherwise if you duplicated in the elements panel you can just use this:
sym.getSymbol('yourDuplicatedSymbolNameHere').$('YourTextNameHere').ht ml('Your new unique text here');
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!
It took me days to figure out how to call back an element on the stage from a symbol, and I thought all that time spent was for nothing if I couldn't get this right.