3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2012 2:33 PM by BobLevine

    Illustrator symbol capability in Indesign?


      Hi, I've been looking for an ID feature that works similar to Illustrator's symbols.  Changes I make to an object in a symbol library (via Update Library Item) don't affect all the other 'instances' of that object in my document... I assume because they aren't actually 'instances' like symbols are in Illustrator. 


      I can think of one way to accomplish what I need: re-create the graphic 'object' in Illustrator and Place it as a Linked File... then if I want to make edits go back to Illustrator, edti, save, and watch changes propagate through the ID document.  The symbol concept is so much easier though and I hope I'm missing a feature in ID!