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Is it possible to have text objects as symbols? Like if I type out display text and then make that a symbol? Subsequently I'd change it one time and then all copies of the symbols would update.

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Good evening, evtonic3,

If I understand your question correctly, the answer is yes.

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Yes, You can select an instance, click on "Detach" in the "Symbol" panel, apply a new color to it and create a new symbol with this instance.

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What I found is not possible (unless I did something wrong) is:

  • Have a Text Object as a Symbol
  • Select one instance of that Symbol and change the font
  • Change the text and then see all instances change

This would be useful to test some text with several fonts at once. If anyone know if it's possible, please let me know. :)

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Oh, right.Yup, sadly, it looks like a bug. When you change colour of the text in a symbol instance (unchecking «Sync» toggle prior to that, of courses), the attributes that get unlinked are «Text, Text Frame», so it basically breaks most of synchronization except the size (even that works only when you resize the text using its bouding box – setting font size directly doesn't work, either).

 

Cheers,

Matt

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