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Symbols with editable text


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  1. Type some text
  2. Go to the symbols panel
  3. Click Create 
  4. Drag a few symbols onto the workspace
  5. Edit text, all symbols change

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Okay, sorry. I probably didn't phrase my feedback correctly.

I would like to type a unique text for each symbol instance.
The key issue here is that all symbols will share the same text content. 

Here's an example from Adobe XD:

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So each of the symbol instance can have it unique text content, but you can also overwrite the changes in the master symbol.

 

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You can disable sync in the symbols panel to change individual symbols' text, but there's no way to propagate it to other symbols after that, or to re-sync. I would like to see those options come to Affinity.

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I get ya, have a symbol and disable sync on any element within that symbol, so disable sync on the text but everything else remains in sync.

At the moment you can't expand the symbol within the symbol panel to edit in this way but I think the symbol feature needs a major rework to put it on top.

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