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Understanding Symbols

Symbols are reusable artwork stored only once in Illustrator, in the Symbols palette or a symbol library. They can make sweeping changes as simple as editing a single object.

Creating and Working with Symbols

After an object is converted to a symbol, unlimited instances of the symbol may be inserted into the document without the increased file size and system RAM overhead associated with multiple copies of an object (see Figure 18.20). Moreover, symbol instances retain their links to the original symbol artwork—changing the content of one changes them all.


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