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Chapter 12. Symbolic Acts > Modifying Symbols

Modifying Symbols

If a sudden brainstorm (or an irate client) compels you to change your design after you've completed the entire thing and the symbols populate your page in the thousands, don't panic. A small tweak or a complete overhaul is all the same to Illustrator. (But you don't have to tell that to your client.) You can make global changes to any symbol or even substitute a different one. Not reassuring enough? Illustrator will honor all the painstaking spins, stains, and other changes you've made. So what are you worried about? Here's how you can update the symbol, and therefore the project, all before lunch.

Changing a Base Symbol

If your symbol image needs a small to moderate overhaul, this is probably the better option. It involves only taking an instance of the symbol, making the necessary changes, and slipping in the updated symbol in place of the base symbol currently in the Symbols palette as illustrated in Figure 12.9.


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