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Changing text in a symbol instance

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Nov 04, 2016

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Hi there

I was just wondering if there is a way of editing the text in a symbol instance without it being updated in all the instances. So basically a way of decoupling the content of a symbol from its styling.

As a practical example: I have a button with some background color, some specific font size and color and a button text. I’m saving the button as a symbol, then placing in multiple places on the design. However, although I still want to be able to edit the style unitarily (changing the color -  updates everywhere) I would like to be able to change the text individually on every instance (a button to say “ok”, other “Accept”, other “I Agree” etc.)

I think I saw something similar in the Beta presentation but I doesn’t show if all the instances change or only one changes and how to do that.

Thanks.

Hi, radu.valeriu-

Unfortunately, not yet! I'd suggest upvoting the issue here to get the latest info pushed to you:

Override text, color, etc. on a specific instance of a reusable symbol – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs

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Changing text in a symbol instance

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Hi there

I was just wondering if there is a way of editing the text in a symbol instance without it being updated in all the instances. So basically a way of decoupling the content of a symbol from its styling.

As a practical example: I have a button with some background color, some specific font size and color and a button text. I’m saving the button as a symbol, then placing in multiple places on the design. However, although I still want to be able to edit the style unitarily (changing the color -  updates everywhere) I would like to be able to change the text individually on every instance (a button to say “ok”, other “Accept”, other “I Agree” etc.)

I think I saw something similar in the Beta presentation but I doesn’t show if all the instances change or only one changes and how to do that.

Thanks.

Hi, radu.valeriu-

Unfortunately, not yet! I'd suggest upvoting the issue here to get the latest info pushed to you:

Override text, color, etc. on a specific instance of a reusable symbol – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature Requests & Bugs

-Elaine

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Nov 09, 2016

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Hi, radu.valeriu-

Unfortunately, not yet! I'd suggest upvoting the issue here to get the latest info pushed to you:

Override text, color, etc. on a specific instance of a reusable symbol – Adobe XD Feedback : Feature...

-Elaine

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Nov 10, 2016

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Thank you for your answer.

This is something that I would definitely find very useful and is already available in other programs.

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Yes, it's something we're really interested in, too! Keep the feedback coming - we're still working hard on improving XD!

-Elaine

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This is just another reason Static Symbols should be the default symbol type. I was about to see a reason to use Dynamic Symbols… But wait… I can't change the font color… even if a color it at the Object Level??!!

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