I have one giant, overwrought document with many artboards. Many of the elements within those artboards were turned into components, text styles, color styles, etc. That collection was then published as a (very sloppy) library which I could bring into other, new docs and pull from.
Now I basically want to start fresh. Have a single, clean library with ALL of the necessary styles and components that can be brought into any new doc I create.
It seems like modifying this existing library is incredibly inflexible, forcing me to use this "+" at the bottom to add bespoke pieces into it - and of those pieces, "component" is inexpicably not an option (only "graphic").
What am I missing? Is the correct process:
Start a new doc
Switch to that old library
Drag everything from that old library into the new doc
Ungroup every single item
Individually select every item and turn it into a new component for the "document assets" library
And then once that's all done everything, re-publish a new library?
That cant be accurate can it? Granted, this is course correction for my very careless initial foray into libaries and components, but I mean it seems like the two options are:
1. Go through the above obnoxious steps; or
2. Clean up the old library (grouping, renaming, etc), but not be able to add components to it unless I add them to the initial overrwrought file mentioned in the first place.
Relative to a Figma or a Sketch, I cannot believe how confusing this seems.