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Can you edit objects in a finished pattern?

New Here ,
Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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I have created a pattern that contains ten individual embedded pdf objects, and now I would like to edit (update) one of the objects in it. Is there any way to do this without having to remake the pattern? Thanks so much for any help!

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Community Expert , Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

Is it a pattern swatch? Double-click on the swatch to edit if so.

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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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Is it a pattern swatch? Double-click on the swatch to edit if so.

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Feb 26, 2024 Feb 26, 2024

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Ok thanks! Yes it is a pattern swatch. I just went in there and replaced the object with the new one. I was a little confused by the embedded vs linked objects and working that out. So I was trying to unembed the object in the pattern editing screen and could not find a way to do it. (Is there a way?) Because really I just wanted to update the linked file and then re-embed it into the pattern. But this turned out to be a fine workaround (and maybe the only way to do it). Thanks again!

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You could do that the old fashioned way: drag the swatch icon out of the panel and on to the artboard. Select the embedded image with the direct selection tool. Select 'Unembed' from the control panel/properties, save the image. Relink it with the new image. Re-embed it, then drag it back over the swatch thumbnail while holding Alt.

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