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Symbols not updating

Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2018

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I have been having an issue of late that comes and goes depending on the file and I can't seem to get to the root of it.

I open a file with a symbol in it and make a change to said symbol. However, when i click out it does not update the symbol. Any change I made does not update. I do this over and over again. I've closed out the file and rebooted Illustrator but still it continues to not update. I've only had this issue since updating to CC 2018. I've tried changing it from Dynamic to Static and no change, from Graphic to Movie Clip no change. I use these all the time and just since the update I've had this issue.

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Symbols not updating

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I have been having an issue of late that comes and goes depending on the file and I can't seem to get to the root of it.

I open a file with a symbol in it and make a change to said symbol. However, when i click out it does not update the symbol. Any change I made does not update. I do this over and over again. I've closed out the file and rebooted Illustrator but still it continues to not update. I've only had this issue since updating to CC 2018. I've tried changing it from Dynamic to Static and no change, from Graphic to Movie Clip no change. I use these all the time and just since the update I've had this issue.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 12, 2018

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Can you please share a file with an example?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 11, 2018

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I have this problem also.  The workaround I found is to delete instances of your symbol in your document and then add them back again in the same spot, which should at least work as long as you keep the file open.  This is practical only if you have a very limited number of copies of the symbol.

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Mar 12, 2018

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I found that it was happening when I had guides in the symbol. Once I removed the guides when I clicked out it did update the symbol.

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Mar 12, 2018

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Sometimes it's happen

It's funny, but if you wait some minutes PROBABLY your symbol will update.

If you save and close your file if you open it back symbol will be updated

Maybe it's problem with machines? performance?

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Having this same issue with a file that has about 100 of each symbol. Manual replacement is not ideal. I noticed that when I dragged a copy of a symbol that wasn't updating the copy suddenly updated. Then I just double clicked into a different symbol that wasn't updating to edit and when I exited all of the uncooperative symbols of that type updated. It's very mysterious but at least it's working now.

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