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text boxes and placed images are "linked"

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I have an Illustrator file that I did not create and I'm trying to figure out how the designer did this.

There is a step and repeat of the same "image" on one page, consisting of text boxes and placed image.

When I change something in any of the text boxes or even the placed image, it changes it in all the stepped images. How is this done??? I've been trying to figure it out but can't.

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

Could be that (multiple) instances/copies of the Transform effect is being used. You can check that in the Layers palette and Appearance palette.

 

Another possible explanation could be that you are dealing with multiple symbol instances.

 

You could share a sample .ai file, so one may have a look at it.

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text boxes and placed images are "linked"

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I have an Illustrator file that I did not create and I'm trying to figure out how the designer did this.

There is a step and repeat of the same "image" on one page, consisting of text boxes and placed image.

When I change something in any of the text boxes or even the placed image, it changes it in all the stepped images. How is this done??? I've been trying to figure it out but can't.

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

Could be that (multiple) instances/copies of the Transform effect is being used. You can check that in the Layers palette and Appearance palette.

 

Another possible explanation could be that you are dealing with multiple symbol instances.

 

You could share a sample .ai file, so one may have a look at it.

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Could be that (multiple) instances/copies of the Transform effect is being used. You can check that in the Layers palette and Appearance palette.

 

Another possible explanation could be that you are dealing with multiple symbol instances.

 

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Thank you Kurt! It was the transform effect. I had never used that before so I looked up a tutorial and sure enough, that is what was used.

 

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