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Duplicating a Symbol

You must duplicate a symbol if you want to modify a copy of it without altering the original symbol and the other copies.

To duplicate a symbol:

1. In the Timeline view, go to the frame where you want to duplicate the symbol.
2. Select the symbol's cell.

3. In the top menu, select Edit > Duplicate Selected Symbol.

In the Library view, the symbol is duplicated and in the Timeline view, the current cell is replaced with the new symbol. You can now modify the symbol's content.

If other symbols are nested inside the new symbol, those ones are not duplicated. If you modify them, the original and other instances will also be modified.

Related Topics 

Creating a Symbol