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Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques by David Karlins

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#91 Working with Symbols and Actions

Symbols are objects that display as instances in a document. A single symbol can be deployed as many instances in an Illustrator document. Each instance can be placed, resized, reshaped, and edited in various ways. But each instance retains essential qualities of the original symbol.

Available symbols display in the Symbols panel. The icons at the bottom of the panel define and use the available symbols (Figure 91a). ...

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