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For Illustrator, is there a easy way to have copies of an object reference back to the original? For example, if I changed the color of the original then all the copies' color will change also.

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marked as duplicate by Scott Aug 12 at 1:17

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You can use the symbols palette to create a new symbol and then place instances of it. If you just want color to update you could also use a global color swatch — anything with that color will update whenever you change the color swatch.

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Good point about the global color swatch, that's not in the duplicate thread. –  yawnercreative Nov 9 at 20:23

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