Questions about symbols; marks or characters used as conventional representations of objects, functions, or processes. Ask anything related to the design of symbols.

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How can I make a symbol's bounding box match its clipping mask?

I have a symbol which is clipped. When I place the symbol into document, I can't adjust the size of clipped object. In fact transform shows me unclipped bounding box. Above on the left side ...
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Scale/resize a symbol in Sketch?

when I use Sketch 3.8.3 and I still can't scale/resize a symbol. There is any ways or tricks to do it ? When I create an symbol of a logo for exemple and use it in différent pages and I want to use ...
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Copy-and-paste Sketch artboard into different Sketch document without overwriting symbols in different artboards

Background I have a Sketch file within which there are multiple artboards. Each artboard details a screen of a web app UI I’m designing. There are many symbols/styles used across the artboards. I ...
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Dynamically change Symbols depending on Text content

I am somewhat new to Sketch and I am trying to figure out how to have a symbol dynamically change its spacing/padding, depending on its copy content. For example, the problem I am currently having is ...
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Illustrator modular designing list items?

I like symbols in illustrator but I read somewhere it's not recommended to use text within symbols. In my design I have a bunch of list items that maintain the same proportions, but some minor ...
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Illustrator: Why does copying and pasting a symbol sometimes duplicate an instance and sometimes duplicate the symbol in the symbols panel?

I'm working in a document with symbols. I select a symbol instance on the artboard. I copy it from one location, and then paste it in another. Both of the instances are tied to the same symbol. ...
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Sketch Layer-group seems to be permanently selected and cannot be detached from symbol

I have grouped layers turned into a symbol, where one layer appears to be permanently selected. Also, I cannot ungroup or detach the group from symbol. Screenshot 1 shows that when I select ...
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edit/create symbols in illustrator

On my canvas i created a small black square with no fill 3mm X 3mm. I drag to symbols library and name my new symbol. I then delete the symbol that is on the canvas. I then select all of a certain ...
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Resources on non-European heraldry and flags?

I was wondering if there was some good resources about non-European heraldry, flags and symbols like this one. My research yielded no good results. The History SE told me to come here. I'm looking ...