I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, so I apologize in advance if my question is offensively simple. To my excuse, I spent and failed to look for a solution online, even though I am sure I am not the first one to encounter the problem.
I created the following plot of the Austrian party positions over-time:
Now, I would like to change each symbol for which the party names end with 58 to something else (like an unfilled triangle); the ones with 63 to a second symbol and the ones with 56 to a third symbol. The idea would be to show how parties cluster on the plot, as a function of the specific election.
However, I can't figure out how to change the symbols without manually copy pasting something there. Any ideas?
UPDATE: I should have added earlier: AI does not recognize the circles as symbols, therefore the
replace symbol option in the symbol panel does not work. Is there a way to get them recognized as symbols?