Working with symbols
The CorelDRAW application lets you create objects and save them as symbols. Symbols are defined once and can be referenced many times in a drawing. Each time you insert a symbol into a drawing, you create an instance of the symbol. Symbol definitions, as well as information about instances, are stored in a symbol manager, which is part of the CorelDRAW (CDR) file. Using symbols for objects that appear many times in a drawing helps to reduce file size.
In this section, you’ll learn about
For information about modifying symbol instances and about unsupported object types, see “Reference: Working with symbols.”
The term “symbol,” as it was used in earlier versions of CorelDRAW, has been replaced by “special character”. For more information about working with special characters, see “Embedding graphics and adding special characters.”