Reference: Working with symbols


Modifying symbol instances

CorelDRAW btnbacktotop Reference: Working with symbols

The following object properties can be modified for symbol instances. If a symbol contains multiple objects, all objects in the symbol instance are treated collectively as a single object, just as if they were grouped.

Property
Notes
Position
Can be modified on the property bar. For more information, see “Positioning objects.”
Size
Can be modified on the property bar. For more information, see “Sizing and scaling objects.”
Scale
Percentage is relative to the symbol definition. Can be modified on the property bar. For more information, see “Sizing and scaling objects.”
Skew
For more information, see “Skewing and stretching objects.”
Rotation angle
Can be modified on the property bar. For more information, see “Rotating and mirroring objects.”
Transparency
Uniform transparency only.

Click the Symbol tab in the Object properties docker. For more information, see “Applying transparencies.”
Mirroring
Can be modified on the property bar. For more information, see “Rotating and mirroring objects.”
Wrap paragraph text
Click the General tab in the Object properties docker. Can also be modified on the property bar. For more information, see “Wrapping paragraph text around objects and text.”
Order
Can be modified on the property bar. For more information, see “Changing the order of objects.”
Name
The name of an instance is displayed in the Symbol manager docker. Click twice to change it.


Unsupported object types

CorelDRAW btnbacktotop Reference: Working with symbols

Most objects in CorelDRAW can be converted to symbols, with the following exceptions.

Unsupported object type
Notes
Linked or embedded objects
Includes bar codes
Objects with lenses that are not frozen
Lenses must be frozen.
Control objects in link groups
All related objects in the link group must be included in the symbol. For example, if an object has a drop shadow, you cannot convert the object without the drop shadow.
Internet objects
Buttons, radio buttons, text fields, Java Applets, and embedded files
Print merge fields
 
Linked bitmaps
 
Placed PDF or EPS files
 
Locked object
Object must be unlocked.
Paragraph text
 
Connector and dimension lines
Must be broken apart or included with the linked object or objects
Guidelines
 
Rollovers
You cannot convert a rollover to a symbol; however, you can include a symbol instance in a rollover state.
Objects with transparency or transparency effects applied
 

Reference: Working with symbols