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I am interested in creating some personal palettes of symbols. I know how to make a symbol in an open doent, however, I have not been able to any information on how to make a set of symbols in it's own palette to be stored in the symbol library. I am using Illustrator 10 with Windows ME and Windows XP. Thanks in advance for the help....

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    I am interested in creating some personal palettes of symbols. I know how to make a symbol in an open doent, however, I have not been able to any information on how to make a set of symbols in it's own palette to be stored in the symbol library.

    I am using Illustrator 10 with Windows ME and Windows XP. Thanks in advance for the help.
    David_Yowell@adobeforums.com Guest

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    David,

    Symbols are found in Illustrator\Presets\Symbols (in CS and I believe same in version 10). They are .ai files. Check out Chapter 3 of your version 10 manual for use creation and use of Symbols. But you can make a copy of an existing library and rename, then open that in Illustrator and drag n drop your freshly created symbols into that existing symbol library, then delete the symbols in that library you don't wish to be in it. Give that a try.

    Bob
    BobHill@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hola

    I have tons of clipart that I cannot see anywhere, they are .eps. Well, I had been open them one by one in AI and save them as symbols, that way I can have a preview of them, but it can take forever. Photoshop has something beautiful call "droplets" or even actions that can be "play" in a whole folder.
    I have been looking for ways to speed up thing in AI, and need some ideas.

    Can I make them symbols all (the folder) at once?
    How?
    Actions?
    Doplets?
    Ideas?

    Thanks

    Daniel Ulysses
    Daniel_Ulysses@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Are you trying to create symbol libraries, that is, to define one or more objects as separate symbols (as a special object type, see Symbols Palette) or are you just looking for a way to convert a bunch of .eps files to .ai files? The latter can be done with a Batch based on a simple Save as action. The symbol thing might be a bit more complicated, depending on how the .eps files are structured for example, but basically this could also be done with an action resp. a Batch command.
    Kurt_Gold@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hola Kurt

    When you say

    The latter can be done with a Batch based on a simple Save as action

    What exactly do you mean?

    Do one by one with an action?
    Or
    Can I use and action in a folder?

    How?

    thanks
    Daniel Ulysses
    Daniel_Ulysses@adobeforums.com Guest

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