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Place symbol in Adobe Illustrator Beginner's Guide

By Andrew Buckle, Video Tutorial Creator / Designer

Updated : 2021

Place symbol in Adobe Illustrator

  1. window menu and symbols

  2. select symbol in Adobe Illustrator symbols panel

  3. right side menu

  4. "place symbol instance" command

  5. go to the artboard

  6. re-size placed symbol and re-position

This does require an open document as well as the ability to add the symbols (artboard etc not locked). The placed symbol can now be manipulated in Adobe Illustrator.

Alternative approach

  1. go to the symbols panel

  2. select symbol

  3. drag to the artboard