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How do you export a custom symbol?

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How do you export a custom symbol?

I've spent a couple hours creating many much needed symbols for my library. I'm surprised these weren't made a long time ago. Anyways, is there a way I can export the file alone? The only way I can think of making these available to everyone is creating a small drawing with all the created symbols on it so they can copy and paste into their own drawing, but I'd love for there to be a way I can export the symbols alone. I'd like to create a power point full of them and attach a file or a file path to these symbols. As always your help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: How do you export a custom symbol?

You can save the symbols to disk and put them in a directory.  Symbol Gallery > Write.  The user then says 'insert custom symbol' and picks the file.

You can also make a little drawing, arrange the symbols in it according to logical groupings, set the config option "symbol_instance_palette_file" to this drawing.  Then the user says 'insert symbol from palette', and can select the symbol visually.

Hope that helps!

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Re: How do you export a custom symbol?

You can save the symbols to disk and put them in a directory.  Symbol Gallery > Write.  The user then says 'insert custom symbol' and picks the file.

You can also make a little drawing, arrange the symbols in it according to logical groupings, set the config option "symbol_instance_palette_file" to this drawing.  Then the user says 'insert symbol from palette', and can select the symbol visually.

Hope that helps!

Re: How do you export a custom symbol?

Matt, that first answer is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you. I'll also do the second suggestion as well. Thanks!!