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Hi,

I deal with a lot of identical objects, so it is tedious to have to recreate the object every time i need a new identical object.

So, I have tried adding a symbol to the object library and then right clicking the item and clicking to duplicate the symbol. But when I alter one of the instances, it alters the other!  So, then I have tried clicking on the object in the design area. I have the same problem.

So, I need to know how I can duplicate an object and be able to alter the copy and not have to worry about it referencing to the original object.

Thanks,

dab611
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I don't think you duplicated the symbol correctly, because all you have to do make one symbol on the stage, and then in the Library right-click on the file and select "Duplicate"  then give the symbol a new name.  

The symbols are totally independant...

When you put the new symbol on the stage and then go into it and change it, it will not affect the old symbol...


I am not sure what you did wrong, but just create a New .fla and try the method again...  it DOES work...

I can send the my .fla if you want...

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dab611,


you need to close this question out...

please come back and comment or award the points...


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have been on vacation for the last 4 days....

I think Mindphaser has the right idea :)


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