Feature Request: Selection Independant from Symbol


#1

I know you’re working on nested symbols. And I have another request in here for be able to “hide” elements of a symbol instance.

Here’s a similar one - it would be awesome if the “selection” of partciular elements could be symbol independant. A lot of my symbols are headers. And I have link bar and such in them. Often each instance needs a different element of the link bar selected and I have to override the properties in each instance.

It would be awesome if I could change which item in a link bar or similar item without overriding. Just something for you all to think about.

Oh! And I feel like the selected element in the link bar is pretty faint. I end up wanting the selected item to be bolded as well as underlined - which I do by adding ** around the item so I have an adequate work around.


#2

Hey, Rae!

I think I see what you are looking for, but I want to make sure, just in case.

You would like to have a symbol with a selectable control, and you want to be able to change the selection on the symbol (not the symbol source) without overriding the symbol.

Forgive me. I am fighting a nasty cold and am more Dayquil than man.


#3

Yup you have it right. I probably wasn’t very clear either. But if editing the selection on a piece of the symbol didn’t over ride the symbol then I wouldn’t worry when I wanted to change all my headers that I’m going to lose to the “selected” state.

(Hope the man overruns the Dayquil eventually!)


#4

Thaaaat makes sense.

Thanks for clarifying that for me, Rae. I will pass it along :slight_smile:


#5

This sounds exactly what I need too, please add my vote :slight_smile:

My usage:
I have a symbol for a common toolbar that I’m using across many mockups - it includes a button with a link. (Actually several of these)
I would love to be able to change the link on some mockups to show different ideas for the thing which is opened from that button.

At the moment I am adding an identical button with a different link on top of the symbol, that would be OK but
a. PDF export for this doesn’t always work as I recently reported,
b. If I want to make a change to the overridden bit of the symbol (say the button text) then I need to do it in all the mockups which override it, which rather defeats the point of using a symbol. (Having about 70 mockups with the same symbol (toolbar) would not be unusal for me, so it’s easy to miss updating one with no find facility.)
If there’s another way I should be doing this though please let me know :slight_smile: