sorry - my message may not have been clear. these are the steps:
1- i create a menu design that i know i will want to have across several mockups (all these mockups are in single bumper and i want the menu to appear in the same place on each mockup)
2- i convert that menu design into a symbol (grouping and naming it)
3- within the symbols window (from the MOCKUPS, ASSETS, SYMBOLS menu), i can see that the new menu symbol is placed in the top LHS of the screen (not where it was where i originally created it)
4 - that’s fine. i just move it to where i want it to be. (the two squares - which go blue in the symbols side menu and show me where all the other symbols are placed - get me excited that Balsamiq wants to know where the symbols could be placed).
5 - i go back to the MOCKUPS menu and find a mockup where i need that menu symbol
6- i select the symbol tab and click on the one i want
7- the menu symbol appears but in the top LHS of the window (not the mockup, the window)
i appreciate that i may be wanting the symbols thing to have functionality it doesn’t. and i can see that some people will want to place the symbols in different places.
for me - who does want the symbol in the same place on each mockup - copying and pasting-in-place is therefore a simpler option, although i then lose the apply-change-to-all-instances functionality you have with a symbol.
that make any sense?