Balsamiq Community Discussion

Unable to save group as symbol


I am able to select and group objects, but the Convert to Symbol button will not enable. Why can’t I make a symbol? It has worked before.


Hey @wire2775, that’s really strange.

Off the top of my head, the only thing I can think of is that there is already a symbol in that group, which would prevent the creation of a new symbol. We don’t have support for nested symbols yet, but it is something we want to add.

The easiest way to troubleshoot this would probably to have you email me a copy of your project file. Let me know if that works for you.


Thank you Brendan. There was a symbol in the group. I deleted the symbol and started fresh. Yes that would be a huge enhancement as it has quite a ripple effect if they can’t nest.