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mattjohnsonco

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I have created a few symbol libraries in Illustrator CS4. I have noticed that when I add symbols to my map that these symbols are put on the layer that I have active. I am wondering if there is anyway to set symbols to go to a certain layer each time they are added instead of always having to activate my "symbols" layer and then add them. I feel that I could save a lot of time if these symbols would automatically be added to the correct layer. Thanks for the help.

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I don't think so but you could just add them to whatever layer then select all instances of symbol in the symbols panel and move these to you symbols layer at a later stage. Not ideal but it may save a few steps if you are adding a lot of them.
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I don't understand the problem here? Isn't it good that you can select a layer before you add your symbols, to have full control? It is also easy enough to move things around later...
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I think all you need to do is select "paste remember layers" on the Layers panel menu and when you load your symbols – paste them.

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