Skip Navigation

Updating Library Components

When Library Components (Symbols, Text Styles, Color Variables or Layer Styles) you use in your document get updated, you’ll see a Library Updates Available notification in the notifications icon Notification of the Mac app’s window. Clicking on this will bring up a Component updates dialog.

Select a Component to see what’s changed and check the checkbox if you want to update it in your document. If you don’t want to update a specific Component, uncheck it. When you’re done, click Update Components.

When you change a Component in a Library and save a new update, you’ll need to download the most recent update of that Library too. It works just as with any other Library update: when a notification appears in Notification click on Library Update Available to open the Preferences window and download the most recent update.

To stop a Symbol from updating double-click any instance of it in your document and click Unlink from Library. This will create a local Symbol on your Symbols page instead.

Tip: For information how to unlink Text and Layer Styles, take a look at How to Edit Library Styles.

Last updated on 01 Jul 2021

Was this article useful?

We’re really sorry about that.
Please let us know what you were looking for:

If you need more help or you’d like to report a bug with this content, please contact support.

Thanks for your feedback.
An error occurred, please try again later.