Swap Multiple Symbols

In Animate this command is hidden by default. To enable it, go to Commands > EDAPT Control Panel > Manage Commands… and give it a check mark. After a restart it will appear in the menu.


Swaps multiple Symbols.

Suggested use

Allows swapping of multiple selected Symbols on Stage with one currently selected Symbol in the Library.
Requires Library selection. Works across multiple frames and Layers if Edit multiple frames is activated.

Where does it work?

Stage and Library

Video demonstration

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This command is part of the Flanimate Power Tools package. Get the latest version from Downloads.

Installed successfully but "Swap Multiple Symbols" is not appearing in the Commands list.
Was this tool removed from the bundle?

Hi Mick,

As the Adobe team keep getting 'inspired' by our work and implement some of the EDAP Tools features natively, we remove clutter in the menu by hiding them by default, depending on the version of Flash/Animate you install EDAP Tools on. Swap Multiple Symbols is one such command which is not explicitly needed in newer versions of Animate as you can achieve the same result with the default swap function. Another such example is Frames To Movieclips. Filters can now be applied to Graphic Symbols, so Frames To Movieclips is not needed in AA 19 and newer.

If you like to use Swap Multiple Symbols you still can. Go to EDAPT Control Panel and from the Manage Commands… button show it.

I tried the native function and it worked! Thank You :):)

You are most welcome!

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