Sketch: How to exclude symbols from shared library

over 2 years ago from , Visual Designer at Czech Television

Is there any native option or workaround in Sketch for excluding certain symbols from appearing in shared library dropdown? E. g. I wouldn't want to share outdated or deprecated components but would want to keep them in the source file for future reference...


  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, over 2 years ago

    Got a similar problem There is somewhere a plug where you can find symobls on artborads


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  • Maiken v V., over 2 years ago

    As far as I know there are two option:

    1. Desymbolize them. That way they aren't shared, but you will break existing links.
    2. In the past I've simply added '_deprecated' in front of the symbol names and added a red dot on each symbol. That way people could see there was a new symbol.
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    • , over 2 years ago

      Yeah, I usually group them, name the group Ω, the last symbol in alphabetical order, and create Ω / * symbol with "Prohibited" emoji in it. But that way it shows in the dropdown, so...

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