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3.2 Updating Libraries

In this lesson, you’ll learn different ways to edit and share your Libraries, as well as how to keep them up to date with their latest versions.

Key learnings

  • You can use Starred versions to control when changes you make to a Library appear as an update for everyone that uses it.

  • When you star a version, anyone that has that Library synced will see a ‘Library Updates Available’ notification in the Mac app

  • When there’s an update to any of the Components in a Library you use in your document, you’ll see a ‘Library Updates Available’ notification.

  • If you don’t want a Component to update, double-click on it, and click Unlink from Library. This will turn that component into a local one.

Lesson files

  • How do you duplicate a document?

    To duplicate a document to your Workspace, click on Three dots in the top bar and choose Duplicate to My Drafts. Have fun!

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Joseph Todaro

Head of Video at Sketch

Joseph is our Head of Video at Sketch. He brings over a decade of product, design, and education experience. Before joining Sketch, he was a Senior Product Designer at InVision and was also responsible for the design education courses for InVision Studio and DSM.

While designing in-flight entertainment software at Fuse IFX, he migrated his team to Sketch – a tool that would go on to change the way he works. Eventually, he founded LearnSketch.com as a side project to share his knowledge and passion for the tool.

Joseph currently teaches UI and UX design at the Laguna College of Art and Design. He continues to share resources with the design community through projects like LearnSketch.com, Shapefest.com, LUTHOUSE.com and RandomUI.com.

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