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Updating moved elements across frames

I’m trying to figure out how to make things consistent across multiple frames. For example, if I have header text, and I always want it to be the same location on every screen. Oftentimes, I’ll create a component and call it “background” and then copy that to every screen. This is fine if I only need to change text, color, or other editable parameters in the instances. However, you can’t change x/y location of elements inside an instance, so this doesn’t always work. This is a pretty common problem for me, what’s the best workflow?

I want the text to move down in the right frame, just like it did in the left. But I would want all other elements to remain stationary.

My answer in this thread might be helpful: Bulk design via mirroring (also you can vote for this suggestion).

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