I upgraded to 10.3 from 10.2. I tried to SAVE a symbol but the SAVE AS button is grayed out, rendering saving as not possible. I've tried rebooting, re-opening the mxd... What solutions are available?


You'll need to check your username.style file to see if you have write access to it, or if it's even there.

By default, it's under:


You can also go to Customize -> Style Manager to see if your .style file is referenced properly.

  • I solved it by re-downloading the 10.3.1 upgrade 2 additional times. The 2nd time "fixed" the problem. I did not try the answer provided by Mintx as I was re downloading and I just checked my question. Thank you.
    – Zoran
    May 27 '15 at 14:48

ESRI has a support article for this issue: Problem: Unable to save customized symbols in the Symbol Selector. The first solution (renaming the Normal template) worked for me.

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