Figma has become an indispensable tool for designers around the world. Its versatility, user-friendly interface and powerful features make it the go-to platform for prototyping, wireframing and more. Today, we will walk you through the process of creating a table in Figma, a seemingly simple task that can sometimes be tricky.
Step 1: Create Frame
The first step towards creating a table in Figma is to create a frame. To do this, navigate to the “Frame” tool on the toolbar at the top of the screen. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut F.
Step 2: Draw a Rectangle
With the frame in place, the next step involves drawing a rectangle that will function as a cell in the table. To do this, select the “Rectangle” tool from the toolbar or use the shortcut R. Draw the rectangle on the frame to your desired cell size.
Step 3: Duplicate the Rectangle
Now that we have one cell, we can duplicate it to create a row. To do this, select the rectangle and use the duplicate function. You can either right-click and select “Duplicate” or use the shortcut keys Control+D (for Windows) or Command+D (for MacOS).
Step 4: Create a Row
After duplicating the rectangle, move the duplicate to the right of the original rectangle to form a continuous row. Repeat this process until you have the number of cells you need for your table row.
Step 5: Create a Column
Once you have a row, creating a column is as simple as duplicating the row and dragging it below the original. Repeat this step until you have as many rows as you need for your table.
Step 6: Add Text
To complete your table, you’ll need to add some text into each cell. To do this, select the “Text” tool from the toolbar or use the shortcut T. Click on a cell and start typing to add text.
Step 7: Grouping
One last tip that will make working with your table easier is to group your cells. To do this, select all the cells in your table then right-click and select “Group Selection” or use the shortcut keys Control+G (for Windows) or Command+G (for MacOS). This will allow you to move, resize, and modify your table as a single unit.
And there you have it! You’ve just created a table in Figma. While Figma might not have a dedicated “table” tool, creating a table is still a straightforward process when you know how to go about it. Now that you’ve mastered this, you’re well on your way to creating complex and interactive design prototypes. Happy designing!