How To Make A Table In Figma

Creating a table in Figma may seem challenging at first, but once you understand the basics, it’s a straightforward task. Follow along with this step-by-step guide to learn how you can make your own table in Figma.

Step 1: Open Figma

Your first step is to open Figma. You can choose to use either the browser version or the desktop app, whichever you prefer. Once you open Figma, create a new file or open an existing one where you want to create the table.

Step 2: Create a New Frame

Click on the “Frame” tool on the toolbar or press the “F” key on your keyboard. Draw a frame on your canvas. This frame will serve as your first cell.

Step 3: Design Your Cell

You can now customize your cell to fit your needs. To do this, select the cell, and in the right-hand side panel, you can adjust the background color, add borders, and tweak the corner radius to make it round if you wish.

Step 4: Duplicate the Cell to Create Rows and Columns

Now that you have your cell, you need to duplicate it to create more cells, forming rows and columns to make a table. Ctrl + D is the shortcut to duplicate the selected object in Figma. You can also right-click on the object and click on “Duplicate” from the drop-down menu.

Step 5: Arrange the Cells

After you’ve duplicated your cells, it’s time to arrange them. Click and drag your cells to align them into rows and columns. If you want to ensure perfect alignment, you can use Figma’s “Align” tool from the top toolbar.

  // This is an example of how the align tool works
  // Select the cells you want to align
  // Click on the "Align" tool
  // Choose the type of alignment you want (top, vertical centers, bottom, left, horizontal centers, right)

Step 6: Grouping the Cells

Once you’ve arranged your cells into a table, you’ll want to group them to make it easier to move or modify the table as a whole. To do this, select all the cells you want to group, right-click, and select “Group Selection” or use the shortcut Ctrl + G.


And there you have it – a simple guide to creating a table in Figma! As you become more comfortable with Figma, you can start to explore more complex functionalities, such as creating reusable components and responsive designs. Remember, practice is the key to becoming proficient in any design tool.