How To Type On Figma

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Figma is a popular cloud-based design tool utilized by designers globally for UI and UX design. Its collaborative capabilities and extensive range of features make it a suitable option for design teams of all scales. Among its many features is the text tool, which allows users to type on Figma. This blog post will provide a step-by-step guide on how to use the text tool on Figma.

Step 1: Selecting the Text Tool

To start typing on Figma, you’ll first need to select the Text tool. This can be found on the toolbar on the left side of the screen. It’s marked with a ‘T’ icon. Simply click on it to select it.

Step 2: Click on the Canvas

Next, you need to select where on your design canvas you wish to add text. Simply click on the desired location and you will see a flashing cursor appear, signaling that you can now begin to type.

Step 3: Start Typing

Once the cursor is in place, you can begin to type. Your text will appear on the canvas as you type.

Step 4: Formatting Text

Figma also provides a variety of options to format your text. You can change the font, size, color, alignment, and more. These options can be found in the properties panel on the right side of the screen whenever you have text selected.

Step 5: Editing Text

To edit your text, simply double click on the text block. This will allow you to add, delete or change the existing text.

Adding Styles to Text

Figma also allows users to add styles to their text. This feature is handy when you want to use the same text style across multiple elements in your design.

To apply a text style, first, you need to create one. You can do this by selecting a block of text and then clicking on the + button next to the TextStyle in the right panel.

To apply a created style, select the text you want to change. Then click on the TextStyle dropdown in the right panel and select the style you want to apply.

That’s it! You now know how to type and manipulate text in Figma. Remember, practice makes perfect. So, keep experimenting with different text styles and effects to enhance your design skills and make your designs stand out.