# Getting Started with CopyDoc

CopyDoc

# Introduction

CopyDoc (opens new window) gives you everything you need to easily export, import, localize and update text in your Figma designs.

# Features

  • Export Figma text layers to CSV and JSON files.
  • Bulk update Figma text layers via CSV or JSON import.
  • Sync repeating text/image content from a Google Sheet or XLSX/CSV file.
  • Automatically generate Figma data tables from a Google Sheet or XLSX/CSV.
  • No data processed/uploaded/stored anywhere outside your Figma file.
  • Seamless frame localization via simple Spreadsheet export/import.
  • Find & Replace feature to quickly update any matching text.
  • Export frames to DOCX, XLSX, TXT, EPUB, HTML or PDF.
  • Quickly export selected text layers to CSV, JSON or XLIFF files.
  • Spell check your Figma text in dozens of languages.
  • Download all Figma comments to CSV and JSON files.
  • Include design references for text and comment exports.

# Installing CopyDoc

Ensure you're logged into your Figma account, then follow the steps below to install the CopyDoc Figma plugin.

# Install with your Web Browser

  1. Navigate to the CopyDoc Figma plugin (opens new window) page in your web browser
  2. Click the Try it out button in the top right hand side of the page
  3. Select your Figma account from the pop-up window
  4. Figma will create a blank Figma file and pop-up a prompt with the CopyDoc plugin details
  5. Click on the "More options" (3 dots) icon button, then click Save to install the CopyDoc plugin.

# Install with the Figma Desktop App

  1. Open the file browser in Figma.
  2. Click the Community page in the sidebar.
  3. Enter CopyDoc into the search bar at the top of the page.
  4. Click the Plugins tab to filter results to plugins only.
  5. Click the Try it out button in the top right hand side of the page
  6. Select your Figma account from the pop-up window
  7. Figma will create a blank Figma file and pop-up a prompt with the CopyDoc plugin details
  8. Click on the "More options" (3 dots) icon button, then click Save to install the CopyDoc plugin.

Watch video tutorial for installing Figma plugins

Follow along with this step by step YouTube video tutorial (opens new window) if you need a visual guide to installing Figma plugins in 2022

Figma Organization Users

Anyone with a Figma account can install plugins; however, users in a Figma Organization may only be able to install approved plugins.

# Running CopyDoc

Edit Access Required

Anyone with Edit access to a file can run a plugin in that file, anyone who only has View permissions won't be able to run any plugins in that file.

Once you've installed the CopyDoc Figma plugin, you can switch back into any Figma project file, then follow the steps below.

  1. Right-click anywhere on your Figma project canvas
  2. Hover your mouse over Plugins ▶
  3. Hover your mouse over Installed Plugins ▶
  4. Click on the CopyDoc plugin

# Quickly re-running the plugin

After you've run the CopyDoc plugin once in a Figma file, you'll be able to quickly re-launch it by clicking the CopyDoc icon in the right-hand side Figma column (under the "Plugin" subheading).

# Activating your account

After using the trial version of CopyDoc 15 times, you'll be asked for your license key to continue using the plugin. Simply enter your key, select your plan and click Activate.

Need a CopyDoc License?

You can purchase a license key for you or your team by visiting the CopyDoc (opens new window) product page on the Hypermatic website.

VPN may be required in China

Please note, if you're in China, the license server may be blocked by "The Great Firewall of China". If you're seeing a license error, despite using a valid key, you will likely need to use a VPN (opens new window) to resolve the issue.