Generating your Figma personal access token

To be able to export comments from the CopyDoc plugin, you’ll need to generate a personal access token in your Figma account:

  1. Go to your Settings panel (in the dropdown menu under your Figma account icon).
  2. Scroll down the Account tab in the settings popup to the Personal access tokens section.
  3. Click Generate new token.
  4. Set a Token name (eg. CopyDoc Figma Plugin).
  5. Set the Expiration dropdown option to No expiration.
  6. Ensure the the File content dropdown option is set to Read-only.
  7. Ensure the the Comments dropdown option is set to Read-only.
  8. All of the other dropdown options can be left as No access.
  9. Click the Generate token button.
  10. Click the Copy this token (this is your only chance to do so).

Exporting your Figma comments from the CopyDoc plugin

To get started with this feature, click on the Export Figma Comments button in the main CopyDoc plugin screen, then follow the steps below:

Adding your Figma personal token

To authenticate the request for reading comments in your Figma file, you will need to manually add a personal Figma access token by following the steps in the Generating your Figma personal access token section above.

Your token will automatically be saved after successful export. After you’ve successfully exported comments via CopyDoc, your Figma personal access token will automatically be saved (and pre-populated in the input field) for future use in the plugin, across other Figma projects.

Adding your Figma file URL

You will need to manually add your Figma page URL by clicking on the Share button in the Figma header, then clicking Copy link in the pop-up window, and finally pasting the copied URL into the Figma Page URL (Required) input field in the CopyDoc plugin settings.

Toggling design references option

Enabling the Include Design References option will include .png images (containing numbered/positioned pins per comment thread) for each frame that contains at least one comment. These can be used as a visual reference alongside the text comments exported to .csv and .json files.

Fetching and exporting comments

Once you’ve added your valid Figma Page URL and Figma Personal Access Token, you can click the Export Comments to CSV/JSON button, which will scan your Figma file for any comments and generate a CSV and JSON file (along with image references, if the Include Design References option was enabled).

After CopyDoc has finished exporting your comments, you’ll be shown a confirmation message; you can download your .zip file containing your exported comments by clicking the Download Comments button.

Saving file downloads from Figma If you're using the Figma desktop app, you'll see a prompt appear to download your file. However, if you're using Figma in a web browser, your file will automatically be downloaded to your computer by default (usually to the Downloads directory on your computer).

Opening .zip file

After you’ve downloaded your .zip file from Figma to your computer, you can open your file explorer to the directory where it was saved. Double clicking on the exported .zip file will unzip the contents and let you use your comments however you like.