The Import Text Layers feature in CopyDoc works by letting you add your updated .csv, .json, .md, .docx or .xliff file that was originally exported from the CopyDoc plugin, and manually approving any text differences compared to the text layers in your Figma file, then applying any selected updates with one click.

Figma text layers with missing fonts can't be updated. If your Figma text layer contains a missing font, the plugin won't be able to update it. Please ensure any text layers you would like to update in any way using the CopyDoc plugin have their missing fonts resolved.

Dragging in your file, previewing changes and updating Figma layers

To get started, click on the Import Text Layers button in the main CopyDoc plugin menu, then drag and drop your updated .csv, .json, .md, .docx or .xliff file from your computer into the drop zone of the import settings panel. This will read your file and check for any updated text layers compared to your Figma text layers.

After your text update previews have loaded, you can see a list of all the differences of the text layers that contain updates in your file.

If you originally exported a .csv or .json file with multiple custom text variants, you’ll be able to switch between these by clicking on the Select (CSV Column/JSON Property) To Import drop down menu.

You can approve the changes that will be applied by scrolling through the list and checking or unchecking the text updates you would like to import, then once you’re happy with the selected text layers, click the Update Figma Text Layers button to instantly apply all of the selected text updates at once.

Use the normal “undo” command in Figma to undo updates. If you would like to undo your text updates, you can use the standard CMD + Z (on Mac) or CTRL + Z (on Windows) shortcut to undo the changes in your Figma file.
Zooming in on text layers that contain updates. To instantly see where each text layer is in your Figma file, you can click on the Text icon button next to any of the updated layers to instantly move the focus of your Figma page to show where the text layer is located. You can click on this icon before or after making your text updates.

Figma text layers with missing fonts can't be updated. If your Figma text layer contains a missing font, the plugin won't be able to update it. Please ensure any text layers you would like to update in any way using the CopyDoc plugin have their missing fonts resolved.