Along with uploading your static designs or prototype to a password protected URL, you can also export your Figma frames to a compressed, password protected (optional) PDF file that you can download to your computer. This option doesn’t upload anything online, and allows you to send the exported file securely via email or any other method.

To get started with this feature, please ensure you’ve selected Password Protected PDF File from the Crypto plugin toolbar.

PDF Export Browser Support Due to browser compatibility issues, the Password Protected PDF File feature in Crypto isn’t supported in Safari. Please run the plugin in another browser (like Chrome) or the Figma Desktop App instead.

Setting PDF export options

Once you’re happy with your frame selection and ordering, you can click the Export PDF File button in the Crypto plugin toolbar. This will open the PDF export options overlay where you can specify your password and other settings.

There are a few options you can specify when exporting merged PDF files. These are related to the compression/quality level, password protection and the color profile of your exported PDF.

Choosing PDF quality

You can set the quality level for your PDF export as 72dpi, 150dpi or 300dpi by using the select input to specify your desired quality level. The higher the dpi, the better the quality, but also higher the file size.

Setting a password for your merged PDF

If you would like your exported merged PDF file to require a password before it can be opened, you can enable the Password Protect PDF setting, then set your own password in the password input field. Ensure that you give this password to anyone you’re sending the exported merged PDF file to, or they won’t be able to open the file to view its contents.

Gradient fills in PDF exports

If you’re exporting layers to PDF that contain gradient fills inside any vector paths, you can enable the Vector Path Gradients setting to ensure the gradient is rendered as expected. If you don’t need this option, there’s no need to enable it.

Exporting and saving the merged PDF

Once you’re happy with your PDF settings and frame selection/order, you can click the Export PDF button; this will begin the process of merging and compressing your PDF pages one by one. You’ll see a progress indicator showing you that the PDF is being merged and compressed.

After all of the frames in your PDF have been merged and compressed, you’ll see a confirmation notification letting you know that your PDF has been merged, and your .pdf file is ready. You can download it to your computer by clicking the Download PDF button.

If you’ve specified a password, you’ll also be able to copy it to your clipboard by clicking on the Copy icon button next to the password field.

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 your password protected PDF file

If your you enabled the Password Protect PDF setting for your PDF export, you can open your saved PDF file by double clicking on the exported .pdf file on your computer, and pasting the password from the Crypto plugin (which you specified in the settings); this will allow you to view the PDF document in your PDF viewer application.