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Copy and Paste Text from Word

Same issue, at first I thought it was a problem with Word. Guess it’s some encoding issue at Figma. Hope this gets resolved soon.

Google Docs and MacOS Pages work fine

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Exact same issue here. Anyone from @figma going to respond?

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+1 for the same issue. Seems like a no-brainer to be allowed to past from Word into Figma.

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Hello guys! I found this bug: When copying text from MS Word to Figma, a picture is inserted instead of text. This problem is in the desktop application (latest update) on Mac M1. Everything is fine on Windows.

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It’s not Microsoft’s fault, pasting works fine in literally any other program including Sketch

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This is so rubbish - i knew moving to Figma was a bad idea - workflow slowed to a crawl and no sign of a fix…

I’m having the same issue. Trying to do analysis of some walkthroughs … and this is a major problem for me.

Holy cow this needs to be fixed. Huge killer if you’re working in a Microsoft-heavy environment (please help lol).

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I’m new to Figma and was thinking this can’t be a bug… turns out it is lol.


This is STILL not fixed ?! What is Figma doing :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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Same problem. Honestly surprised that they didn’t catch this and fix it already before all this feedback.

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Command(ctrl)+Shift+V in a text field works.
But generic Command(ctrl)+V pastes an image.

Sometimes you have to paste it twice (first as image, then in text field), but it works…

Hope that helps

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That same issue also appears when you try to copy from Illustrator. Hope @figma could answer here…

Agreed. This is annoying and ads time to what should be a simple task.

This is awful, especially becuase the work around Ctrl Shift V
doesn’t work unless you have already ctrl V an image version of the content you are trying to paste in.

@Figma is there another work around? or something we are missing here? because this is an incredibly inconvenient issue

Hey all, this should now be fixed!


When copying and pasting text from Microsoft Word, the text is placed in Figma as an image, and not live text. It would be great to have this be live text so I can paste text from my copywriter in my designs rather than manually typing everything out.

This has been fixed, just need to be sure you paste in a text box.

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