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Copy and Paste Text from Word

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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