How to link a text to a text block?

I need to create several variations of a page with long text. I don’t want to make a component out of this text. Mainly because it’s one text splitted in to many small boxes. however I want to make changes only in one text and it should be reflected in all instances of its copy. Like it’s done in InDesign where you can connect a text file. Is there a way to do this in Figma?

You can’t have instances without having components. But maybe that was just a way for you to express the idea and not about instances in a technical sense.

Anyway, it sounds like what you’re after is a way to pull data from outside figma. Something like syncing from a Google sheet document:

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Thanks for the reply!