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Textoverflow Plug-in

[not sure if this is correct thread to post such a question]
Do you think it is feasible to write a Figma Plugin that will allow to connect several text boxes for text overflow?

Closest example of what Im talking about is Indesign feature How to Use Adobe InDesign #5 Flowing Text - YouTube

Yes, but the updates of texts will occur only when the plugin is open, so you’ll either need to keep it open while editing text or open it to update the texts. There is no way to make it do these things in the background at all times.

Hi Gleb, thanks for answering this question. Do you think it’s something you could build?

I believe it would be a bit too convoluted to use as a plugin, so I don’t think it would be wise to build this.

I see, can you think of any workarounds to achieve the similar effect?

No, I don’t think there are any workarounds (otherwise I wouldn’t have said that about the plugin idea). There needs to be a native solution.

Thank you Gleb! By the way, I really like your website and what you do, nice stuff :love_you_gesture:

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Thanks! :heart: