How to create and use text styles in Figma

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A step by step tutorial on setting up text styles in Figma.

Step One: Create your Styles

A visual of Figma that shows the Typographic styles for Farm Tales.

In Figma, create your typographic styles.

Step Two: Select text & click on Style

Once you have created your text style navigate to the fill section on the right hand side menu and press "Styles" which is an icon consisting of four dots in a square without borders.

Select the typographic style that you wish to convert into a Text Style and subsequently navigate to Style under the fill section.

Step Three: Create a new style

In the modal that appears on the right hands side, select the '+' to create a new style.

Press the + button in the modal that appears to create a new style.

Step Four: Name & select Create Style

In the modal that appears, name the text style that you wish to create and when ready select 'create style'.

In the modal that appears, type in the name of the text style that you wish to create and subsequently press Create Style.

Step Five: Use the Style

The text style that you created should now appear under the text styles menu.

The text style should now appear under Text Styles.

If you select a piece of text and select the style that you created, it should alter it to that style.

If you select that text style it will change your selected text to that style.

If at any moment you want to edit the style, remove, delete or detach it, follow one of the tutorials linked below.


Unfortunately Figma does not yet attach Colors, Stroke or effects to text styles.

Keep this in mind when creating complex typographic styles. We strongly recommend that you maintain a typographic style area that can be used a master typographic style guide.

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